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Eagle Owl (Albert)_Brandywine Zoo_Wilmington,Delaware

Went to the Brandywine Zoo today and got some great shots. I got real lucky when I was shooting the Binturong Bearcat and noticed that a trainer was coming out of a backdoor with an Eagle Owl perched on her arm. I asked if I could take a few photos and she kindly let me get about a dozen shots. I was so glad that I brought my 85mm f/1.4D with me to the zoo, it's the sharpest lens I own and it really shows here. He was also part of the bird show mentioned in the previous Macaw photo. He did a flew low passes making kids duck there heads before packing it in for the day and denying me the chance to get a once in a lifetime shot. The trainer had asked if there was someone brave enough to sit on a log and let him fly right over their head, I volunteered right away and was ready to get a shot of him flying right at me but he just wouldn't come down.

 

Nikon D7000_Nikon 85mm f/1.4D_ISO100_f/4.5_1/250s

 

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Taken on August 21, 2011