Canadian Geographic Photo Club - Stare Down

Stare Down

by debbie oppermann from Guelph CA on 16 Feb 2017

"Stare Down" by Debbie Oppermann. It was a Happy Dance day! My very first sighting of the amazing Long Eared Owl, Asio Otus, and in my backyard! Could it get any better? This medium sized raptor roosted all day on the branch of the Spruce tree in Guelph Ontario Canada. It was always aware of what was around it, those yellow eyes would stare intently at whatever disturbed or alarmed it. This beauty and I had a staring contest, the Owl won, I backed off!

  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Focal: 500 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8
tagged: owl long eared owl raptor bird of prey hunter asio otus strigidae long ears tufts feathers yellow eyes stare staring focused alarmed stare down bird animal plumage wings beak bill tail ear tufts eartufts streaks streaky nocturnal eye discs discs eyes spru


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