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The Snowy Owl like an Angel

The Snowy Owl like an Angel
Photo Information
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: 2008-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Peace and Love, Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-10 16:17
Viewed: 5832
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello dear friends of TN, today i am very very happy
because i did my in-flight shot of the Snowy Owl

in my today's shots with the Snowy Owl
instead of ISO400 i went with ISO200
because of the white colour of the Snowy Owl
and because of the white snow and the sunny sky,
and all this it is a photographer who told me to do that

and for this image i was in JPEG format
but i did'nt double my 300mm zoom,
i am telling that because when i want
to double my zoom i shoot in JPEG format
if not i prefer the RAW format

here is a wonderful link on the Snowy Owl


thanks for viewing and critiques


JoseMiguel, eqshannon, Luis52, Adanac, RP1, Juyona, goldyrs, warnzy, jusninasirun, Silvio2006, maurydv, angela926, Ena, MMM, lgfoto, NinaM, Proframe, dejo, sranjan has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To EOSF1: salut Mario (harfang des neiges)CeltickRanger 1 03-15 14:19
To Proframe: Thanks Alot HarryCeltickRanger 1 03-15 14:14
To lawbert: thank's alot PaulCeltickRanger 1 03-11 10:46
To warnzy: JPEG vs RAW with my cameraCeltickRanger 1 03-11 07:56
To goldyrs: thank you GoldyCeltickRanger 1 03-11 07:50
To eqshannon: thank you to allCeltickRanger 1 03-11 07:47
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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-03-10 17:25]

Hi Asbed
Very nice inflight action shot of this owl
Lovely composition and pose
Owl really stands out well against the blue backgound
tfs jon

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-10 17:35]

It sure look like an angel. Very well captured. Congratulations! Beautiful blue sky for contrast. Must be very difficult to photograph. Well done.

Hi Asbed,

I found this spare moment to check out TN and look what I find! Great shot! You captured this owl in an excellent pose. The white works really well against the blue sky. Looks great!

(wish I had more time for pictures and TN... but such is life I guess)

Best Regards,


This is a 100 pointer Asbed....but only if folks look at your entire gallery...This one is SUPER special and I can tell you know it from your notes...

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-10 18:29]

Hi Asbed.
Great image You have here Asbed. It relly looks like an Angel. Excellent sharpness and wel focus. The blue sky matches very well in the colors.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-10 18:54]

Hello Asbed,
Excellent in flight image of this beautiful owl. The colors and details are spot on, thank you for sharing Asbed.

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-03-10 19:22]

Salut asbed,
Très belle photo avec un beau ciel bleu avec un voile de curus. La bonne vitesse d'obturation l'as figé. Beau détail.

great capture, good focus and love the bright white against the blue sky

ng capture! TFS Ori

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-11 2:10]

Hola Asbed,
magnífica captura,
buen pov,
color y foco...
felicidades :))

I've fallen in love with your work!This is gonna be added to my favs!Nothin' more to say, just fabulous!
Thank you!

Hi Asbed,
What a beautiful image!
It seems like a poster for a promotion of an airline.
I like a lot the pose got of the s. owl, so elegant and clean one.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hi Asbed,

Wonderfully artistic shot, with this beautiful own photographed against a really nice sky. I wasn't sure about the reference to JPEGs and RAW - as RAW is generally better quality and handles difficult lighting conditions better than JPEGs. Is this a pacularity with your camera and the doubling of the range of your lens?


Bonjour Asbed
Bell capture de ce hibou en plein vol

Hello Asbed. Superb in flight shot of this graceful owl against the clear blue sky. The details and sharpness is well written all over the image. Well done and I like this one. Regards. Jusni

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-11 8:33]

Hello Asbed,
You have every reason to be happy about this one!
This is a great in-flight capture of a Snowy Owl. The light management, sharpness, wing position, composition against a blue sky are all superb.
Fantastic work my friend, and thanks for sharing it,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-11 8:37]

Hi Asbed,

You should be happy with this flying Snowy Owl. You froze him in a wonderful position. The color of that sky is amazing and it shows him off so well. I love the composition with the owl in the upper right of the frame.


hi asbed!
great feeling with the white owl
against the blue sky!
sharp and well composed!
good work!

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-11 10:19]

Hello Asbed

Wonderful title.A super capture.
Excellent lighting and terrific blue sky backdrop.The contrast of the white against the blue is lovely.
Excellent composition.


Hello Asbed

I come in from work..get the laptop out and this fantastic capture of yours is here to greet me..The cup of coffee can wait!!
It is no wonder that you are happy with this..I am happy that you took it and shared it with us.
The pose of the owl with such superb sharp details which are highlighted even more by the wonderfully rich blue sky is exemplary work and shows your skill as a photographer..I know that you dont have the luxury of 5 or 6 frames a second shooting on your camera which makes your shot so well timed.
This is one for my favourites without a doubt.
My Best Regards

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-11 10:38]

Hi Asbed.
Simply amazing scene: white owl on a bit cloudy blue sky. I like great composition of the shot, wonderful wingspread and pose of the bird, superb timing and excellent sharpness, fine delicate colours. My compliments and kind regards. Excellent job.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-11 11:47]

Hello Asbed,
Wonderful photo. Great in flight sharpness. Excellent contrasting colours against the deep blue BG.

Ciao Asbed, splendid snowly owl in great fly, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-03-11 13:15]

Bonjour Asbed
Pris impressionante, très belle couleurs, cadrage et sujet, excellente maitrise.
Amicalement Robi

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-11 13:40]

Bonjour Asbed,

Félicitations pour cette belle photo. J'aime bien le titre, il lui va élégamment bien et sur ce ciel bleu, il se détache merveilleusement.
Tu as immortalisé cet harfang en vol avec beaucoup de netteté. Bravo encore une fois Asbed!


Splendido volo di questo magnifico gufo delle nevi, bellissima composizione. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hello Asbed,
Fantastic in flight capture,
Fantastic vivid colors and excellent contrast,
very good sharpness and depth of field.

Bonjour Asbed,

Félicitations, belle réussite! Merci,


Salut Asbed,

Quelle capture!! Tu as réussi enfin de capturer cet ange en vol, c'est magnifique, la composition et les couleurs sont superbes.



  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-11 19:16]

Bonjour Asbed,

Bravo pour cette belle prise, toujours agréable de voir cet oiseau.

Merci pour le partage.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-12 11:09]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful bird!
Lovely details and beutiful BG!

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-03-12 14:25]

Salut Asbed
Excuse moi J'avais manqué ce posting (travail).Excellente présentation en vol.Le détail du plumage blanc est tres réussie.Bonne prise devue et image bien nette avec un belle arriere plant.
Merci et félicitation.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2008-03-12 14:27]

Congratulation to this capture Asbed.TFS

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-12 16:00]

Oh, un autre titre qui vient compléter une image superbe. Quelle belle photo Asbed, tout est merveilleux, le blanc de l'oiseau, le bleu du ciel... c'est la grâce que tu as captée, une grâce toute douce. Que dire de plus sur cette photo réussie à 100%?! Magnifique!


Hi Asbed, Thanks!!!!

This probebly is one of the best, most beautiful shots of a snowy owl, I've ever seen.
What a great capture and so very well composed!!!
Most wonderful how the owl does stand out against the blue soft clouded sky.
A real joy to look at. TFS!!!

Best regards and have a nice weekend,


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-15 9:38]
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Félicitations Asbed, pour cette photo magique, tout y est excellent! C'est vraiment très réussi, il faudrait bien un jour que tu me montres ou on peu voir ces oiseaux. Bravo! Merci,


  • Great 
  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-26 15:01]

Hello Asbed,
fantastic in-flight picture!
Snowy Owl caught in great pose,
looks magnificent against beautiflly blue sky!
great work,

Hello Asbed,
How come I had missed this beautiful inflight photograph of snowy owl. Wonderful moment capture & superb composition in a sky with marginal clouds in the BG. TFS

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