Delta the Barn Owl

This a beautiful Barn Owl called Delta – taken at the end of an amazing evening (Owls By Moonlight) at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, near Andover where we were treated to flying displays with many different owls, many flying just over our heads – apart from the range of owls (I didn’t realise there were so many types), the incredible thing is their completely silent flight.

Taking pictures in low light is always a challenge, but when your subject doesn’t tend to stay still, it is even more tricky – even pre-focusing on a stump and increasing the ISO to 6400 yielded a lot of blurry photographs.  Thankfully, we did get to meet Delta after the display in a barn with more light.

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Technical details:

55mm(XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS); 1/125s@f5; ISO2500 – handheld – post-processing in Lightroom – DSCF66781710085620