Every once in a while, it pays to be tenacious. Sit and wait, put in the time and hope for a good chance, and be prepared!
8 trips north to watch this owl get along in a natural environment with influence from nature photographers. There always seems to be a good crowd hanging around, enjoying the beauty of nature., and yes it gets ridiculous when some people take selfishness to the limit. enough said.
There was a good steady breeze, as this owl was moving from hunting perch to perch. At one point it saw a chance for a vole, flew over to have a closer look, and decided to hover for about 9 seconds! It was the gift we all wanted!
I was able to fire 70+ shots, and thanks to Sony, each shot is tack sharp.
As I was testing the iso limits of the A7r4 camera, at this point I was shooting at 4,000 iso. Too high for some? Maybe, but I was up into the 10,000 + range earlier., and hope to test more before Africa in a few weeks.
Thanks to my friend and guest Harry Hersh for joining this trip. Another amazing experience for us! and we have had a few!
Thank you for looking.
Northern hawk Owl Hovering 1
Sony Alpha α7R IV ,Sony 100-400GM
1/5000s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso4000