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Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) User: Brian Morin  (See all photos - 1209)
Canada (Ontario) Ottawa - I don't usually post multiple shots of the same species but this photo shows an interesting aspect of GGOW biology. Note the slender branch the bird is perched on and that it is barely bending.The owl weighs only about 1.1 kg which does not seem to match its very large size. This is our largest owl but the bird is a big ball of feathers. By comparison, a Snowy weighs about 2 kg. The photo was taken on a tripod after sunset on a cloudy day with little light left. Very slow shutter speed.
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Date: March 14, 2019
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Brian Morin


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Ottawa - I don't usually post multiple shots of the same species but this photo shows an interesting aspect of GGOW biology. Note the slender branch the bird is perched on and that it is barely bending.The owl weighs only about 1.1 kg which does not seem to match its very large size. This is our largest owl but the bird is a big ball of feathers. By comparison, a Snowy weighs about 2 kg. The photo was taken on a tripod after sunset on a cloudy day with little light left. Very slow shutter speed.
· Date: March 19, 2019 · Views: 1,692
· Dimensions: 701 x 1000 ·
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Chris

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March 20, 2019 06:29

Not to worry! The more the merrier! Good work to get a clear shot in those circumstances.
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March 20, 2019 13:36

I was just happy that it was sharp enough to keep. My later shots were at 1 1/2 seconds. Most didn't work because the bird kept moving its head and the head was a complete blur.
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