Great Grey Owl Encounter

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Clifford Dupuis

Nice capture Debra of this awesome Owl

Harold Fleming

Beautiful shot, Debra! Very clear! Not easy to see as they blend so well with the surroundings. Luckily they are very often on the outer edge of the woodline.

Debra Plett

Thanks very much Harold. You are right most times the owl has been close to the edge of the bush overlooking a field or small open area. Just starting to learn about the Great Grey Owls habits ets.

Yves Langlois

Love that one Debra. My favorite for what it tells. No sparkles or colours to distract me. The beauty is the patience you took to get friend with the great bird. The image shows that the bird is not anymore stressed by you. He is back to its normal activity. And that gave a gorgeous face with a touch of white lighting. Bravo!

Debra Plett

Thanks for your feedback Yves, always appreciated. I am only lucky enough to spot this owl about every 3rd day or so and always in a different area of the park, maybe couple miles from previous encounter. I am not sure what there range is but have learned to look in areas that are treed but also have a clearing or field close by. All fun and exciting.

Heather Mellon

Wonderful tones and detail in another awesome capture Debra! I love the angle of this shot and the pose you caught here. He/she looks pretty unconcerned by your presence while watching for movement below.. well done!

Debra Plett

Thanks for feedback Heather. I am hoping that the Owl is used to me now. Maybe next time I spot him I can get myself into a good position and wait for an in flight shot.

This Great Grey Owl was either really hungry or just patient with me today. I was able to get a few pictures from a couple of different angles. Maybe he/she is getting use to me. In this picture I thought maybe the owl had heard a mouse or vole as he/she was pretty focused on the ground below the tree for quite a few minutes.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
January 17, 2021
great grey owl birds hill park manitoba bird animal
  • Camera: SLT-A99V
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II (SAL70400G2)
  • Shutter speed: 0.00125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9

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