Photographing Short Eared Owls
Flying Owl

Photographing Short Eared Owls

Finally Photographing Short Eared Owls

I had been trying to get some good images of short-eared owls close to my home in Essex. After several attempts I thought I just wasn’t going to be successful. The owls were there but just too far away to photograph. It wasn’t all bad; I did get good images of a male marsh harrier and some shots of a kestrel hovering.

Owl Flying Owl in Flight

Then one afternoon just before Christmas I thought I’d give it another go. I arrived on site at around 3 pm. The owls normally start hunting late afternoon. You have to hope they are out hunting before the light fades and of course you also have to hope that they fly close enough to get decent pictures, something which had eluded me so far.

Owl Diving Owl Gliding

As I waited patiently for the owls I was thinking just how patient you have to be for wildlife photography. The number of times we wildlife photographers go home empty handed starts to add up. But I also thought how nice it is just being outside watching the wildlife even if it isn’t always close enough to photograph.

Low Flying Owl Owl Wing Up

To cut a long story short, on this occasion, success! The owls turned up, the light wasn’t bad and it was close enough to get some good pictures. What a great experience. Well worth putting the time and effort in to finally get the shots.

So the message of this blog is persistence often pays off in the end.

Owl Side View

About Us

0 item
My Basket
Empty Cart