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    Default Rufous owl

    Species
    Common Name- Rufous owl
    Scientific Name- Ninox rufa
    Date- 14/8/17
    Location- Darwin Botanical gardens
    Camera Details
    Brand/Model- Nikon D750
    Lens- Nikkor - 80-400 @ 220mm
    Camera Settings
    ISO - 400
    F-Stop - 5.6
    Shutter Speed - 1/200s
    Technique - tripod, off camera flash
    Attraction Aides - NA
    Post Production - WB, exposure adjustment, crop, resize & selective sharpen
    Notes - Thirty years ago an old friend, Jim Francis, told me he had seen a Rufous owl at this location in Darwin and there have been many more recent sightings. After finishing early on a work trip, I decided what the heck, go and have a look and not expecting anything "Presto'! Went back to my room; gathered flash, tripod and camera and the owl was still there.

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    Wow! Those eyes are so sharp they could pierce right through you.
    Mike

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    Fantastic close up detail Richard. A great pity about that big limb in front of the body, but totally beyond your control.

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    Beautiful image Richard. In my experience the Rufous is very rarely in a great spot for a photo but you have captured it really well here and the colours are so real.

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    Great image, nice and sharp, love the eyes. Must have been quite a relief to find him still there when you got back!

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    Congratulations on capturing this species Richard and I am happy you got to see it. Fantastic image by the way. Wilson

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    I think that's a look of disdain Richard, "what are you doing back here"! Love it.

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    As mentioned , the branch is a bummer, but the rest is A1..
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they come up with some great ideas..

    Cheers Rev.

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    Nice one Richard - it looks like you have his attention

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    Gorgeous shot. You nailed the focus perfectly. Is that a small spider on his chest?
    Don't take life too seriously, it never ends well.
    Bird species photographed in Australia: 344 Latest. Mulga Parrot. Bowra Sanctuary, near Cunnamulla, Queensland, 15/August/2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Gunning View Post
    Gorgeous shot. You nailed the focus perfectly. Is that a small spider on his chest?
    I think it may be a parasitic fly. Cheers
    Richard Jackson
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