May 1st, 2015 – Avian Friday: Think I Don’t See You?

Here is another shot of a Short-Eared Owl, this time from one of my older files re-processed using some digital art techniques that I’ve been experimenting with recently. It was captured during mid -day along the shoreline of Skagit Bay on Washington’s Fir Island. The bird had likely been resting on this perch for most of the day before myself and a couple other photography friends eased our way within range to capture a few pictures. We tried to maintain a comfortable distance between us and the owl without causing it undue stress.

Short-Eared Owl (Asio Flammeus)

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Fir Island, Washington 
700mm | 1/640th Sec. @f/5.6 | ISO 800

Canon 1D MkII+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + 1.4X Rear Extender

Processed with Snapseed for iPad, Filterstorm, Photoshop CC.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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