84 of 365 for 2009 – Furry


This is where a long lens would have come in handy. I am eying the 100-400mm Canon L lens as a general purpose telephoto, but really a 500mm or 600mm prime lens would have been best here I think. I’ll keep dreaming…

This is an adult Great Horned Owl with one of two of his or her owlets. The other is hiding behind and to the left of the tree trunk. The other adult is off in another tree. This pair of Great Horned Owls has returned to this tree for a number of years and this year I was able to get a glimpse of the young owls, what a treat.

The owlets grow up very fast, just a couple weeks ago they were little fur balls sitting on the tree branch. Now they look very much like owls and will be flying soon.

And no, the owlets don’t have fur, it just looks like fur, but they are in fact feathers.


~ by Ted R on March 25, 2009.

5 Responses to “84 of 365 for 2009 – Furry”

  1. Great find for furry and how cute! I would love a 500 or 600mm lens – it is on my “win the lottery” list! LOL

  2. What a cool opportunity to both see and photograph the owls–even without the big lens! The baby is very cute and furry looking.

  3. What a catch, Ted! That little guy is so cute! Great job with whatever lens you used. Yeah, 500mm would be nice but for now I have to settle for my 250 and stoop to cropping by 50%.

  4. How lucky to find these owls and that they stayed for your photograph. Your photographed them beautifully long lens or no long lens.

  5. Another super shot – I’m hoping you get your dream lens just so we can see the great photos you’ll take with it.

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