Short Eared Owl Breaks on Gear Down - Boundary Bay, British Columbia – Henrik Nilsson
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When photographing wildlife, there are few subjects more challenging than birds in flight. Oh sure, you can probably get a few decent shots. Yet it’s the pursuit of something unique that is the challenge. In this shot, a short eared owl prepares to land at a high point in Boundary Bay, British Columbia. Each winter we’re fortunate to have several of these owls stop by. The location is a favorite spot of mine and I’ve spent plenty of time waiting for that right moment. With regards to this image, the side angle is different and that, along with the pose of the owl, is what makes the shot a little unique. To get such a capture is a combination of being prepared, knowing your subject, the right conditions and a dose of luck.
Camera: 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 600 f4 IS II
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
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