Owl in woods
Photo by Kurt Rombough
OM-D E-M1 Mark II & M.Zuiko 300mm F4.0 IS PRO
1/640s | F4 | ISO 400

Contest Winner: Kurt Rombough


"Buried in the Branches"

From Kurt: I circled a grove of dense conifers for half an hour and must have unknowingly passed by this little Northern Saw-Whet Owl several times before the sun cut through the branches, lit up his white plumage, and caught my eye. He didn't look pleased to have been spotted, so I snapped a few quick photos and let him be. Luckily, I had recently picked up the M.Zuiko 300mm F4.0 IS PRO so I was able to get the reach I needed while respecting the owl's space. 


OM-D E-M1 Mark II & M.Zuiko 300mm F4.0 IS PRO

1/640s | F4 | ISO 400

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