Owls!

Before we came, my son-in-law texted me a fantastic iPhone shot of a great horned owl that he took from the front porch here at Yellowstone.  I knew from my experience a couple years ago that there was probably a nest in the very high tree by the Visitors’ Center.  I photographed mama and babies very unsuccessfully back then, and I really hoped to get a better shot this time.  This morning I saw the other photographers lined up with their uber long lenses and tripods, and I joined them with my 18-200mm zoom and no tripod (I do have it with me, but it’s not going to help me get any closer).  I did get a couple photos that are better than last time, and they are super cropped. I’m hoping to get a better shot when they are on a lower branch or a roof.

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3 responses

  1. Wow! These are both fabulous! Especially baby owl leaning against mom. Great job!

    May 22, 2014 at 11:20 am

  2. Good one. My max focal length is 200 mm so I don’t try wildlife that much. But owls are fascinating…

    May 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

  3. Barbara

    Love the birdies!!

    May 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm

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