Snowy Owl from this morning

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Searching Veteran Member • Posts: 3,454
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1DMK3, ISO 200, F5.6, 1/790 using 70-200 at 70mm.  Cloudy Day.  +1 EC.

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johnierebel Senior Member • Posts: 2,046
Re: Snowy Owl from this morning

At 70mm focal length , lucky you. What a shame it was over casted day , a contrasting sky would have made that shop . photo shop ?

OP Searching Veteran Member • Posts: 3,454
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No sky in this shot, it's all snow behind the owl, tried as best to adjust the shot in CS6.

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Re: Snowy Owl from this morning

Wow! I love the white-on-white. And that owl must have been right on top of you!

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24Peter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,156
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johnierebel wrote:

At 70mm focal length , lucky you. What a shame it was over casted day , a contrasting sky would have made that shop . photo shop ?

+1 - definitely need some contrast/separation between your subject and background. Also, some motion blur is vis on the full size image. Faster shutter next time...

Flying Fish Veteran Member • Posts: 4,476
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Great shot, and I'm very envious. Here is one I took in Maryland, in the United States, this past December, with my Canon 7D and more than $13,000 (US) worth of optical equipment, none of it mine; a 600 mm f/4L IS II and a 2X TC III; I took the shot at f/13. Obviously heavily cropped, so you can imagine how far away the bird was...

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riknash Veteran Member • Posts: 6,851
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Flying Fish wrote:

Great shot, and I'm very envious. Here is one I took in Maryland, in the United States, this past December, with my Canon 7D and more than $13,000 (US) worth of optical equipment, none of it mine; a 600 mm f/4L IS II and a 2X TC III; I took the shot at f/13. Obviously heavily cropped, so you can imagine how far away the bird was...

That's one expensive photo! I'm sure you were wishing you could be closer...   I prefer this photo over the first one in this thread because it appears much more realistic and is a typical scene observed around here, rather than an owl flying closely by the photographer for no apparent reason.  They rarely listen to my mind control thought waves and anytime I approach them and invade their space, they immediately leave the area in the direction that produces tail shots.

Another typical scene here in Alberta is observing them camped on top of a grain bin just as the sun is starting to pack it up for another day.

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Personally, I love the high key effect. No contrasty sky needed!!

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I like this. White on white, high key, beautiful.

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Wow, fantastic can hardly see it great camouflage.  

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Flying Fish Veteran Member • Posts: 4,476
Not only do I wish I could have got closer....

But I wish I owned all that equipment!  

Thanks.  I'm not sure even I like it better than the OP's photo; I love good photos of the owls in flight, especially when I can see their eyes.

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Wow - you absolutely nailed that shot. The white on white is great.
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Steve Hoffmann Contributing Member • Posts: 631
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sixtiesphotographer wrote:

Wow - you absolutely nailed that shot. The white on white is great.
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Couldn't agree more. You absolutely nailed that shot and the composition is breathtaking. Anyone who finds technical or any other fault with this image hasn't got a soul...Just kidding...:^)

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Damoo Senior Member • Posts: 1,073
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Great shot.

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John_A_G Veteran Member • Posts: 7,591
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Really great shot here!

rbarta Regular Member • Posts: 284
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johnierebel wrote:

At 70mm focal length , lucky you. What a shame it was over casted day , a contrasting sky would have made that shop . photo shop ?

At 70mm probably not as lucky as you think, probably he is using a method called baiting to get the owl to fly close to a camouflaged tent.

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OP Searching Veteran Member • Posts: 3,454
Thanks Steve,

It's still hard to get that type of shot regardless.

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Mike Gerstner Veteran Member • Posts: 4,136
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Very Artistic Shot .......

There are a couple hanging around the southern Maine coast. Haven't gotten a decent flight shot but this guy posed briefly in fairly good light.

Decided to clone out some metal stuff hanging off the post

OP Searching Veteran Member • Posts: 3,454
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Beautiful colors, excellent pp, love the shot.

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gfspencer Contributing Member • Posts: 517
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I love the white on white.  Good job!

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