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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
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F/2.8
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14 mm
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500
Date Taken
Jul 5, 2012, 1:01:54 AM
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Scops owl... the tiny shadow by phalalcrocorax Scops owl... the tiny shadow by phalalcrocorax
Hi

Finally back from another trip... it was amazing : forgetting the time, forgetting about what a night is supposed to be...

Almost all alone in the night... almost ? no... because some species are as active as a tit feeding his chick. Take example of this scops owl. I truly love this specie !!!

About this picture : It has been made under strict photographic conditions to avoid any problem with the breeding. One of the specialist of this specie in France helped me a lot to understand their behaviour, their tolerance to the modification of their surrounding and the care of the chicks. I created a nest, similar to the one they used but with an integrated flash and a camera in it. The power of the flash was strongly reduced using a mirror system, the camera was hidden in a box included in the nest...

The installation was made of 1 IR trap, the camera and 3 flashes. The camera was wire-controlled with a computer, all the flashes was set to manual. A picture will follow (perhaps).

I used a 14mm on a 5D to make this shot. The bird was close, very close :D only few centimetres away from the camera (the wing was surely touching it). BTW, this bird is small, VERY small : he is the size of a screech owl... but weight almost twice less :D
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Phoenix-Brul-Plum Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, je viens juste de la voir et je la trouve SUPERBE ! L'angle de vue ets juste parfait et je ne parle pas des couleurs !
C'est... Une mouche qu'il tient dans le bec ?
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Kriloner Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Alors la photo du making of?? :D
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
:w00t: This lovely piece has been featured here in The Eyes Have It at :iconanimal-portraits:
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Wolfy-89 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow

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PandaofCurses Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Photographer
Its so beautiful!! Well done to you!! :D 
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CailinGore Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Photographer
I love this to death! The wing on the right side leads in very nicely to the owl :love:
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply MARVELOUS capture! Great job! :D
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TiaRose Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Woahhh. Amazing. Well done. Such a great capture of a brilliant moment!
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Ralu77 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on 2nd place in the Contest !! :clap:
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