Wildlife: The Terminator Owl

GREAT HORNED OWL, FISH CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK, CALGARY, ALBERTA

A colleague at work told me there were owls in this provincial park and gave directions on where to find ’em. After wandering around staring into the trees for a half hour, I finally spotted this beauty in a giant cottonwood. I was fortunate to have a reasonably long telephoto lens to use on my Nikon D90.

I put the camera on a tripod then clicked away, using fill-flash to brighten the owl against the background. It was the fill-flash that created the red eye. I have a corrected version, but this one seems so much more evocative.

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