Owl at Spring Creek Park


This morning Ann and I made a quick trip out through Spring Creek Park.  We chanced upon this juvenile Great Horned Owl in a tree.  Ann’s sharp eye is what spotted it initially.  Further along, and across creek, we spotted a Yellow-crowned Night Heron.  I hope you enjoy the photos, and click on either one for an enlargement.  The EXIF data is below each one.

Great Horned Owl

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS telephoto lens with 1.4 teleconverter
  • 1/2500 sec @ f6.3 – plus 1/3 EV adjustment
  • ISO 3200
  • Lens focal distance 700mm
  • Shutter priority
  • Partial metering

    Yellow-crowned Night Heron

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS telephoto lens with 1.4 teleconverter
  • 1/2500 sec @ f5.6 – minus 1/3 EV adjustment
  • ISO 640
  • Lens focal distance 700mm
  • Shutter priority
  • Partial metering

Note:  For both shots I hand-held the camera with the aid of my Puffin’ Pad platform resting on the window sill of my car.  Also, to vote for one of my photographs in National Wildlife Magazine’s annual contest, click here  People’s Choice .