I fell in love with Eagle Owls
Sunday, June 10, 2012 3:22:27 PM
This in the oldest of the three eagle owl offspring, still with some of the hatchling plumage and lacking the characteristic "ears" of the adult owls.
That photo was easy, because it was in a garden near the forest, the light was quite good and I didn't have to climb on a tree to get a clear line of sight. The main problem with the photo sessions was, that the normal owls is night active and tend to sleep all day (I bet you knew that ). Luckily this is not 100% true for Eagle Owls, but still most of the photos were taken at early or late twilight, after dusk or before dawn.
Head over to the album (with description) or watch the slide show (without description) to see more of them.
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All photos were taken with an "old fashioned" Canon A1 camera and a 400mm, f4.5 tele lens with attached motor drive, that managed up to 8 images/s as long as the battery was fully charged, and an ASA 400 color slide film. Yes that camera actually uses film instead of chips to store the images - some of the older visitors might still know this type of cameras - you might recognize it by the lack of digital noise.
If the colors are not quite correct on some of the images:
Blame my scanner, it sucks because I can't switch the auto-correction features to "off" completely. I only cropped the images so that users of full HD monitors can see then in full screen without scrolling (selfish reason, I use some of them as desktop background )