1 March 2017

On this day (March 1st)............................


March 1st 2009.

A Blakistons Fish Owl at Rausu 8 years ago today. Not a great photo once you pixel peep, the 400D was not a great low light camera and the 100-400 on it was never sharp wide open. And that yellow ring too..................

Like the cranes and eagles in east Hokkaido which are attracted by free food in winter there is an element of 'cheating' with these Owls (which are attracted by free fish handouts courtesy of a guesthouse next to the stream).

Still, you can't argue with being able to photograph the world's biggest species of Owl. I hope to go back and do it with my wifes's full-frame camera and my 500 f4 one day.

4 comments:

  1. If it's the only way to do it then photographing the baited birds is okay - especially for BFO !

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    1. They also shine a light on the pond, just to make it even easier...........!

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  2. Lots of fun. One of my favourite memories...

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    1. Can't believe it was 8 years ago. Where did the time go?

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