Rich Ditch's Photography Blog

October 9, 2010

Burrowing Owl on a post

Filed under: Birds, technique — richditch @ 6:37 pm
Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Like most nature photographers I prefer my subjects in natural settings and on natural perches. But I find it hard to pass up a nice subject when it selects a manmade perch.

I’ve posted Burrowing Owl photos from this same location in the Phoenix East Valley before, but I was fortunate on those previous visits to get the owl on a natural perch. I waited quite some time hoping the bird would move to a natural perch, but it never cooperated before my patience ran out.

I’ve composed this to minimize the post, including just enough to keep from crowing the owl’s feet at the bottom of the frame. The lines of the metal post are clean and simple so they don’t add a lot of visual clutter to the image.

8/21/2010, Nikon D200, Nikkor 300/2.8 AF-S  lens plus TC20E (2x), Gitzo tripod, RRS ball head, Wimberley Sidekick, ISO 100, 1/160th second at f/8.



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