Photography by Kivia

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Re: Photography by Kivia

Post by valkea » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:32 pm

Kivia what did that poor owl ever do to you.
Nice picture though, and the water reflection one above it is gorgeous.
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Post by Kivia » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:49 pm

I like owls a lot.

lol, but actually the best way to hold the owls was on the legs right up under the body so you wouldn't get bit/stabbed by talons. This is just an unfortunate angle. Dx

Thank you though, also for the photo prior to this one!

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Post by Sambhur » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:48 pm

Man I wish I had an owl puppet as realistic as that one!

Jokes aside, that's a great pic hahah.
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Post by Kivia » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:40 pm

Haven't taken many photos lately because my life revolves around work, but I did just buy myself a new camera (Nikon Coolpix P900). One of my first photos so far is a freehand pic of the moon to test out the zoom capabilities. May be going out to my local wildlife refuge in the coming days to test it further.
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Post by paperpaws » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:51 am

Oh wow, that might as well have been a stock photo. That's really cool, and definitely promising for more of your photography to come... :)

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Post by duskypack » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:14 pm

That moon shot is fantastic! Do share any new photos with us, I particularly love that owl.
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Post by Kivia » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:21 pm

I'm back with a new friend: a juvenile Eastern Screech-Owl from an educational falconry session I attended. He's going to be used as an education bird.
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Post by DaniBeez » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:00 am

He looks slightly perturbed at the prospect Kivia :lol: !

What a nice quality image. I am really falling behind in the camera tech world. My little Samsung Core LTE phone takes potato pictures! But this was probably taken by an actual photography camera :P ?
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Post by alethe » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:14 am

Kivia wrote:lol, but actually the best way to hold the owls was on the legs right up under the body so you wouldn't get bit/stabbed by talons. This is just an unfortunate angle. Dx
um, the way you were holding it is a good way for it to foot itself in the face if it started thrashing. Barn owls have such long legs that its best to hold them right below the ankle, that way you have control of the entire leg. i've had a barn foot the heck out of my arm by holding it that way, too.

anyway, I absolutely adore that lil screech owl juvenile. baby screech owls are the cutest thing in the world.


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Post by Kivia » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:25 pm

falconxr wrote:um, the way you were holding it is a good way for it to foot itself in the face if it started thrashing. Barn owls have such long legs that its best to hold them right below the ankle, that way you have control of the entire leg. i've had a barn foot the heck out of my arm by holding it that way, too.
That's how I was taught to hold them, unless the banders have been doing it wrong. Never had any problems these last two years- only time I brought a thumb/fingers near or below the ankle was to prep the leg for banding. Otherwise they stayed pretty upright and still when I had a good grip on the thighs. But I know you're very knowledgeable on handling birds of prey so I can ask the banders next time about it! Safety of the bird is vital.
DaniBeez wrote:He looks slightly perturbed at the prospect Kivia :lol: !

What a nice quality image. I am really falling behind in the camera tech world. My little Samsung Core LTE phone takes potato pictures! But this was probably taken by an actual photography camera :P ?
Nikon Coolpix P900, which is honestly a glorified point and shoot but it looks and behaves like a DSLR. It just doesn't have interchangeable lenses- it does everything I'd want a DSLR to do though! Definitely worth the investment. My phone is starting to fail on me camera-wise too, so I've been trying to use my big ol' Nikon more.

Thanks guys- he really was a sweetheart. I've been banding passerines lately so I may have to share some of those photos too.

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Re: Photography by Kivia

Post by alethe » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:50 pm

that's how we handle barn owls for medical exams and general grabbing. But maybe banding is different? Idk, the one time i held a barn like that i got told to hold it further down the leg.


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Post by DaniBeez » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:40 pm

Some of my school friends do outreach with birds, and they all take pretty pictures of them. The two hobbies must go hand in hand!
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