Watchful Young Barn Owl
© Photo by Bill Gracey
This is one of the young barn owls living in our owl nest house until they're old enough to go out on their own. They were hatched and raised in the house you see in the background. These young owls have been flying and hunting for about two and one half weeks, and we think that they'll be moving out soon. This is the second batch of barn owls born in this owl nesting house that we had installed on our property about fifteen months ago. Since then a nesting pair has used the box to raise four owls that were able to go out and fly on their own. There has been a remarkable decline in the rodent population in our immediate neighborhood.
This was lit with an SB600 on a light stand, or as some say "a light on a stick". Triggered by the pop up flash on my D90 in commander mode. Flash was in TTL mode.
I've put together a small set of pictures relating to the owls. Here's a link to that set www.flickr.com/photos/9422878@N08/sets/72157630045851110/...
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