Sven Zacek - Is there someone?

Sven Zacek - Is there someone?

This type of shot has been my long time goal with long-eared owls. Not for the usual reasons that wildlife photographers have to pursue a species, but because this type of shot has been practiced a lot in the UK by bird renting photographers. I remember seeing pictures in BBC Wildlife some time ago, where in one issue there was a long-eared owl peeking from behind a treetrunk and then in the next issue there was a photo from the same setting, but the model was now a goshawk. Quick search on the internet revealed the truth. Ever since I have been trying to make a similar picture in the wild, but even better. And I think I succeeded here with little help from the old spruce trees that created a nice mood.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 03.07.2012
Photo info - 07.06.2012: NIKON D4, 600 mm, ISO 1600, f 5.6, 1/160 sec
Tags: asio otus long-eared owl peeking predator sven zacek wildlife photography
Sven Zacek - Is there someone?

Sven Zacek - Is there someone?

This type of shot has been my long time goal with long-eared owls. Not for the usual reasons that wildlife photographers have to pursue a species, but because this type of shot has been practiced a lot in the UK by bird renting photographers. I remember seeing pictures in BBC Wildlife some time ago, where in one issue there was a long-eared owl peeking from behind a treetrunk and then in the next issue there was a photo from the same setting, but the model was now a goshawk. Quick search on the internet revealed the truth. Ever since I have been trying to make a similar picture in the wild, but even better. And I think I succeeded here with little help from the old spruce trees that created a nice mood.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 03.07.2012
Photo info - 07.06.2012: NIKON D4, 600 mm, ISO 1600, f 5.6, 1/160 sec
Tags: asio otus long-eared owl peeking predator sven zacek wildlife photography