Low Light Male Short-eared Owl in Idaho

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Clark County male Short-eared OwlClark County male Short-eared Owl – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/200, ISO 800, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

My luck with Short-eared Owls is still on going. I have seen quite a few of them flying in the distance, both males and females.

Three days ago I spotted this male Short-eared Owl perched on a post in terribly low light in Clark County, Idaho and even though the lighting conditions were awful I still had to take some images of him.

Low light Short-eared Owl male Low light Short-eared Owl male – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/160, ISO 800, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

The Short-eared Owl was perched on a thick post close to the road and to railroad tracks and spent the first few minutes I was with him on the post looking around, then he dove to the ground very close to the tracks after something but missed. After he missed he flew over the railroad tracks and landed on a grassy mound. More photos of him later!

The Short-eared Owl in Clark County, Idaho was a beauty even in the poor light.

Life is good.

Mia

7 Comments

  1. Mia McPherson June 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks so much for your comments everyone. They are much appreciated.

  2. Elephant's Child June 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Seeing him would brighten the dullest day. Capturing him as you did? An image to hug to yourself on any dark day. Or night.
    Thank you.

  3. Carol June 5, 2016 at 8:32 am

    He is a handsome one..

  4. Patty Chadwick June 5, 2016 at 7:01 am

    They’re both good, but I’m talking about the first one….

  5. Patty Chadwick June 5, 2016 at 7:00 am

    WOW!!! There’s no way you could do better than this! This has got to be the best photo of a short-ear possible, if you’re lucky,you might equal it….fantastic!!!!!!!!

  6. Bob McPherson June 5, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Gorgeous photos, Mia. Please take a bow.

  7. Roger Burnard June 5, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Awesome Mia, simply awesome… ;-)))

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