Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

“Just hangin’ ’round”

“Just hangin’ ’round”

This Great Horned Owlet has been out of the nest about a week.  He perched on a skinny branch and somehow lost his balance.  Taken at Ridgefield NWR May 2, 2012.  Needless to say, he was a little embarrassed but he recovered by letting go of the branch and landing properly on a branch below this one.  Lighting was very challenging on this one!

This photo took honorable mention in the Ridgefield NWR 2012 photo contest.

Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.

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6 Responses to ““Just hangin’ ’round””

  1. Sue Collins says:

    Wow! I KNEW I should have gone today!! Wow!! Excellent! Good you were there to capture this.

  2. Jennifer Malone says:

    Awesome 😉

  3. This is awesome! The owl did an awesome position. Isn’t that great? It’s like you asked him to do that. You’ve been really patient capturing this image. I love it so much.

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