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Great Gray Owls In-Flight (Slow Shutter Speeds) | by Rob McKay Photography
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Great Gray Owls In-Flight (Slow Shutter Speeds)

White-out (snowing like crazy) conditions today kept me from looking for snowy owls, so I stayed in the city and picked through some of my photos from the summer and some great grey owls. These owls are year round residents (lucky me!) and while picking through the photos, I was reminded of how slow some of the shutter speeds where on a few outings due to light (LOW LIGHT) conditions. This flight shot was at 1/400th of a second @ f/2.8 handheld, so it goes to show you, you can nail birds in-flight at slow shutter speeds if you pan correctly (practice, practice, practice).

EXIF data is all there. The bokeh is not manufactured in photoshop, it is out of the camera, lens, a 300mm VR f/2.8 shot at 2.8

For more info on how I shoot boids, check here for a recent read posted on The Canadian Nature Photographer web site,

Or here on my blog,

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Taken on June 30, 2010