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Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Owls, Master hunters!, !!! FARE thee well... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-26 19:24
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For Rob (arfer) with my thanks for direction and guidance.

This is my first Snowy Owl. His pose in not so grate, but rather common, sitting on this toll hydro-pole. When we arrived, after 500+ km drive and a sleepless night, he did not do any welcome trick like good owls do; not even a yawning (I did some) or even open his eyes.
This is the same snowy that posed so nicely for Rob (Arfer) beautiful pictures.

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Hi Mario
This is a GREAT capture of the Snow Owl. Very Well Done!!!

Hello Mario,
Great capture, fantastic sharpness and depth of field, superb vivid colors and wonderful contrast, excellent details and good eye contact.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-26 20:50]

Hello Mario

This is a beautiful capture of my friend.I pass by this owl almost daily.
The blue sky is amazing and contrasts well with the well exposed white plumage of this beauty.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
The eye contact is amazing.Even though the eyes are slits,trust me it is very aware of things going on around it.


Hi Mario,
beautiful capture of the Snow Owl, perfect background for this stunning bird, excellent detail, great POV, well framed, really nice work, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-02-26 22:24]

Hi Mario, I just love this series. The owl has a very interesting face. The deep blue skies make the perfect backdrop. TFS. Murray.

ooooh, this is a beauty Mario. I wouldn't know it was a hydro pole if you hadn't said so. It is a wonderful shot. The exposure and sharpness are excellent. The rich blue sky really shows off his magnificent white plumage.

Nice work.. TFS
Evelynn : )

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-26 23:00]

Hi Mario, beautiful bird you captured there. The pose on the post is excellent, with great contrast against that blue sky. Very nice sharp detail. She's watching you. It was well worth the drive.

Thanks, John

This is nice to see, because so far this year there have been none around here.
I do like the contrast, and the way you took it on the perch.

What a beauty.....TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-27 19:41]

Hello Mario
Excellent capture.I really like the eye's contact with your subject.You have here a good POV and a very sharp image.You had capture excellent details from that white plumage,light and color are exceptional.
TFS Michel
ps how do you like your Mark III so far ?

Hi Mario

:)) so it means the owl like arfer more than you:)) kidding. maybe he is tired or boring or maybe he just need a rabit or a mouse!! it is nice shot, i like owls even with this pose. you choose very nice exposure as well. it must be hard as the bird is white!
well done
P/S: sorry for delay.

hello Mario

super shot of the Snowy Owl on his typical pose on a post,
excellent luminosity of your image with a wonderful all blue sky,
excellent sharpness and details and a great eye contact with you, TFS


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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2008-02-28 17:16]

Hello Mario,
Great picture ... great colors, great details ... for my point of view .. just a little bit too much sharpness. TFS

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