December 18, 2013

New encounters in the garden

This beautiful long-eared owls (Asio otus) were spying on me while I was sitting on the balcony.

From dusk til dawn they stay there, perfectly camouflaged among high branches of the garden tree. They sit all day almost motionless and impassively and then, in the evening, begin their work and take flight in search of some food. 

It's a large family of seven-eight owls who are spending the winter on this tree, away and safe from humans.
The subjects were relatively far away, nearly obscured by tree branches but while I pointed the camera and tried to focus I was delighted to see this beautiful animals staring back at me through the viewfinder.
They watch me, too.
I've never seen them up close, through the view of a telephoto lens.

Thank you, Owls!

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My ladies J. & A. My lab Jasper. Photography. iMac. Colors. iPhone. Black&White. Cross Processing. Nik Multimedia. Canon. Reading my iPad. Movies. Knowledge. Snow. Sunsets. Sunrises. Capturing that perfect moment. Bruce Springsteen. Rosè Wine. Beer. Sushi and Wasabi. My BMW XDrive. The good old 80s. Hipstamatic. Elvis Presley. Travels. BBQ. Country & Blues. USA. Seattle. Instagram. Alternative music. Planes. Apps. Crème Brulée. MTB. Provence. National Geographic. FOX Crime. Chicken Wings and BBQ sauce.

Currently shooting with...

CANON EF 17-40 mm f/4 L
CANON EF 70-200 mm f/4 L
TAMRON 90 mm f/2.8 MACRO

Olympus OM-D E-M1
Panasonic G Vario 7-14 mm f/4

Panasonic G Vario 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17 mm f/1.8

Panasonic DG Macro-Elmarit 45 mm f/2.8

iPhone 5S