Owls are fascinating....

Oct 09, 2019,01:38 AM

great photos Mike. 

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My feathered friend

 By: cazalea : October 8th, 2019-13:25
I "spotted" this spotted owl taking a siesta under the canopy of our big rubber trees. The crows were squawking around him but couldn't get under there without risk to themselves, so they eventually went away. He stayed put for a nap and a quick grooming ...  

What a beautiful creature

 By: onnomon : October 8th, 2019-14:14
it must be a sign..or do you see owls frequently?

We have had regular visitors in the tree over the past decade

 By: cazalea : October 8th, 2019-14:47
Probably a few times each year. I think the owl (from my original post) is normally seen in a big tree a hundred meters or so down the canyon. Here's one I caught on camera about 5 years ago. And this one about 15 years ago, in our pine tree. We have lots...  

I get all those too EXCEPT the owl! Wished I saw more owls!

 By: patrick_y : October 8th, 2019-15:25
I see deer in my neighborhood too.

Looking for cats or other small animals...

 By: cshimokita : October 8th, 2019-14:29
Nicely captured... the digital zoom seems to produce good results... I guess it was the crows that alerted you... good to see more of your garden. Casey

That was just optical I think

 By: cazalea : October 8th, 2019-14:45
Unless the phone data tells you more than I know. Here a photo from my new iPhone 11 Pro zoom ...  

Canon SX70 HS Specifications

 By: cshimokita : October 9th, 2019-17:14
Focal Length:3.8 - 247.0 mm (Equivalent: 21-1365 mm) Crop Factor: 5.526 Sensor size: 4.55 x 6.17 mm Image ratio: 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 Optical Zoom: 65x Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x Combined: Approx. 260x WPS strips the exif data from the images... so digital z... 

I’m using a Sony RX10 iv

 By: cazalea : October 9th, 2019-18:10
The camera says 1/250 F4.0 ISO 400, 500, 640

Sony RX10M4

 By: cshimokita : October 9th, 2019-19:39
Focal length: 8.8 ~ 220mm Focal length: 24–600 mm (equiv) Optical zoom: 25× (24 to 600 mm) Digital zoom: 4x If 600 mm equivalent lens isn't enough, digital zoom works by cropping the image. ∴ owl at 600 mm was optical zoom ; ) Casey __________________ Edi... 

Owls are fascinating....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 9th, 2019-01:38
great photos Mike.

Preserve the nature

 By: Quan : October 9th, 2019-02:21
and we will get surprise visitors Nice photos

Caz, you are one of our most diverse and interesting mods. These photos are stunning.

 By: halgedahl : October 9th, 2019-11:43
We had a lovely Barred Owl in our neighborhood trees this summer early on. He was most vocal, hooting his "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you'all?" at all hours—especially mid-afternoon. I had him in the binocs several times, but my iPhone pics looked a...