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Eye Popping

The Short-eared Owl pictured here was photographed in Southern Alberta, and it was the first one I had seen.  I almost didn’t turn around for it, because I thought it was some sort of Hawk, which would just end up flying away, and are frustrating to try and photograph.

 

What is so captivating about these owls are their eyes, which really stand out on their smallish heads, with the dark yellows and browns.

 

The Short-eared Owl gets its name for the short tufts that you can see in this image coming out at the top of the middle of its head in this image, but sometimes these tufts are barely visible.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: March 2, 2013
Location: Southern Alberta

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS + 2x III Extender
Focal Length: 600mm
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/500

About this Image

The Short-eared Owl pictured here was photographed in Southern Alberta, and it was the first one I had seen.  I almost didn’t turn around for it, because I thought it was some sort of Hawk, which would just end up flying away, and are frustrating to try and photograph.

 

What is so captivating about these owls are their eyes, which really stand out on their smallish heads, with the dark yellows and browns.

 

The Short-eared Owl gets its name for the short tufts that you can see in this image coming out at the top of the middle of its head in this image, but sometimes these tufts are barely visible.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: March 2, 2013
Location: Southern Alberta

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS + 2x III Extender
Focal Length: 600mm
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/500