My first Snowy Owl
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Harry.C
Registered: Sep 17, 2012
Total Posts: 395
Country: Canada

After more than 3 years of searching I finally found not one, but two Snowy Owls recently. Now the trick will be getting them on a natural perch instead of telephone poles.

http://colquhoun.smugmug.com/Animals/Wildlife/i-kGbffFq/0/L/IMG_7425-L.jpg

http://colquhoun.smugmug.com/Animals/Wildlife/i-TtHdThV/0/L/IMG_7540-L.jpg

http://colquhoun.smugmug.com/Animals/Wildlife/i-FssLMzN/0/L/IMG_7476-L.jpg

Thanks for looking.

Cheers,
Harry C



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 24498
Country: Canada

The perch kinda sucks, but the owl is great!



randysc
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 2202
Country: United States

Congrats! #1 is my pick

Randy



Herb Houghton
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
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Country: United States

congrats on your first, now you're hooked for life.



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
Total Posts: 38645
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The lighting of the first is wonderful Harry and you exposed it perfectly. Keep at it and you will get the same on a nice perch

Morris



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Country: United States

Congrats Harry, here's to finding one on a better perch

Tim



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
Total Posts: 30579
Country: Canada

congrats Harry... sweet set of snowys



hnilsson
Registered: Dec 26, 2004
Total Posts: 7438
Country: Canada

Nice to get the first one under your belt I bet.

Henrik



Scott Stoness
Registered: Sep 11, 2006
Total Posts: 10027
Country: Canada

Very nice perched on 2, but I liike 3 best (with some cropping to get her out of the centre). You will find that getting them off the perch is tough on the prairies. Although they don't like trees they sure seem to love power poles. I went for a drive near Vulcan yesterday and saw one female but before I could get my camera ready, off she went.

So the degree of difficulty is high. However, as compared to the snowy's from the coast, the ones that show up on the prairies seem healthier looking so when you finally get one, it will be worth it.

Scott



big_fish
Registered: Jun 09, 2004
Total Posts: 240
Country: Canada

That third shot is awesome!!!



Harry.C
Registered: Sep 17, 2012
Total Posts: 395
Country: Canada

Thanks all for the kind words.

Scott Stoness wrote:
So the degree of difficulty is high. However, as compared to the snowy's from the coast, the ones that show up on the prairies seem healthier looking so when you finally get one, it will be worth it.

Scott

At this point I was just happy to finally see one, but now that I know she's in the area I can focus on a more natural shot. The biggest problem is locating them though -- this one flew about 1/4 km into a field and sat on the ground. Had I not witnessed the flight I would never have seen the owl in the field.

Cheers,
Harry C



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
Total Posts: 36451
Country: United Kingdom

Nice set Harry. I like the 'dreamy' scene in the last
David



Jonathan Huynh
Registered: May 01, 2003
Total Posts: 9375
Country: United States

Sweets shots.



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
Total Posts: 24629
Country: United States

Congratulations !!! Lovely set .

Birdie



Martin Good
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
Total Posts: 20852
Country: Switzerland

Congrats Harry on your firsts.
You will see they will come easier now
Love the ambiance of the last one.
Martin



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 32849
Country: United States

The snowys look good ~ Ron



Haifisch M3
Registered: Apr 11, 2010
Total Posts: 1788
Country: United States

nice, pchop a natural perch in there...