Taken 4-Oct-16
Visitors 20

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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Canyon, Brink of the Upper Falls, Great Gray Owl
Photo Info

Dimensions4256 x 2832
Original file size7.33 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Oct-16 16:48
Date modified14-Oct-16 12:48
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length850 mm
Focal length (35mm)850 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/250 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-1 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 720
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x

Lori and I took a 4-week, fall trip to Yellowstone. We were concerned about the smoke from the fires and the fact that the Maple fire might interfere with our plans to camp at the Madison campground. It rained and snowed the first three days of the trip, which really reduced the threat from the fires.

I found a wonderful great gray owl at the entrance to the brink of the upper falls of the Yellowstone river. It patiently waited for prey to make sound and then swooped down to try to catch it. It was a magnificent bird and I spent about an hour taking pictures of it.