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Dimensions3864 x 2559
Original file size3.34 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken12-Aug-12 07:19
Date modified20-Dec-15 09:30
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length500 mm
Focal length (35mm)750 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/400 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Day 7 - Great Gray Owl

Day 7 - Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl, Yosemite National Park
Day 7 of the ‪#‎challengeonnaturephotography‬. I'm dedicating my final photo of the challenge to the memory of Rich Stallcup. Rich spotted this Great Gray Owl early one morning perched on a snag at the edge of a meadow near Crane Flat in Yosemite National Park. We didn't know at the time that this would be one of the last trips we would take with Rich - he passed away a few months later. In addition to being a great friend, he was my mentor as a naturalist and was responsible for rekindling my passion for nature photography. He touched the lives of literally thousands of other people in similar ways. Today is Rich's birthday, so it seems fitting to post this photo of that Great Gray Owl...