Right Place, Right Time

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Jane LeBlanc

Well done, Mel. Great shot and great ethics....best combo ever!!

Mel Legge

Thank you Jane. I detest baiting and am not a big fan of paparazzi owls, but in this case pretty much everyone were behaving themselves and sticking to the road.

Went to visit the Northern Hawk Owl in our region today. Sadly, I had heard stories of it being baited but decided to check it out anyway. This morning there was no baiting happening and the smallish group of people (except one) were respectfully shooting from the road. The owl became very active about 11:30 AM when the rain came through and was hunting the ditches by the roadside. I separated myself from the rest of the photographers a bit, and when the owl flew across the road, this is the shot I got. No bait, right place, right time and being prepared.
Taken By
Mel Legge
Taken On
March 9, 2024
animal bird owl beak head water eye nature screech_owl organism grey
  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: EF600mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.00125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 4

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