Seriously Snowy Winter (fz200+E17ED)

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Seriously Snowy Winter (fz200+E17ED)
Dec 10, 2013

Snowy Owls that is, they are having quite the irruption year, 2 years ago the whole upper half US(even hawaii) had a good year, this year seems to be more focused on the upper eastern 1/3 (great lakes, down to mid atlantic and northward along the coast) and in even greater numbers than 2 years ago for us...Boston airport, as a 'tag' and relocate and I think there has been 20 and counting that have been relocated. all regional listserves are abuzz and debates rage...ethics, stressing, approaching too close...'chasing' will no doubt keep this an interesting winter. Here are some of my early opportunities. hopefully more to come. all w/ E17ED.

an owlscape, same owl as above, different vantage point

today late pm.  f2.8 ISO 640, in damp steady drizzle, hopefully better light next time.

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FANTASTIC stt!!!!  What a beautiful creature, and those eyes!!!!

I was quite disturbed today when I read on the news that they are shooting these beauties at JFK Airport in NY because one flew into a jet engine recently.

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here is a follow up
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Wonderful shots!  I'd love to be able to get shots of owls.

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ysal wrote:

I was quite disturbed today when I read on the news that they are shooting these beauties at JFK Airport in NY because one flew into a jet engine recently.

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{{{Faints!}}}  They have got to do something different on these Jets.  How about screening?

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Wonderful creature and well captured at such extreme range - sttweston

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manthasfamily wrote:

ysal wrote:

I was quite disturbed today when I read on the news that they are shooting these beauties at JFK Airport in NY because one flew into a jet engine recently.

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{{{Faints!}}} They have got to do something different on these Jets. How about screening?

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Such beautiful captures of these beautiful creatures,sttweston!

Really love to see them in their environment(  #1,#2) and you got great eye contact on #3.

{{{{{ Faints}}}}}also.

Karen, birds often pay heavy price for human progress.  

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thank you karen, if you concentrate on finding owls its only a matter of time.

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thank you very much stuart

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+1 Stt. This beatiful critter is still one of my targets. 1st & last my fave!

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Excellent shots, the last is a beauty, but the first one is quite interesting with all the grass in the foreground.

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Excllent shots of a magnificent bird, the second one is my favourite for composition.

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thanks joms, castle island, at the very least you may see one way off at the airport. maybe get lucky and have one on the fort.

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thank you very much rodger

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thanks, I enjoyed trying for the owlscape version, much different than my normal type of shot.

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sttweston wrote:

Thanks yuki for the comments,

here is a nice article

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/12/09/logan-airport-snowy-owls-new-york-shooting-owls/

Thank you so much for this link!!!  I feel so much better, they are such beautiful creatures.

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sttweston wrote:

thanks joms, castle island, at the very least you may see one way off at the airport. maybe get lucky and have one on the fort.

Fort Point Channel? I will go out every lunch then. Thanks Stt!

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What a treat, for you and for us! They are such beautiful creatures.

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Great captures. Thanks for sharing.

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