Silent Barred Stalker

Wolf Read

Vancouver, Canada

Artist's Description

I was after crows, and instead found this owl.
A number of corvids were harassing the owl before I arrived. Initially, I did not know the reason for all the caws. Since I like photographing crows, I decided to try a few shots and closed in on the tree. The black passerines flew away as I neared and readied my camera. I guess my approach gave the owl some respite.
The Barred Owl (Stryx varia) peered down from a deep-crowned Western redcedar tree. This striking avian was not in a remote woodland, but smack in the middle of Vancouver, BC, at Queen Elizabeth Park. An urban predator.
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/60 sec, f / 4, 0 EV, ISO 800
Hand-held
Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, BC
25 Sep 2010

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