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Eagle Owl (Bubo zeylonensis) fluffs its skirt, Sri Lanka

Using an infrared light I had been searching for leopards at night in Yala national park, Sri Lanka. We were having little luck when I noticed this eagle owl in a tree. I pointed the IR light at the bird, positioned my IR converted 5D mark II, and waited. Oblivious to my presence it fluffed its feathers, appearing to flash a glimpse of its feathery stockings, before taking flight into the night. Canon 5D Mark II IR converted, ISO 500, 400mm, f2.8, 1/160sec

TAGS: Infrared, Owl, Sri Lanka

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© Paul Williams.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2013
Total Views: 81
Total Favorites: 1
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2015, 4:27 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO500
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