Barred Owlet

June 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Soaked Barred Owl (Strix varia) fledgling drying off its feathers after a rainstorm:

Wet Barred Owlet perched low on a branch right after taking its first flight out of the nest - New Jersey bird of prey photography Canon 1DX II + 600mm IS f/4 IIBarred Owl chickSoaked young Barred Owl (Strix varia) Northeastern USA

- for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

  

Most likely, first thing you noticed, were this owlet's eyes. What you see is not caused by a camera flash. This is simply natural light reflecting in a special surface, right behind the retina. It is called tapetum lucidum and helps animals see better in the dark. Here you can find a little bit more information about it: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96414364

 

If you are interested in seeing more of my owl photography, please visit my gallery: greggard.com/owls 

 

Here are some books that I found useful to help me find owls:

 

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