Frost covered Barn Owl

Frost covered Barn OwBarn Owl in a freezing fog –  D200, f7.1, 1/125, ISO 320, 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited. WB auto, aperture priority, EV +0.3 steps

This was taken on an early December morning, there was heavy, dismal fog and at times a light snow was falling. The hoar frost was still clinging to the feathers and the facial disc of the Barn Owl (Tyto alba).

In processing the image I specifically left it with low light, low contrast and minimal saturation to convey the foggy mood that was present at the time the image was created. Over processing this image would have introduced noise at unacceptable levels.

In most cases I don’t fight the light, I work with it.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.

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