Female Great Horned Owl in Montana

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Great Horned Owl female in a granary windowGreat Horned Owl female in a granary window – Nikon D200, tripod mounted, f6.3, 1/250, ISO 400, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

I love the combination of owls and old wooden buildings such as barns or granaries so when I get a chance to photograph them in that type of setting I jump at the opportunity. This female Great Horned Owl was resting at the opening of an old granary in Glacier County, Montana when I photographed her. I especially enjoy how her ear tufts are clearly visible, the great eye contact and the lovely view of her back.

Owls are a favorite subject for me anywhere I find them.



  1. Mia McPherson April 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for your comments Susan, Bob, Jane and Sherry. This Great Horned Owl was fun to photograph!

  2. Sherry in MT April 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I love that you can see both her face and the lovely patterns she has on her back at the same time!

  3. Jane Chesebrough April 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I like the rusty brown highlights.Great shot of a beautiful bird.

  4. Tami April 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Perfect shot, Mia! Love the details in her feathers and the wood grain.

  5. Bob Bushell April 9, 2013 at 6:34 am

    I love her, she look like a statuette, well done Mia.

  6. Susan April 9, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Wonderful post and photo Mia:)

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