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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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1/4000 second
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Jan 12, 2013, 5:10:39 AM
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Barn Owl Hunting by tourofnature Barn Owl Hunting by tourofnature
A Barn Owl stalking above the rolling sagebrush on the causeway of Antelope Island State Park. I love the muted colors of the Barn Owl, and they are a beautiful bird in flight.

To capture this shot I was driving down the road with my lens hanging out window, steering with my knees trying to keep the correct speed alongside the owl in flight. If you find yourself on the causeway and you see a red car with a lens hanging out the window swerving all over the road, please do not call the authorities.

My brain about exploded from the multi-tasking! Gauging speed, making sure my lens was auto focusing on the owl, staying somewhat on the road, thinking through shutter speeds, reading the light, it was a lot to handle, but a blast to shoot. I was relieved to see I had gotten some in focus when I got home.


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Given 2013-09-24
Suggester said; "I just love this photo, it's a really good catch!"

Barn Owl Hunting by ~tourofnature ( Suggested by Exillior and Featured by Anoya )
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Akaatje Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing shot. You must be a good driver to have skills like that :) Well done :)
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gidb7 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student General Artist
is it ok to use your photo as reference for a drawing study? Owl
any problem and I can take it out from dA, thanks
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Entenn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Blows my mind!
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Xiao1312 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't see the legs through the fluff! xD Good pic btw! ~Xiao
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Simply FABULOUS! :la:
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Paisguy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013

Wow...a blast to shoot? How many attempts for this masterpiece?

Well done!

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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Cool :)
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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IpomeaTricolor Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Majestic!
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Orchideacae Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap
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