Short eared owls Ed29th February 201213 CommentsA short trip out on Sunday turned into an 8hr session standing in a field snapping short eared owls. Not a bad effort considering this was only my second time of trying. Tags:britishphotographyshort eared owlwildlife 13 thoughts on “Short eared owls” lakesideindia 21st March 2012 at 8:17 am What stunning photos! I just called in here to say thanks for liking my post about the yellow browed bulbul only to realise that my photos are not in your league! I’ll certainly be back to see more! Dorinda (lakesideindia) Reply adrianduque89 10th April 2012 at 4:52 pm Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your photos are great! Reply Ray 10th April 2012 at 5:53 pm Very nice owl pictures! Reply avianartz55 20th April 2012 at 9:19 pm nice shots Ed Reply Sheila T Illustrated 24th April 2012 at 11:52 am That second photo is fantastic. Love the look it gives. Thanks for the ‘like’ on my Earth Day post. 🙂 Reply Madoqua 5th May 2012 at 10:09 pm Superb results for your 8 hour day. Owls are such beautiful birds and your photos have captured this perfectly. Reply RichardB1001 6th May 2012 at 1:46 pm Great results. What lens did you use? It looks as if the ambient light was favorable, or did you use adjustments similar to the adjustment brush in Camera Raw? Reply Ed 6th May 2012 at 2:15 pm Hi, thanks for the comment. I used a 300mm with a 1.4x attached, ISO640. I had to up the exposure by around 1 stop in Lightroom. You’re correct about the weather, these pics were taken around 4:15pm so not particularly bright but nice enough. No major adjustments, just levels,white balance etc Reply RichardB1001 6th May 2012 at 2:21 pm Thanks for the technical info. I took some eagle shots last July in Friday Harbor, WA. It was about 5 pm and the light was just overwhelming. I used the adjustment brush to lessen the exposure but was unable to get the result you achieved. Reply Ed 6th May 2012 at 2:34 pm Ahh ok, these were taken in late February in the UK, from memory it must have been an hour from sunset and the sun was behind me. If you can leave it a little later then the sun may not be quite as harsh Reply RichardB1001 6th May 2012 at 2:38 pm True enough. The eagles I was photographing were being fed by a local farmer who puts out meat scraps at 5pm each day so that tourists can see these amazing birds. Reply darkandbrightart 8th May 2012 at 8:00 pm What beautiful photos! Thank you for liking my blog. Reply annmariemeredithimages 15th May 2012 at 4:14 pm Love the second one, nice to see the colours and pattern on his wing. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, e-mail, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.