Asian Wood Owl, A Series - click to enlarge

Asian Brown Wood Owl, A Series

While trying to get a good Wood Owl portrait this bird was flying and posing in many different positions. I certainly was not going to just stand around and wait for the perfect head shot.

Asian Wood Owl, A Series - click to enlarge
Asian Wood Owl, A Series – click to enlarge

I have always had better luck shooting a shorter lens, and not a big 150-500/600 zoom in these scenes. In previous sessions I noticed most everything was shot at or around 300 mm.

This was the first serious work I had done with the shorter Tamron 18-400 mm. As expected grabbing a fast focus was difficult, Sigma is much better. I felt the really broad focal range offered with this lens made up for it since this was not wide open in flight work.

Asian Wood Owl, A Series - click to enlarge
Asian Wood Owl, A Series – click to enlarge

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Photographed at The Center For Birds Of Prey, Charleston, South Carolina.

2 thoughts on “Asian Brown Wood Owl, A Series”

    1. In the right spot you can photograph an Owls wings like that when they land on a branch. Most Owls will fly low to the ground (not all) and rise up.

      The trick for me is to remember that trick in the heat of the moment !!! Thanks.

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