Oh, What I had to do for this!

Challenge #1 in the Around The World series. Hosted by roby17269, Yair K.
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Photography is a passion, and sometimes to satsfy our passion we do things that we wouldn't normally do. Post photos that were taken in unusual (for you) circumstances. Please describe those circumstances!
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Northern Saw-whet owl
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This is one of the smallest north american owls, only about 4 inches tall. This particular owl was roosting for the day in a very tightly enclosed area in some dense evergreen trees. The only viewing angle for a decent picture was 12 feet up in a nearby tree. I spent 2-3 hours in that tree shooting one handed (hanging on with the other), waiting for a decent pose to get this shot.
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Submitted: Saturday, 4th September, 2010 13:29 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 18th March, 2009
Focal length: 246 mm
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 320
Notes: Hand held
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