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Obliging Owl

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It was a dull November afternoon and I'd had no success trying to photograph birds feeding in our back garden. There was just not enough light entering my long lens to get a decent image even with the tripod. Then I remembered the old owl who is often perched on the chimney top of a cottage in the local woods. He sits perfectly motionless, only occasionally opening one eye or moving his head slightly to remind you that he is indeed alive and not a stuffed specimen. This is a crop of a larger image taken with 1.6 second exposure - not the kind of exposure you'd expect to be able to use for wildlife photography!

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5
Lens:olympus 75-300 m4/3rds
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2013 - 4:08 PM
Focal Length:187mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1.6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Obliging Owl
Username:hrsimages hrsimages
Uploaded:22 Nov 2013 - 11:59 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
22 Nov 2013 - 12:52 PM

Well captured.

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