Photographing an owl in the wild has always been one of my goals. So when I heard that a barred owl had been frequenting a local park recently, I packed up my gear and went to search for the little fellow. It didn’t take long to find him. A dead give-away was the number of photographers there with tripods and cameras set up.
Actually, there were only three photographers there, but I knew I was in the right spot. Only thing is, the owl was taking a nap in a pine tree and it was hard to get a clear shot of him. I was there for over an hour and he didn’t move much. These photos were the best I could do with the limitations the owl provided. I was using a 300mm lens and it still didn’t get close enough without having to do some cropping.