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Taken in Ottawa, Ontario.Canada

Nikon D300
ISO 400
EV 0.0
Pattern Metering
No Flash
400 MM
Hand Held
WB Shade

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  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, great shot Michael, excellent detail for hand held!

  • Having a fast shutter speed helps to overcome movement

    – Michael Cummings

  • Gary Fairhead
    Gary Fairheadalmost 5 years ago

    Very nicely done…What a great looking intense! I was wondering if anyone else got that shot ;-)

  • Thanks Gary, Got to love the concentration and intensity of these birds

    – Michael Cummings

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you once again Catherine

    – Michael Cummings

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickalmost 5 years ago

    I am green with envy here my friend, just breathtaking Michael!

  • We were very lucky last winter, there were a number of the large Northern Owls that stayed most of the winter. Gave many opportunities to get shots of them hunting.

    – Michael Cummings

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 5 years ago

    Wow! Looks like it’s coming right after you, Michael. I would have ducked! What a great capture this is! Just look at those eyes!!

  • Thank you Aunt Dot

    – Michael Cummings

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Beallealmost 5 years ago

    holy moly owl batman! Oh my goodness, this is AWESOME!!! What perfect timing with this stunning capture… and hand held, wow! BRAVO to you MC! I’m in awe! I would be jumping up and down if I got a shot like this, lol! : ) Love it!

  • Kaylene Passmore
    Kaylene Passmorealmost 5 years ago

    Amazing photo!

  • Thank you Kaylene

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertalmost 5 years ago

    How in the world? This is so awesome!

  • Thank you Bonnie

    – Michael Cummings

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 5 years ago

    One to be very proud of Michael, superb!!

  • Thank you Macky

    – Michael Cummings

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardalmost 5 years ago

    Very beautiful and exceptionally clever of you!

  • Thanks Byron :-)

    – Michael Cummings

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