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A photo I longed to capture--an owl flying straight at me. I finally got the shot up in the Skagit Valley, where short-eared owls will hunt over open fields and farmland during winter. They're fairly cooperative subjects, sometimes circling within 20 feet. Actually nailing the shot, usually in low light, remains quite a challenge. I'll be excited to try for these guys again this coming winter now that I have equipment that handles high ISOs a bit better.

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