Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Barn Owls .... results that are a bit more like it .. but not quite there yet !.

A couple of weeks ago Barn Owls returned to my local patch and I got some images but was not particularly happy with the results.

So, late afternoon today I went down to see if I could develop the results that I had achieved earlier, the Owl appeared at about 4.45 p.m.

As I have said before, an f 2.8 lens is far better for this work than my f 4, so I ditched the 1.4 Tc from my 300mm f4 and the improvement is in my opinion pretty good given a somewhat distant subject and the light quality.

Barn Owls are not stupid so you only get limited chances, maybe only one photo opportunity each encounter, the sound of a burst of shutter releases must sound like a machine gun to a bird that boasts very acute hearing.

1 comment:

  1. These are a great result John. Personally I like the first two because it shows more of the habitat. If we get more snow you can use the reflective light off the snow too