A rare close encounter to this beautiful Bird of prey the Short eared owl.
In the few years I have been taking pictures of these raptors I have never been so close.
Some facts on this Bird.
Short-eared owls are medium sized owls with mottled brown bodies, pale under-wings and yellow eyes. They are commonly seen hunting during the day. In winter, there is an influx of continental birds (from Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland) to northern, eastern, and parts of central southern England, especially around the coast. They are of European conservation concern and so are an Amber List species.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D MkIII |
|Lens:||Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 os apo dg hsm + sigma 2x extender |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||27 Feb 2013 - 4:09 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|White Balance:||As Shot|