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Lorraine Boyd
Fort Miller, New York
07:11 pm

Equipment Details:

D500 with Nikon 600 f/4 lens with 1.4x teleconverter

Post-processing Details:

Crop & due to very low light, removing shadow causing overly light background. So I added a filter background.

Image Details:

While visiting the Great Horned owl that has been sitting on a nest in the crevice of a tree, I was determined to try and spot the mate. The male will roost somewhere in the vicinity of the nest while the female is sitting. I couldn't believe that from my car I spotted his silhouette way in the trees across the road from her. It was a short time before sunset, so because of being backlit I had to remove a lot of shadow.