The Snowy Owl
I love your picture but I love your story even more! First, I think it's so nice that you ask the farmers' permission - I wonder how many people do that. Second, I'm sure I would react the same way you did and be too scared to take that close-up shot. I wish you had put it in the workshop. This Snowy Owl is adorable smiling up in the tree. You were so lucky to get such a clear shot. Colors and details are terrific. Nice blue sky - was it very cold today?
Very good capture of Snowy Owl, this magnificant bird. Like you describe there is always something very spooky about owls, they seem to be on top of the situation. A pity you could not use your better camera. I can see the conditions were not good but quite good result.
Now, now.... calm down... you did a great job! I am getting a little miffed because I can't tell you how much I would love to shoot a snowy owl in the wild!!! I would probably drop the camera or forget the lens cap or something. I love the bent branch and the classic pose. "Yahoo! for You!"
Evelynn ; )
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-06 17:27]
Hi Asbed, wonderful catch of this beautiful snowy owl on the peak of a tree in a fine composition.
TFS and have a nice Sunday my friend!
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-12-06 17:41]
Great capture of this lovely owl, excellent
composition and pov, great natural surroundings,
beautiful colros and contrast ver good sharpness and depth
of field, well done.
- RP1 (251)
- [2008-12-06 19:31]
Très chanceux d'avoir pu prendre cette belle photo.
Il n'as pas l'aire très intimidé par ta caméras.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-12-06 19:36]
Very good shot of this Snowy Owl even with this sort of weather!
good sharpness, colour and details
A fine capture of a female Snowy Owl taken from a great POV in a bare tree top with good sharpness against a blue sky.
You are lucky that this wonderful species is relatively common in Canada compared to Europe.
TFS this beauty,
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-12-07 1:48]
In spite of huge distance to owl you managed to create a very nice picture. Both tree branch pattern and white beauty are looked wonderfully. Nice composition and exposure of the image. Well done.
P.S. I have met the owl only once in a life among the dense bushes. You are luckier photographer.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-12-07 2:02]
I well understand your excitement when spotting this beautiful Owl! I've only seen it once. Your capture is lovely and shows the Owl clearly on a nice tree and against the blue sky. Very nice indeed and I enjoyed reading your note too!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla
- cako (3395)
- [2008-12-07 3:16]
very nice composition
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-12-07 3:34]
bellissima cattura di gufo delle nevi, sono un po' invidioso che potete ammirare questo bellissimo rapace notturno, ottimi POV e composizione ambientata con lo sguardo intenso del gufo, buona definizione, i colori sono belli e naturali.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-12-07 4:17]
Good comp, detail, and POV, this guy is looking at the camera guy too :)
Thanks for the story behind the shot, and how you went about getting this one..
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-12-07 8:19]
This certainly gives the owl a much different appearance...It fits much more into the environmental type of shot and this is closer to the types of birds I see as one singer said "From a Distance" :-) Nicely positioned in the photo frame.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-12-07 14:40]
Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely snowy owl with good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-12-07 19:06]
A wonderful capture,I am glad to hear the snowy owl is back in Mirabel.
I am searching the telephone poles everyday hoping that the local owls have returned too.As of yet I have not seen them.
You have managed very good eye contact here.
Well placed in a natural setting.