Roy Mangersnes - Snowed down

Roy Mangersnes - Snowed down

Spring is finally in the air here in Norway, but I still can't let go of winter and snow. This Long-eared Owl was roosting nearby my home together with two other birds last winter. I visited on several occasions to keep an eye on their movements. Then one morning it was snowing nicely and I quickly packed my gear. The bird was very approachable, but I spent an hour getting close enough to get the portrait I wanted. To focus on the bird I used a nearby oak tree as softening filter, removing the branches to the left of the owl. This way I got a nice clean shot of a fascinating bird.

Location: Rogaland, Norway

Posted on 22.04.2011
Photo info - 21.02.2010: NIKON D3S, 500 mm, ISO 640, f 4, 1/400 sec
Tags: Owl Roy Mangersnes Long-eared wildlife photography
Roy Mangersnes - Snowed down

Roy Mangersnes - Snowed down

Spring is finally in the air here in Norway, but I still can't let go of winter and snow. This Long-eared Owl was roosting nearby my home together with two other birds last winter. I visited on several occasions to keep an eye on their movements. Then one morning it was snowing nicely and I quickly packed my gear. The bird was very approachable, but I spent an hour getting close enough to get the portrait I wanted. To focus on the bird I used a nearby oak tree as softening filter, removing the branches to the left of the owl. This way I got a nice clean shot of a fascinating bird.

Location: Rogaland, Norway

Posted on 22.04.2011
Photo info - 21.02.2010: NIKON D3S, 500 mm, ISO 640, f 4, 1/400 sec
Tags: Owl Roy Mangersnes Long-eared wildlife photography