Northern Pygmy Owl with Prey

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Northern Pygmy Owl with Prey

Liz Bullock level-classic 9/25/2008 5:39:12 PM

Excellent capture!!!! #1005142

Steve Pinzon level-classic 9/25/2008 5:51:57 PM

That's an amazing pic, and great clarity. Nice shot! #6512717

Anne M. Young 9/25/2008 5:56:42 PM

WOW - this really puts your other shot into perspective. Great clarity etc! #6512736

Kumiko Parkinson 9/25/2008 6:09:58 PM

Oh my God! What an opportunity! You captured this drama with such a clarity and in great comp, great job, John! #6512786

Michelle Alton level-classic 9/26/2008 2:59:44 AM

Amazing capture. Just beautiful. #6514325

Summer A. Kozisek level-classic 9/26/2008 11:11:21 AM

I really liked the last one John, but this is fantastic! Great capture, and how cool that this was in your backyard. I love your gallery, I'm an avid birder myself! #6516274

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 9/27/2008 7:58:10 PM

THIS CAPTURE IS EXCELLENT HERE.

KARU. #6521884

John Tubbs level-classic 9/27/2008 8:44:41 PM

Thanks so much to everyone who commented on this image, it is greatly appreciated! John #6522040

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 10/22/2008 7:58:59 PM

An outstandingly beautiful, story-telling capture, John! Congratulations on your amazing finalist! #6640057

Dianna Murphy level-classic 10/23/2008 1:17:38 AM

Wow, that's so cool, Congratulations. #6642363

Anne M. Young 10/23/2008 6:46:56 AM

Congratulations - I loved this when I first saw it #6644274

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/23/2008 11:09:26 AM

Congrats. on this very beautiful Finalist.

UB. #6646789

Summer A. Kozisek level-classic 10/23/2008 4:12:43 PM

Congrats on your finalist John, good luck in the next round! #6648251

John Tubbs level-classic 10/23/2008 10:45:53 PM

Thanks everyone!! #6650039

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 10/24/2008 8:24:53 AM

Congratulations John, on your very beautiful and well deserved finalist!! #6652419

Liz Bullock level-classic 10/24/2008 11:38:21 PM

Congrats!!! #6656672

Brad Sharp 11/9/2008 10:29:47 PM

Great Shot John. Nice clarity, DOF, color, and composition. One nit though - the tip of the orange leaf at the top of the photo is a bit distracting. Remove that and you have an excellent shot.

Congratulations on being a finalist. Well deserved. #6732072

Linda A. Braddock level-classic 12/4/2008 10:30:37 AM

John, Beautiful Capture. I love it!
Linda #6850163

John Tubbs level-classic 12/4/2008 10:35:30 AM

Thanks again to all the folks who commented on the image! #6850173

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Description

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, Canon 500mm IS lens + 1.4X extender, tripod. After this owl (quite unexpectedly) showed up in my backyard yesterday and I got some good shots, I figured that was nice but it would be the last chance I had at the bird. It wasn't around this morning, but this afternoon I looked out to find that it had captured a bird (a House Sparrow based on the markings) and started to feed. This image shows clearly how truly tiny the Pgymy Owl is. What is amazing is that shortly after this image was taken, the owl flew off with its meal to another location. So, it was able to fly carrying something weighing almost as much as itself.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 700.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Uploaded on 9/25/2008 5:09:18 PM

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