Thursday, 20 February 2014

Barn Owl III

I really like this kind of ‘bird-in-the-environment’ photos. These kind of images tell you a lot more; you can imagine where Barn Owls (Tyto alba/Kerkuil) live, nest, and hunt, i.e. old and abandoned sheds.

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 70-200mm/f2.8 @ 200 mm; ISO-400, f5.6, 1/125s; tripod; 2 flashes.
* Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 70-200mm/f2.8 @ 150 mm; ISO-400, f8, 1/125s; tripod; 2 flashes.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Parrot Crossbill

I am very happy with this photo of a female Parrot Crossbill (Loxia pytyopsittacus/Grote Kruisbek). It is an iconic bird species with a massive bill, designed to open-up pine cones and eat their seeds. They come down to the forest floor once or twice a day to drink. This winter flocks of Parrot Crossbills are present in The Netherlands. Previous invasions were in the winter of 1887/88, 1982/83, and 1990/91.

* Canon EOS 7D, 500mm/f4; ISO-400, f5, 1/250s; tripod.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Barn Owl II

Continuation of my Barn Owl project (see also December 2013). This is the ringed ♂.

* Canon EOS 7D, 70-200mm/f2.8 @ 200 mm; ISO-400, f9, 1/125s; tripod; 2 flashes.