A dozen of photographers and the cameras ranges from nothing to $$$

A dozen of photographers and the cameras ranges from nothing to $$$

A dozen people are taking photos and the cameras ranges from nothing to $$$.

  • 1 guy calling his wife or girl friend and describes what he sees
  • A kid watching with binoculars
  • A lady using her iPhone
  • A lady using a small Sony point and shoot
  • A guy with a small video camera and a ‘real’ camera
  • 3 people with Canons. A couple of ‘big ma’ (Sigma 50-500) and one 100-400 with the 2x converter
  • A couple people with Nikons. One ‘big ma’ (Sigma 50-500) and one 70-200

There were a lot of other ‘bunches’. People seem to like to cluster in group. If that location is good enough for one photographer, it must be good for a dozen…

What are they watching and trying to photograph? A trio of sleepy Snowy Owls.

I also came for the Snowy Owls but the ‘zoo’ was lot more interesting. How many photos can one take of 3 sleepy Snowy Owls? This was around 11am. They become ‘really alive/awake’ at sunset and at night when they hunt and feed on mice and rats.

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.2.3

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 400 and 1/200
Lens: Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO @120mm and f/13
Processed with Darktable 2.2.3: http://www.darktable.org/