Barred Owl

Barred Owl.
I would love to say I was wandering around the woods and spotted this beautiful Barred Owl, but the truth is, it was one of the 9 or 10 birds displayed for us at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, MI last night. We had a photo shoot there as part of the SWMCCC. I can not emphasize enough that if you are a nature photographer and want to capture some beautiful images of macro or wildlife, visit the Center. The macro opportunities were incredible as well. I will share images over the next few days and weeks of the birds and macro images. I am going to say for the record, the new Tamron 18-400mm lens is the perfect lens for doing a shoot like this one. This image was made from about 5 feet away while the bird was perched on a pine branch. I actually was able to get even closer for a few images as well. The bird was at the Center due to the loss of its right eye. I wanted to capture an image to show the feather detail on the face while not including the injured side. The folks at the Center were wonderful people and it was very obvious they care greatly for the birds in their care.
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui EP204S monopod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13 Sling Bag, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

3 Responses to “Barred Owl”

  1. I’ve not been to the workshop yet. I’ve plan on it soon.

  2. Love the detail of the bird.

    • lilybug1960 Says:

      I had never realized there was so much detail in the feathers before, especially around the eyes. It is a great place to visit and well worth the trip!

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