Friday, 1 March 2013

Bird Competition: #28 Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)

From Birds 2013

#28 Great grey owl (strix nebulosa), Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300 mm, 240 mm f/5.3, 1/60 s, Kannelmäki, Helsinki, Finland, 2013

I've always been interested in trekking, nature and wildlife including birds but I wouldn't say they're a hobby to me. However, in January a long time friend of mine asked me if I'd like to have a competition with him. Which one would be able photograph most bird species in 2013? Neither of us is an active birder. The competition is not very serious and not even the real point. The fun and shooting is.

The rules are simple: a bird must be identifiable, alive and non-domesticated.

From Birds 2013

Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300 mm, 280 mm f/5.6, 1/60 s, Kannelmäki, Helsinki, Finland, 2013

The owl is 28th bird species photograph this year. The owl attacked something in the snow immediately I shot the main picture.

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