A few days ago we found this adult Burrowing Owl in early morning light and perched high on some rabbitbrush with the Great Salt Lake as background. After I got the pickup stopped it only gave me a second or two of posing before it flew off.
1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 640, 500 f/4, 1.4 tc
Most of my images of this species show the bird on the ground with a cluttered setting so I like the cleanness of this image. I also enjoy the fact that with the sun so low both eyes are well-lit even at the top of the corneas where there’s usually some shadow from the brows.
If I’d had more time I’d have adjusted my settings to get more depth of field for the tail but sometimes, just occasionally , birds don’t cooperate with my best intentions…