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Snowy Owl


Snowy Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Donald Lapointe (hibou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-18 17:34
Viewed: 5471
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Snowy Owl

The heaviest of North American owls, the Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca stands nearly half a metre tall, with a wingspan of almost 1.5 m. As is the case with most diurnal birds of prey—those that are active during the day—the female is larger and heavier than the male.

Snowy Owls are rather shy and usually silent, unless nesting. They will hiss, scream, or snap their bill at those intruding on their territories, and will dive at, or even strike, human intruders at their nests. During the breeding season, the male advertises his presence on the territory with loud hooting and will attack any intruding male.
The owls spend much of their time perched on fenceposts, haystacks, trees, buildings, utility poles, or other sites where the view is unrestricted. They constantly scan the area around their perches, ready to chase another owl from the territory or to launch a silent attack on a mouse or other prey.

In 1987, the Snowy Owl was named the official bird of Quebec. Source: http://www.ffdp.ca/index_e.asp

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Wow! Very pretty photo. I like how you can feel the movement and the grace of the bird. Very well done! The frame adds a nice final touch, too.

Salut Donald ce harfang est de toute beauté les couleurs sont magnifiques. c'est un privilège de voir cet oiseau dans toute sa splendeur
Merci et bonne fin de semaine ...JP

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-18 19:37]

Hello Donald,
you capturted a beautiful bird. Nice sharp details wonderfully set agains the blue sky with no other distractions. A wonderful shot.
Thx for sharing. ..Sky

Très belle image du harfang en vol. La composition lui donne de l'espace pour voler et la pose est des plus dynamiques. Magnifique fond bleu.
La photo a été prise à St-Michel, mais de quel St-Michel s'agit-il? (...des Saints?)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-19 9:46]

Hello Donald!
Very nice in flight capture.POV,framing ,detaails,blue
sky at BG and composition are wonderful.
TFS...:-)

Hello Lapointe!
Very nice and interesting in flight shot. Nice capture with good framing and detail you have caught.Congratulations...
ALIRIZA

Hi Donald!
Beautiful moment! Extra colors, composition and details! I like it!
TFS ;-)
regards
Dorota

Superbe prise Donald, Pas facile de saisir ce genre de scene. Je vois que t'a pas raté ton coup.
Bravo
Nicolas

Belle présentation pour ce majestueux harfang des neiges sur fond de ciel bleu. Vous avez eu de la chance de le photographier en vol! Belle composition et beaux détails. Bravo!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-23 20:00]
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Bonjour Donald,
Très réussi cette photo du harfang en vol, bonne vitesse et ouverture parfaite, par temps très ensoleillé vous pouvez réduire le contraste de votre appareil photo à -1 vous obtiendrez de bons résultats.

À bientôt sur les sentiers !

Christian

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