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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Candice's Owls


One of my Next Door readers let us know that she had a mother owl and three babies on her property in Temecula. I asked if I could come by and shoot and she graciously assented. 

I drove out this morning after she did a visual check to see if they were still there, in the trees near her barn. Just a really lovely place, with horses, burros and alpacas all having fun in the ring on this nice warm day.

I espied the mother bird but it would be a little bit of a trek on the hillside so I pulled the longer, smaller zoom out.

The picture wasn't great but I knew that I could do better and went back for the prime.

When I finally found my good vantage I spooked the owls a bit and they flew off. 

I managed to get a bunch more shots of them coming and going.






I haven't given everything a careful look but I am pretty darn happy with the photo quality and sharpness.

I had a strap break a week or so ago and had a camera hit the floor. I thought I was a goner but it appears it is functioning quite optimally.

I hope to return one day soon and get shots of the family together now that I know the lay of the place better.



2 comments:

Lena said...

FABULOUS owl shots. They have such beautiful faces!

Rebeca Randle said...

Oh my heavens what AWESOME shots!!! Yes, clear and bright! Thank so much.