Barred Owl

A Barred Owl (Strix varia) playing peek-a-boo from high a-top an evergreen tree. I spotted this beautiful bird during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

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As you can see, my view of the bird was backlighted by the Sun and somewhat obstructed by the tree. When I started moving to get a better look, the bird flew away from its perch and headed into the forest — end of photo opportunity!

Tech Tips: The lens of my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 camera was set on maximum telephoto (600 mm). The photo was cropped and adjusted using Apple “Aperture,” a professional-grade tool for organizing and adjusting photos.

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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