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Sleepy snowy owl

Sleepy snowy owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-01 23:52
Viewed: 5492
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This snowy owl is currently giving an opportunity to be seen, not it is actually natural habitat like we would love to, but on it's own he is standing there next by a road in a field in St-Bruno-de-Montarville.

If you stay around Montreal, take the highway 30 and exit at Clairevue. If coming from Boucherville, then after the exit turn right at the stop and less than 100 meters from there at the curve, the owl is standing in the field next by the road on the left hand side. If coming from Brossard you will have to go over the 30 on the overpass and turn right at the stop than continue until the little curve. Anyway you can't miss it because there is a constant procession of people coming to visit the snowy owl.

This snowy owl is been around for a week and is suspected to have something wrong (maybe a broken wing). I've heard that the Faculty of Veterinary Medecine of the University of Montreal is suppose to come and get him soon.

So take your chance to go and see the show... and don't forget your camera and lenses !!!

Hopefully you'll get there before he leaves...

I have been told that is a male (I guess by it's white color and the lack of black spots). Just tell me if I am wrong I'll correct it.

Here is another pic of this sleepy snowy owl

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Hi Stephan,
she's so cute, I love this owls so much, they are phantastic. How could you come so close, it's wonderful with excellent sharpness, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Stephan!
Great photo! Excellent colors, details and POV. Great work!

hi Stephen, It appears that he sleepy, Great photo, The colors are great, The BG, DOF, POV, great details, Just excellent work, TFS Kyle

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-04-02 10:42]

Hi Stephan!
Beautifull, innocent bird. Pure white colour looks excellent with black eyes. Good pose and composition.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-02 17:25]

Salut Stéphane!

Je vais finir par croire que faire de la photo avec toi, c'est vraiement endormant si je me fie à tes deux dernières.

Techniquement tu as su conserver d'excellent détails dans les blancs et la composition serré met bien le sujer en évidence.

Très belle image et merci du partage.

Hi Stephan,
An excellent shot on this Snowy Owl. You handled the difficult exposure very well. Nice white plumage with very good detail in it. Amazing he is so white. HAve a great trip to the Big Island. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

Salut Stephan
Très belle image que ce
joli Harfand des neige
le focus est bon et l'exposition bien réussie. La composition et le fond flou font bien ressortir l'oiseau.
bravo pour ton BG
Bravo et merci ....JP

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-04-04 19:17]

Bonjour Stephan,
Très bons clichés (j'ai vu l'autre du même sujet). Habituellement pas facile de s'en approcher autant. Les couleurs et les détails sont supers. Pour ce qui est du sexe en effet les mâles sont blanc et les femelles le sont moins. Merci de partager. Donald

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