Northern Pygmy Owl with Prey

© John Tubbs

Northern Pygmy Owl with Prey

Liz blahh September 25, 2008

Excellent capture!!!! #1005142

Steve Pinzon level-deluxe September 25, 2008

That's an amazing pic, and great clarity. Nice shot! #6512717

Anne M. Young level-addict September 25, 2008

WOW - this really puts your other shot into perspective. Great clarity etc! #6512736

Kumiko Parkinson September 25, 2008

Oh my God! What an opportunity! You captured this drama with such a clarity and in great comp, great job, John! #6512786

Michelle Alton September 26, 2008

Amazing capture. Just beautiful. #6514325

Summer A. Kozisek September 26, 2008

I really liked the last one John, but this is fantastic! Great capture, and how cool that this was in your backyard. I love your gallery, I'm an avid birder myself! #6516274

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. September 27, 2008

THIS CAPTURE IS EXCELLENT HERE.

KARU. #6521884

John Tubbs level-deluxe September 27, 2008

Thanks so much to everyone who commented on this image, it is greatly appreciated! John #6522040

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 22, 2008

An outstandingly beautiful, story-telling capture, John! Congratulations on your amazing finalist! #6640057

Dianna Murphy October 23, 2008

Wow, that's so cool, Congratulations. #6642363

Anne M. Young level-addict October 23, 2008

Congratulations - I loved this when I first saw it #6644274

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 23, 2008

Congrats. on this very beautiful Finalist.

UB. #6646789

Summer A. Kozisek October 23, 2008

Congrats on your finalist John, good luck in the next round! #6648251

John Tubbs level-deluxe October 23, 2008

Thanks everyone!! #6650039

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe October 24, 2008

Congratulations John, on your very beautiful and well deserved finalist!! #6652419

Liz blahh October 24, 2008

Congrats!!! #6656672

Brad Sharp November 09, 2008

Great Shot John. Nice clarity, DOF, color, and composition. One nit though - the tip of the orange leaf at the top of the photo is a bit distracting. Remove that and you have an excellent shot.

Congratulations on being a finalist. Well deserved. #6732072

Linda A. Braddock level-classic December 04, 2008

John, Beautiful Capture. I love it!
Linda #6850163

John Tubbs level-deluxe December 04, 2008

Thanks again to all the folks who commented on the image! #6850173

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic December 24, 2014

Excellent Capture! #11211858

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Description

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, Canon 500mm IS lens + 1.4X extender, tripod. After this owl (quite unexpectedly) showed up in my backyard yesterday and I got some good shots, I figured that was nice but it would be the last chance I had at the bird. It wasn't around this morning, but this afternoon I looked out to find that it had captured a bird (a House Sparrow based on the markings) and started to feed. This image shows clearly how truly tiny the Pgymy Owl is. What is amazing is that shortly after this image was taken, the owl flew off with its meal to another location. So, it was able to fly carrying something weighing almost as much as itself.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 700.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Uploaded on September 25, 2008

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