Great Horned Owl and others

After I published yesterday’s post about my great birding day, I went back over the images.  I had been in a hurry when I selected that photo of the Great Horned Owl, as I wanted to get the post published.  Now that I have had more time, I have found another image of the owl that is more exceptable.  I had taken photos from different positions.  This one I had nixed because of the twig over the face, but on further review it doesn’t look that bad.  Besides, the exposure turned out a little better.  Shot with my Canon EOS 7D and 100-400mm lens.  1/1600 sec. @ f5.6, +0.7EV, ISO 2000.

Great Horned Owl

Besides that picture, I was able to get these.

House Finch

House Finch, photo taken at the bird blind at San Angelo State Park.  100-400mm lens, 1/1250 sec. @ f6.3, +0.3EV, ISO 2500.

Golden-fronted Woodpecker also at the bird blind at San Angelo SP.  One of my favorite subjects.  These woodpeckers are so photogenic.  100-400mm lens, 1/1250 sec. @ f5.6, -0.3EV, ISO 1000.

Western Grebe

Western Grebe enjoying the water in the Middle Concho River.  A rare appearance for this bird.  He was a little further downstream, so I had to drive through the boonies, then hike through the brush, cactus and trees to get to the shoreline.  That was while carrying my tripod with the Canon 7D with the heavy 500mm lens and 1.4 teleconverter.  This plus trying to avoid stepping into various varment holes and watching out for rattlesnakes.  1/1000 sec. @ f10, -1 step EV, ISO, 320.


Osprey just hanging out in a favorite tree along the Middle Concho River.  100-400mm lens, 1.1600 sec. @ f6.3, +0.3EV, ISO 320.

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