Probably just a surprise for me, not for him. I was walking around in the snowy landscape, watching where I put my feet and also looking high up in the trees. This great Horned Owl was just a little higher than eye level. He didn’t feel too comfortable with that, so he left very soon. I got a couple of frames of him. Nice light in the shadow with the light reflected in the snow.

Prospect Park, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA.

Nikon D300, Sigma 150-500 mm lens
f/6.3, 1 /125 sec, ISO 400, focal length 250 mm

607 views, Sept 11, 2014


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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago

    Magnificent capture!!!! Love it :))))))))))))

  • Thank you, Vicki!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardover 1 year ago

    A great natural shot !!!

  • Thank you, Nancy!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoover 1 year ago

    Eivor, Outstanding. Those eyes are so penetrating.

  • Thank you, Bob!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    12 April 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thank you, Konstantinos!

    – Eivor Kuchta

    YOUSERVICEover 1 year ago

  • Thank you for the feature!

    – Eivor Kuchta

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, I’m SO envious, it’s a lovely shot!

  • Thank you! One of my own favorites. Shot in the middle of the day, but in the shade, with snow reflecting the light.

    – Eivor Kuchta

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