Burrowing Owls

Nikon D7500, 16.0-80.0 mm f/2.8-4.0 @42 mm, 1/30 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100

A pair of Burrowing Owls that I shot while in Florida in February 2019. This was the first time I had over saw this type of owl. Was hoping to get a few more pictures later, but due to the weather my trip was cut short.

Rocks and Water

Nikon D7500, 18.0-140.0mm f3.5-5.6 @ 42mm, 4 sec, f18, ISO 100

This picture is from 2018 and I was out experimenting with long exposures. It was taken Cunningham Falls Stat Park in MD just down stream from the falls. I did take a few more but this is my favorite from the day. I liked the gold coloring in the upper left corner and how the the exposure was just long enough to smooth out the water going over the rocks.

What’s For Dinner

Nikon D7500, 18-140mm@140mm, 1/640 sec, f 5.6, ISO 250

While out taking pictures in the woods behind our development, I heard two Barred Owls. I followed the sound and was able to see one fly away and the other head into a tree, although I did not know which one. While looking for the owl I saw it fly out out from a tree not more than 30 ft from me. I followed it to this tree, and I was able to get a few pictures of it. Other than the ghost image of a tree branch in the lower right this is one of the better pictures I was able to get. If you look close you can see its dinner (mouse I think) in its mouth. I only which I had taken a longer zoom lens with me.