Bruno D'Amicis - Little great owl

Bruno D'Amicis - Little great owl

Bird songs in early spring announce the end of winter silence in the boreal forests. One of the birds I often heard, but always missed to see is the pigmy owl, Europe's smallest owl. On an unforgettable April evening in the Tatra mountains of Slovakia we could locate this little gem of the forest and spend some time in its company. It would perch and sing on very photogenic settings. But one of my favorite shots from that time is when the bird perched on the tiny tip of a nearby spruce tree. Needless to say, I would know what to put on top of my Christmas tree if I could...

Location: Tatra mountains, Slovakia

Posted on 20.04.2013
Photo info - 27.04.2008: Canon EOS 40D, 300 mm, ISO 200, f 5.6, 1/1600 sec
Tags: bruno damicis cute glaucidium passerinum pigmy owl slovakia spring spruce tatra wildlife photography
Bruno D'Amicis - Little great owl

Bruno D'Amicis - Little great owl

Bird songs in early spring announce the end of winter silence in the boreal forests. One of the birds I often heard, but always missed to see is the pigmy owl, Europe's smallest owl. On an unforgettable April evening in the Tatra mountains of Slovakia we could locate this little gem of the forest and spend some time in its company. It would perch and sing on very photogenic settings. But one of my favorite shots from that time is when the bird perched on the tiny tip of a nearby spruce tree. Needless to say, I would know what to put on top of my Christmas tree if I could...

Location: Tatra mountains, Slovakia

Posted on 20.04.2013
Photo info - 27.04.2008: Canon EOS 40D, 300 mm, ISO 200, f 5.6, 1/1600 sec
Tags: bruno damicis cute glaucidium passerinum pigmy owl slovakia spring spruce tatra wildlife photography