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Attack!

Owl's Attack - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/16ooth of a second on f/4 and ISO 2500

I have been trying to capture this image for a long time.  With the familiarity I’ve been lucky to establish with the Great Gray Owl pair in West Bragg Creek this year, they will often hunt near to where I am set up.  On the weekend, one of the owls flew towards me and made a couple of dives from the post he landed on a few yards away.  The stars aligned on one of these attacks and I froze him just before he disappeared into the knee-high grass.

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18 responses

  1. Adam Rasmussen

    You’re very skilled at focusing light on a sensor inside of a computer. 🙂

    July 24, 2014 at 9:16 am

    • I’m not sure about that but I’m pretty good at pointing the contraption in the right direction (most of the time).

      July 31, 2014 at 4:02 pm

  2. Just WOW!!!

    July 24, 2014 at 6:25 am

  3. I have “photography skill envy!” Really great photo. 🙂

    July 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

  4. Fantastic image.

    July 23, 2014 at 9:19 am

  5. well done, its a brilliant image …and what a great bird!!

    July 23, 2014 at 3:58 am

    • Thank you for the kind words about the image. Agreed about it being a great bird.

      July 31, 2014 at 4:03 pm

  6. Wow – this is an absolutely stunning photo!

    July 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

  7. wow!

    July 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm

  8. Such a shot! It’s really shows up the workings of those feathers; and love the barrel-shaped head which to me is the most unlikeliest of aeronautic shapes.

    July 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    • Thank you for visiting my website. Good luck with your photographing this weekend!

      July 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

  9. stunning capture!!

    July 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

  10. That is such an exciting shot Chris and so exciting to get the shot you wanted. Sorry for the repetition but think it is appropriate here. Your patience has paid off.

    July 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  11. Amazing shot!

    July 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  12. Just when I thot it couldn’t get better …

    July 22, 2014 at 1:39 pm

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