This morning I found some nesting Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) images from early spring 2009 that I don’t believe I’ve shared. These images were made in a city park in Lee’s Summit, Missouri:
It was a rather cold, windy day (you can see the adult’s “horns”, which are only tufts of feathers, leaning to the left in the wind). Also, there is a prey item on the righthand side of the nest, likely either a rabbit or squirrel. I haven’t been at this location for a long time … I probably need to check it out soon, to see if the Great Horned Owls still nest there.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 1D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 500mm, f/4 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 700mm
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with Wemberly gimbal head
- ISO 800
- Aperture f/6.3
- Shutter 1/400 sec.