At times Barn Owls in flight can almost get lost in a background of similarly colored phragmites but in this image I thought the bird was far enough away from most of the background to make it stand out sufficiently.
1/2500, f/8, ISO 400, 500 f/4, 1.4 tc, natural light, not baited, set up or called in
The sharper phrag spikes directly beneath the owl may not be ideal since several of them intersect with the bird but that kind of thing does tend to happen in nature and I can live with it.
It’s funny sometimes, what inspires my next blog post. In this case it was an unexpected and very kind and thoughtful email from one of my readers who is a huge fan of Barn Owls in natural settings. Thank you for the inspiration, Donna!