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The camouflaged Great Gray Owl

The camouflaged Great Gray 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: 2013-02-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-27 21:43
Viewed: 1264
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, here is a souvenir of
an Great Gray Owl from winter 2013.

1/1250s f/7.1 ISO1000 50mm (35mm eq:75mm).

from the All About Birds website

« Great Gray Owls have a talent for detecting and
seizing prey under thick layers of snow and ice.
One Great Gray Owl reportedly plunged through
a crust of snow thick enough to support a
175-pound person!

Great Gray Owls inhabit boreal forests in Canada,
northern Europe, and Siberia. Their North American
range also includes limited areas of forest in the Cascades,
Sierra Nevada, Rocky Mountains, and smaller ranges in
the mountain states. Great Gray Owls prefer forest habitat
adjacent to open meadows, bogs, or muskeg. »



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amazing camouflage, TFS Ori

Looks like he's got you in his Sights,
All the Branches show against a Grey Sky
Excellent Shot Asbed.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Asbet!
A very nice shot of this interesting owl despite the distance involved. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hi Asbet!
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
照的很創意 也很古典派 畫面很復古
光線優美 構圖美麗 背景深遂

At least this bird is not flying around in front of your ever-ready camera, Asbed! :)
It appears to be a part of the branch it is perched on and it justifies your term 'camouflage' for it.
Thanks and regards.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-28 9:39]

Hi Asbed,very original title for this owl on the top of the trunk,in effect looks a good camouflage,but not for your and your eyes..ehehe...great capture as usual with fine details and colors despite the difficult light.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-28 9:44]

Hello Asbed,
Excellent photo of this Great Grey Owl in a nice composition. It don't look shy at all. Beautiful natural colours. Attractive pose with eye contact.

Ciao Asbed, lovely composition with nice camouflaged owl, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful picture of this almost camouflaged Owl.Nice composition with good light.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Bonsoir Asbed,
Le rendu est effectivement excellent.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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