Park Cameras Wildlife Event

I spent a few hours at the Park Cameras wildlife event. It’s local, where I get all my camera gear, and it was a good opportunity to pick up a new filter and data card and see some big birds up close.

It’s always a little bit odd photographing captive-bred birds, but you can get shots that just wouldn’t be possible any other way.

Red Kite (captive)

Red Kite (captive)

Long-eared owl (captive)

Long-eared owl (captive)

Buzzard (captive)

Buzzard (captive)

Little owl (captive)

Little owl (captive)

I’ll be posting more wild shots of the short-eared owls soon.

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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2 Comments

  1. Darko May 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    They look kind of sad but that could just be me.
    I did that two years ago in some animal shelter on Vancouver island

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/9694803@N02/albums/72157645570190774

    • Words May 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

      No it’s not just you. I’m always a little uneasy about static displays. The birds looked healthy and were comfortable, but I much prefer seeing them in the wild. Just took a look at your album. It’s slightly different when birds have been injured, but nothing beats their natural habitat.