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Happy New Year 2009 with the Snowy Owl

Happy New Year 2009 with the Snowy Owl
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, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-28 7:30
Viewed: 4022
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, when i shot this image of the Snowy Owl
the 10th march 2008, i decide that will be my last
photo in 2008 wishing « Happy New Year », in the
same time in 2008 it is my 210th photo posted

my next photo will be my 300th
and i want it to be my first posting in 2009,
an image that just waiting his turn to be posted

from Birds of Nova Scotia website :


« Unlike some owls, these large white birds are day hunters,
well able to see in broad daylight. The belief is general that
the presence of Snowy Owls here in winter denotes a shortage
of its food supply in the northland, and that the volume of the
flight of these south-bound owls as winter comes to the
Arctic is in direct ratio to the extent of the food shortage there. »


and i wish you all the most important thing : Excellent Health


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Hello Asbed,
You're capture is fantastic, i love it.

Best wishes for the new years.

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-28 8:01]

Hello Asbed,
yes, let the snowy owl brings us all a wonderful New
Great shot
Happy Holidays

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-28 8:03]

I wish you a Happy 2009 as well my friend!
This well taken shot to take you into the New Year is very suitable with the pristine whiteness of the Snowy Owl against a fresh blue sky taken with excellent sharpness from a great POV.
Nice one Asbed!
I wish I could take shot like this of this magnificent owl that is very rare in Sweden.

Hi Asbed,
Very nice capture of this snowy owl.I liked POV and framing a lot.I prepeared a ws for you hople you'll liked it.
I wish also Happy New Year for you and your family!
Thanks for posting.

Top notch..does the 6000 as opposed my 1000 have motion helper? And how about lag time in shutter click? It appears much better than I can do with my 1000. I give you good credits for sharp image!

Dear Asbed,
This is a stunning shot of Snowy Owl against a clear blue sky. Very well done. The expressions are very pleasing. TFS.
I wish you a Happy 2009 as well my friend!

Hi Asped,
yes, to start a year with such a flamboyant bird, great. I wish you a Happy New Year myself.

My best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-28 9:02]

Hi Asbed. a happy new tear year to you. This is a beautiful looking bird which you have taken a fine shot of. It stands out so well from the clear blue sky. well done TFS. Interesting notes too.

Hi Asbed!
Happy new year too my friend! Wonderful capture of this snowy owl in a fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-28 9:35]

Hi Asbed,

A Healthy and Happy New Year to you and your family. This Snowy Owl perched atop the bare branch makes a fine messenger. I love the composition and the colors - the blue, black and white are wonderful. As nice as your picture is Omer did a great job in the workshop.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-28 10:12]

Hi Asbed

Your 299th photo is a beauty and a lovely way to end the year. I look forwards to your 300th in 2009. I love the blue sky background against the owl. Nicely composed as well

Have a great New Year



Ciao Asbed, lovely snowly owl in a splendid blue sky, very well done, Happy new year 2009 to you too, ciao Silvio

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-28 11:09]

Hi Asbet
this is a fanthastic image
very well done

Hello Asbed,
that luck to make this one photo!!!! Excellent capture
I wish also Happy New Year for you & family
TFS. Greetings

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-28 11:21]

Hello Asbed,
Very beautiful photo and all the best wishes for you and your family in the next year.

Thanks for having kept your beautiful shot for this right moment, at Sylvester comes closer! Like a fairytale? CarOze

hello Asbed

very nice picture
good colours the white with the bleu

greeting lou

hello Asbed
nice details of your cut model , this white owl stand out very well from the wonderful blue sky
Happy new year to you too

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-28 17:40]

Hello Asbed,
Wonderful composition my friend with beautiful colors and good detail. Thank you and seasons greetings Asbed.

Hello Asbed,
Excellent composition and pov, beautiful vivid colors, good contrast and lovely post.

Thank you Asbed and I send good wishes back to you!. This is a lovely image to close out the year. I love the placement of the owl within the frame. Your camera did well here and you are SO lucky to be able to see these owls in person!!... and in the wild. I'm looking forward to your first posting of 2009!!

Evelynn ; )


First off, thanks for your support and all the comments you left under my pics. They are greatly appreciated!
Secondly, if there was a place in Canada I'd like to move to it'd be somewhere around Montreal as it seems you have a great variety of birds in your back yard. Your selection of shots posted throughout is wonderful. It really shows whats out there in the back of your woods. Very nicely done.
Have a great New Year filled with many photo opportunities and a nice DSLR to go along with them :)

Best Regards,


Bonsoir Absed,
Wow! wow! Wow! Fantastique image,couleur, composition et cadrage
Superbe. Wow!wow!
Bravo! beau travail et Bonne Année 2009 :)

Hello Asbed

A lovely image of this snowy.
The lighting is very good.
Wonderful vibrant colours.
The contrast of white and blue is terrific.
Well composed.
Great job.
I await post 300.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-28 22:13]

Hello Asbed, lovely shot of an snowy owl with excellent details and sharpnes, lovely pose too.
i also wish you a happy new year!

Hi Asbed,

great shot of this Snowowl in his habitat.
nice the white feathers against the blue sky.

Anf or also


hello Asbed

Snowy owl! Very rare to see this kind of color and really a good capture even though at the high end of branch.

Amazing soft white color of this bird compared to the blue sky. Great shot.

tfs, bill

Hello Asbed !
What a nice picture to end this year ! I love this vivid blue sky, but also the unusual composition and POV. Most of the times, we see the Snowy Owl on the ground, not in the trees, it's nice, for a change. I also wish you a happy New Year, and I wish you all the best for this new year to come !

Vaya captura Asbed !!!
Impresionante toma que aunque no seas un amante de las aves te encanta. Captaste bien el poderío y belleza de este gran animal. Bonistos colores y contrastes.
Gracias por tus deseos y salud para tí tambié.
Un abrazo desde España: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-12-31 8:11]

Hi Asbed,thanks a lot for this fantastic pic,i whish you all the best for a new year and thanks for your great 2008's gallery,Luciano

hello asbed,
wush you a very happy new year 2009. this is such a fine capture to wish a happy new year, the blue sky makes a fine bg here and offers good contrast to the owl, liked the pov and the composition very much,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-02 3:22]

Hi, dear Asbed.
Your choice is great. Selected picture is very suitable for New Year Holidays. I like it so much. Captured scene is simple and very attractive. Blue sky, nice tree branch patter and of course, charming white beauty. Bravo. TFS and all the best to you in 2009.

Hi Asbed,
A well composed shot of this beautiful creature.
Looks great with the blue sky & light high clouds of the BG.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2009-01-07 11:52]

Bravo Asbed pour cette superbe image! Bonne année 2009 à toi mon ami. Vraiment bien réussi!


A very nice picture asbed on
this very beautiful bird!
good composition and nice
with the blue background
very well done!

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