Birds of the World

Strigidae : Owls

Spectacled Owl

Pulsatrix perspicillata

Brazil - August 2000

I hadn't anticipated being out after dark the night I took this photo so I didn't have my flashgun with me. The photo above was illuminated by a single flashlight and was a 1.5second exposure taken through my 600mm lens with a 1.4x converter attached. Thankfully, it sat perfectly still...