Owls By Moonlight and Why I Love A Challenge

I love a challenge, and the invitation to take pictures of Owls by Moonlight (okay torchlight for me!) could not be passed.
I used a prime 50mm lens with the setting on F4 and a shutter speed of 1/8th of a second/ I gently pushed the lens against the wire mesh fence to keep it steady and squeezing the shutter carefully while holding my breath.
Here is one of the images from the set of 16 taken and the caption which has already been printed in a newspaper.
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We all know what goes on at night in the cities during the festive build up but an excellent chance to witness what goes on in the countryside in the dark, can now be seen.
A magical chance to see our feathered friends at night can be enjoyed at the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre’s ‘Owls By Moonlight’ evening near Kington in Herefordshire.
All six native British Owls can be seen along with 26 other breeds from around the world when they are at their best -after sunset.
‘It was certainly a unique experience seeing and hearing these beautiful birds. And along with the informative talk by the centre’s Alice Pond it gave me a completely different perspective on life in the countryside’ said photographer Andy Compton.
The next ‘Owls By Moonlight’ group experience, which includes refreshments, will be held on December 10th, please ring 01544 231109 for further details.

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