Friday, 7 February 2014

Little Owl - The Story - Update

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It's two years since I wrote this blog post about the Little Owl living in a friends chimney, he is still there, I took this photo of him arriving back home after being out and about.

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This little fellow is a resident on our friends estate. Today was a miserable, wet day and I took these photos when the owl was sheltering from the rain on the window sill.  My husband had called me to the room to tell me he was on the window sill, so I was able to slowly creep up on him to get the shots.  He kept his beady eyes on me but was quite happy to pose.  They were not easy shots as I had to adjust the focus for the window pane and mosquito screen that was between us, but I was very happy with the outcome.

All Images Copyright 2000-2012 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/49 sec - Landscape Mode - f/5.6 - ISO 800 - Focal Length 59mm.

 All Images Copyright 2000-2012 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/41 sec - Landscape Mode - f/6.4 - ISO 800 - Focal Length 300mm.

Today I was able to get a shot of him in one of his regular chimney homes, he is a very lucky owl as he has the pick of any of 15 or so, but I have been very fortunate that he spends a lot of time in this one which is opposite the kitchen window.  He seems to use the single hole as his front door and then sits it any of the other holes watching the world go by.

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This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/395 sec - Landscape Mode - f/8 - ISO 160 - Focal Length 300mm.

I just love the angle of this shot, you really get a sense of the owl surveying his territory.

 All Images Copyright 2000-2012 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/197 sec - Portrait Mode - f/16 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 300mm.

This is the classic view I remember as a child, whenever you saw an owl drawing in a story book it always had one eye partly closed and the other wide open.

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This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/197 sec - Portrait Mode - f/22 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 300mm.

When I took this shot I really got the feeling he was saying 'Them paparazzi are still camped out on my doorstep!'

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This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - in RAW - Shutter Speed 1/2500 sec - Manual Mode - f/6.3 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 300mm.

'and now they are going through my rubbish!!!!!'

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This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/197 sec - Macro Mode - f/14 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 271 mm.

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