- hehekamone (252)
- [2006-01-04 19:30]
Nyctea scandiaca,!! one of my favourite owls, just beautiful, unfortunetly i don't have it in my country. 5* for the photo, it's really amazing! congratullations and thank you for share it.
WOW... Great shot of a Great bird ! Never seen such an owl before, and the posture in flight is perfect, with the wings extended...
Do you get the chance to see this bird often in the wild ?!
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-01-05 0:10]
Hi Donald. Another wonderful snowy owl capture. The sharpness is great, especially for a in-flight shot. The blue tinge on the bird gives it an eerie look. Interesting post and TFS. : )
Very good detail and colours. An approaching POV would hav been nice.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2006-01-05 6:41]
Excellent in-flight shot. great sharpness, exposure and composition.
Running late this morning, but enough time to see that this is an excellent post. Good POV, clarity and details. TFS.
Très belle photo de ce magnifique hibou blanc! Les couleurs sont justes, la lumière est très belle et l'exposition excellente. J'espère aussi pouvoir photographier un de ces harfangs cet hiver!
J'en profite pour vous souhaiter une Bonne Année 2006 et beaucoup d'autres photos d'oiseaux!
Great in-flight of this owl. Saw your question to Jannie. POV = point of view. An approaching POV is one where the bird comes at you, while here it is flying away from you. Usually a fleeing or apparently uninterested animal (the typical "butt shot") is less attractive than if you have an animal that comes towards you or at least turns or looks towards you (perfect world).
Here the owl is almost parallel and the eye can still be seen. Not only that but the light emphasizes the face, which is really nice. Often the wings throw shadows where you don't want them. The POV is also at the same height which is very good, as you often get birds from below only, i.e. with a low POV. The spread-out wings that show a lot of feather detail with all those sprinkles are a really nice touch too.
Excellent in-flight of an unusual bird.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2006-02-14 18:01]
Superbe Harfang, Donald.
Belle composition, bel éclairage et bonne netteté. Bravo !