Nesting Great Horned Owls

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:

Great Horned Owl nesting

Great Horned Owl nesting

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.




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