Rich Ditch's Photography Blog

April 16, 2010

Burrowing Owl in better light

Filed under: Birds, light — richditch @ 10:46 pm
Burrowing Owl in better light

Burrowing Owl in better light

I recently posted a shot of a Burrowing Owl from this same location, but noted that I wasn’t satisfied with the light. The obvious solution was to make a return visit to this spot, but get there earlier in the day. I’m much happier with the light in this image taken two hours earlier in the morning.

When I arrived at this spot there were no owls visible from the road, as was the case on the previous visit. Instead of finding an owl on the small dirt pile I found this bird on the ground behind the mound. Again, I worked my Toyota into a decent position so I could get shots from the open window. The background was somewhat boring, but after watching the owl for a while it moved closer and into a better setting. I watched for a bit longer and got a few more poses, but no change in backgrounds.

Nikon D200, 300/2.8 plus TC20E (2x converter), ISO 200, 1/1000th second at f/5.6.



  1. My apologies to those who commented before as I’ve had to delete and repost this image and text to clear a corrupted image, and in the process I lost your comments.

    Comment by richditch — April 16, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

  2. Looks great Rich!I like the side lighting in particular.


    Comment by Drew Fulton — April 17, 2010 @ 4:16 am

  3. Thanks for posting these and for sharing your experience spotting the burrowing owls. There is quite a big movement working to monitor their migration. This one isn’t banded so perhaps it is a permanant resident…

    Comment by Paula Wheeler — April 18, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: