Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
30 December 2005
This is the famous rousting place of around 9 Spotted Owlets. We saw 5 of them together on another tree, beyond the reach of our equipments. When we arrived in the morning, we could not photograph them because of the fog. We had to wait for more than 3 hrs for the fog to clear and to get them in the light.
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS and 1.4xII on Canon 10D using Gitzo 1410 and Wimberly Head. ISO 100, 1/250 @ f7.1, Evaluative Metering at Zero.