There were 2 Ural Owls at Onuma yesterday. This was in a hole that I thought had been abandoned.............
30 December 2015
27 December 2015
26 December 2015
December 26th 2011.
A Solitary Snipe at Yakumo 4 years ago today. This is a scarce winter visitor that inhabits frigid winter streams in the hills. I've seen the species several times at Yakumo but this was the only time I ever managed a photo................and even then it was a hastily taken massively underexposed heavy crop too.
Labels: Solitary Snipe
25 December 2015
24 December 2015
23 December 2015
21 December 2015
20 December 2015
15 December 2015
8 December 2015
December 8th 2013.
A Ural Owl 2 years in Onuma. This was in a huge dead 'chimney' tree with a huge hole for it to rest in. My photos from the last few weeks are of a different individual in a different hole.
Unfortunately the next spring the tree snapped in half during a storm................so the Owl had to move somewhere safer but also away from prying cameras....................
7 December 2015
6 December 2015
5 December 2015
Last Sunday at Onuma it got very dark so I switched cameras and borrowed my wife's 6D. This is Canon's entry level full frame camera and althought it lacks in the AF department it is supposed to be a champion at high ISOs. Anyway the Owl wasn't exactly jumping around so AF was not an issue.
The top pic is uncropped and wide open at f4 and I quite like the effect.
The pic below is trimmed a little. It is ISO 1600, something I would only rarely do with an cropped sensor Canon, even the relatively new 7D MK2.
So now I'm thinking should I get the 1DX MK2 or just settle on the 5D MK4. My wife would kill me if she found out I was thinking of such things but luckily she never reads my blog................
My hospital experience is over, on doctor's advice I'm off booze, exercise and spicy food for a week or two and my insides still feel way off.
It's a blizzard outside. Winter has come...................hope the Owl is snug in its treehole.