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Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl
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Copyright: servane pauchenne (Servane) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 6 N: 128] (1138)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-02
Camera: Canon 350D, Sigma 170-500mm APO
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-31 2:45
Viewed: 3381
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Snowy Owl is a diurnal owl which has a round head, yellow eyes and black beak.
White, the feather is streaked or speckled in a variable way, with horizontal black scores or spots. It possesses disks of stiff feathers around eyes, which reflect soundwaves towards ears.

Females and young are more marked than males. These can be of a pure white, although they have at least three caudal strips. The grown-up female is sharply streaked, and the black spots can be equal or dominant, with regard to the whole feather. The intensity of the black spots varies with the sex of the immature.
Females are more bored, approximately 20 % bigger than males.
The young are uniformly brown, with rests of white sleeping bag scattered. He can live 35 years in captivity.

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Encantadora toma conseguida con muy pocos todos, eso es lo que más me gusta. Acertado fondo. Justa luz y acertado encuadre.

Saludos Servane.

Hello Servane,
This is a lovely portrait of this beautiful fellow!
Great details in the plumage, and the difficult white parts are well exposed...
A well balanced composition with good colours!
Pablo -

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-31 7:25]

Hello Servane
Excellent portrait of that Owl.Very sharp image whit great details.I also like that dark BG.
TFS Michel

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-31 14:49]

Bonjour Servane, qu'il est beau ce portrait de Harfang. Excellent piqué, bonne exposition des hautes lumières et belle pose de l'oiseau. On peut l'appercevoir l'hiver ici près de Montréal dans les grandes étendues agricoles enneigées. Très beau travail, merci.


Bonjour Servane
Cette petite boule de plume est très bien prise.
Ta photo rend bien la sensation de douceur...
à bientôt

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-01 8:56]

Hello Servane

Well composed,the owl fills the frame well.
Very good use of light,the contrast is very good.
Excellent plumage detail.The focus is sharp and with very good details.
Very good POV and DOF.
A lovely portrait.


Hello Servane
Excellent shot of this Snowy Owl,
Perfect details,composition and exposure,
Supwerb shot,Welldone.


Bonjour Servane,
Très beau portrait de ce Harfang des naiges... l'oiseau emblème du Québec!
Excellent contrast et limière bien gérée. Superbes détails du plumage.


Bonjour Servane
Très beau portrait de cet harfang des neiges, bonne gestion de la luminosité et très bon piqué.
Amicalement Robi

Very good exposure. Love the balck background and the highlights of this beautiful bird. Great Shot.

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