Short Eared Owl  by Michael Cummings

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I had been looking for Short Eared Owls for quite some time now. Finally had a chance to get some shots yesterday. It is amazing how efficient a hunter these medium sized owls are, it caught this rodent within a minute of it taking off from it’s perch.

Taken in the Kingston, Ontario, Canada area.

Nikon D300
ISO 500
EV -0.33
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM
Hand Held using car as support


short eared owl, birds, birds of prey, owls, nature, wildlife, ecology


  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerover 3 years ago

    Outstanding shot Michael.I have only ever seen one and that was by accident.It flew across my line of vision when I was watching a Merlin on a fence..too far for a shot,even if I’d had my camera.

  • They are not easy to find around my area, we got real lucky this time. I have been searching for a while as well.

    – Michael Cummings

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Great capture Michael.

  • Thank you very much, Mark :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenover 3 years ago

    Congrats on such a great shot, Michael – not easy!

  • No, it’s been a long search to get shots of them.

    – Michael Cummings

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensover 3 years ago

    Stunning, stunning capture! The backdrop compliments the clear colours of the owl perfectly. Dof, feather detail, the lot, it’s just perfect.

  • Thank you very much, Peter

    – Michael Cummings

  • DigitallyStill
    DigitallyStillover 3 years ago

    WTG Michael! Got to love these guys. ;-) Well done!

  • Thank you very much, Francine

    – Michael Cummings

  • John  De Bord Photography
    John De Bord ...over 3 years ago

    This is honestly just beautiful, great perch and great focus

  • Thank you very much, John

    – Michael Cummings

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    oh wow .. outstanding capture

  • Thank you very much, Angel

    – Michael Cummings

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

    WOW! Fantastic work, brilliant capture!!

  • Thank you very much, Michaela

    – Michael Cummings

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 3 years ago

    This is such a wonderful shot ! He couldn’t have perched on a lovelier fence for you :)

  • Thank you very much, Renee

    – Michael Cummings

  • Jim Cumming
    Jim Cummingover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Jim

    – Michael Cummings

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