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The Gracious Snowy Owl

The Gracious Snowy Owl
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Peace and Love [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-02 13:59
Viewed: 4738
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello dear friend of TN, i was decided to post today
a photo taken last friday of Lady Cardinal in flight
some of you knewed i because i wrote,
but i changed my idea, it will be my next posting
i apologyse of that in it is sure that my next psoting
it will be that Lady Cardinal in flight, an image that i love

today we decide friends of TN, Michel (MMM), Roger (RP1)
Daniel (charedan) and Jose not member of TN,
to go an to do shots of the Snowy Owl,
some of us wher lucky and did shots,
then from that place we went to Boisé Papineau
and there all of us did shots of the Great Horned Owl

Today i did this shot of the Snowy Angel
i am very very happy, Roger ((RP1)) was behind me
in that agriculture field, i don't kno if he did
the shot of this Gracious pose of the Snowy Owl

if Roger had the same shot as me, i apologyse
that i am posting mine first

si tu as pris la même photo dans cette pose gracieuse
je m'excuse Roger de te devancer dans mon post

it is my todays best shot, i am so happy
and so excited to share with you,
ah if his yellow eyes where open
it would be a better photo

sorry too, to the profesionnel and experienced
photographers because today i am so happy
that i am like a child in front of his toy

i shoot this image in JPEG format to double
my 300mm zoom, photo shot at ISO400

i didn't view yet my todays other shots in my MAC,
i'll go see, give image editing with Photoshop
to the images that i love and keep,
and then i'll come to give my critiques of today

here is a excellent link on the Snowy Owl


thanks for viewing and critiques


angybone, jaycee, jusninasirun, eqshannon, Mariol, uleko, angela926, Argus, mirceax, Tamrock has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To lizzie: photographier le Harfang des neigesCeltickRanger 1 03-03 19:44
To jossim: Merci beaucoup JosephCeltickRanger 1 03-03 19:22
To badar: doubling the zoom of my SLR-like camera's lensCeltickRanger 1 03-03 19:17
To eqshannon: thank you Bob and all of you friendsCeltickRanger 1 03-03 19:13
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It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. Going out shooting pictures is great in itself but when you can actually come across interesting birds, it makes it very rewarding.
That is a very cool pose you captured here. Totally different from all the other great pictures of snowy owls we had here in the recent past. Very nicely done!



This is beautiful! What a sweet pose! Wonderful composition - great white against blue. Just fantastic. This one really captured my attention out of the gallery.

This may be one of your best images Asbed...It shows such emotion and caring...this one truly rocks as my kids would say...it does all that it was intended...naturally and emotionally...wow! I am truly impressed. You have come a long way in such a short time!

This is a most unusual pose Asbed. It is quite lovely. I can see why you are so pleased with the photo. It is an amazing capture. Thanks for sharing it.

Evelynn : )

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2008-03-02 18:38]

Hi Ashbed,
This is really nice and very original. Congratulations for this beautiful picture of the Snowy Owl - Gracious indeed!
regards, Mario

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-03-02 19:37]

Salut Asbed,
Super de belle photo avec une posture de l'oiseau unique. Il faut de la patience pour une telle photo.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-02 19:56]

Hello Asbed

Lovely colours and contrast here.A real angel indeed.
Excellent exposure and colours.
The pose is unique and interesting.
Very well placed in the frame.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-02 21:09]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful presentation, very nice pose, she seems to be
perching on a very thin branch.. Amazing! beautiful blue
sky.. Well done


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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-03-02 22:26]
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Hi Asbed,
This is a peculiar pose, seems to be preening.Even something like taking a bow.This seems to be a big owl on very dainty looking branches.Love the blue sky.I didnt get your point of doubling your zoom by using Jpeg.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-02 23:00]

Hi Asbed

Lovely pose and colour here. Nice detail too.



Hello Asbed. I have seen a few posts here in TN but none is quite interesting as this perch. Excellent exposure of finely captured plumage and details. The spotless blue sky makes a very pleasant background and the twigs are very graphical in this composition. Regards. Jusni

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-03-03 1:28]

This beauty looks so strange sitting up the tree like this - but well done Asbed for your second poating of the Snowy Owl.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-03 6:16]

Hello Asbed,
You many not have any green grass but you have this beautiful Owl instead!! Wonderful capture of this one in an angel-like pose. I expect it is preening itself. Excellent sharpness and nice white plumage against the blue sky. Very well composed too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Bonjour Asbed,

Quelle belle prise,la pose de l'oiseau est fantastique. Les détails du plumage sont extra et l'exposition est parfaite.

Merci je l'envoie dans met favorites

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-03 10:13]

Hi Asbed,

I was one who was expecting an inflight Cardinal but I'm not disappointed with this lovely Owl. The pose is beautiful - looks like a she because it looks like she is wearing a flowing gown. Beautiful against the blue sky.


Stupenda immagine, una rappresentazione "mistica" di questo splendido gufo delle nevi, eccellente realizzazione. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Bonjour Asbed,

Il a l'air très élégant dans cette belle pose que tu as capturée. Il se détache magnifiquement de l'excellent ciel bleu. Bravo.

Lise (J'y étais également dimanche dernier)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-03 17:18]

Hola Asbed.
Oh My Friend. this is just beautiful photo. Great colors, excellent sharpness and what a nice face that this owl has. Looks like he his samiling at Your camera.
Great photo.

Hello Asbed,
Very nice composition and point of view, great pose, beautiful colors and fantastic contrast against the blue sky, very good sharpness and depth of field.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-04 7:49]

Hello Asbed,
I missed this beauty!
Great capture of a Snowy Owl in a fine pose and delicately positioned on the small branches in a fine composition against a blue sky. In Sweden this is a very rare species. So thanks for sharing this fine capture,

Bonsoir Asbed,
Tu as raison, un harfang très gracieux. Tu as réussi ici de bien capturer le comportement de cette beauté.
Je hâte de revoir le harfang.


hi asbed!
very very beautiful!

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