Owl Flight

Great Gray Owl on the hunt - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/3200 second at f/4 on ISO 1600

This owl caught sight of something from a branch above the grass and silently launched.  It glided past me and then dropped into the tall grass – flying away with a mouse in its beak shortly thereafter.

14 responses

  1. Pingback: Great Gray Owl on a morning hunt | Christopher Martin Photography

  2. Excellent shot. Love the concentration.and splay of feathers.

    June 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

  3. This is such a magnificent photograph!

    June 3, 2014 at 1:26 pm

  4. Love it!

    June 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

  5. I see Christopher Martin and think this should be good. Then the photo emerges – wow. Better than expectations. Love the action and intensity of one of my favourite creatures.

    June 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    • Hi Lyle,

      Thank you – that is high praise.

      I feel much the same about your imagery.

      Have a great day!

      Chris

      June 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm

  6. amazing shot!

    June 3, 2014 at 9:01 am

  7. pausesandclicks

    I enjoy all your posts but it’s always especially wonderful to start my morning with a gorgeous owl shot!

    June 3, 2014 at 8:08 am

    • Thank you – I’m very happy to hear that the owl helped start your day off on a good note.

      June 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

  8. Love it! I tried to get a picture of a Barred Owl swooping down the other day and ended up with a corner of the wing!

    June 3, 2014 at 6:11 am

    • Wildlife photography is certainly a quixotic endeavor! When you do hit the windmills, it sure is rewarding though. Best of luck on your next encounter with your owl.

      June 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm

  9. Lovely capture, Christopher.

    June 3, 2014 at 12:49 am

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