Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA  

Burrowing Owl Pair by Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA

May 2020 - Burrowing Owl Pair

About the Image(s)

Shot with an Olympus EM1 Mark II Micro 4/3 camera with a Panasonic 100-400 lens in Buckeye AZ. There is a large concentration of these very small owls (7 to 10 inches high) that live in burrows and are drawn to the irrigation ditches in and around the fields. Process in Lightroom with regular Basic Panel plus brush selections to selectively control processing of the ground and owls.

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8 comments posted

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I thought I might point out something interesting about this image. Note the owl on the right has turned his head 180 degrees. A nice "butt shot: with a full view of the face. As I understand owls are about the only critter that can do this.   Posted: 05/08/2020 07:53:35

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
A Great wild life shot! Wow!   Posted: 05/10/2020 14:13:00

John Hackett   John Hackett
A well caught moment with the owls posing for the camera. Looking at the ground around them it gives the impression of being a regular resting place for them.The background is well controlled, both from being soft and exposure. Well done.   Posted: 05/15/2020 04:56:13

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Owls always have the ability to make me smile, thanks for a great image!!   Posted: 05/15/2020 10:42:08

Harriet Ciccone
Great wildlife shot - wouldn't change anything.   Posted: 05/20/2020 09:46:05

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I really tried to find something to say, but all I can say, it is a great shot.   Posted: 05/20/2020 20:53:50

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Really nice image of burrowing owls. Great use of depth of field to make them really stand out.   Posted: 05/31/2020 08:29:19

Ann McDermott   Ann McDermott
Excellent! I love how the owl on the right has its head rotated all the way around and how close they are together at their bottom, but apart at their heads.   Posted: 05/31/2020 09:07:11