<< Previous Next >>

Snowy Owl


Snowy Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Owl view [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-22 3:34
Viewed: 6300
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Looking like it has four legs!

The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. It is also known in North America as the Arctic Owl or the Great White Owl.

This huge yellow-eyed white bird is unmistakable. It is 53-65 cm long with a 125-150 cm wingspan. The adult male is virtually pure white, but females and young birds have some dark scalloping. Its thick plumage, heavily-feathered feet, and coloration render the Snowy Owl well-adapted for life north of the Arctic Circle.

More here.

pauljk, JoseMiguel, Alain_cdn, fiyo has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Biswarup,
Nice capture of this stunning bird. Good colour balance and DOF. I think the exposure is a tad hot on the whites on the owls head. I'd probably also tried to shoot this in portrait orientation as well as landscape.
TFS
Paul

Hello Biswarup,
Simply gorgeous this snowy Owl.
I like how their white stand ups over the rest of the photo.
Detials on the feather, beak and eyes are great.
Composition is pleasant and I like the frame used also.
Congratulations and happy holidays!
JM

Hello Biswarup,
This is a fine bird and very well photographed!
The white plumage is captured with amazing details...
Well composed presentation, good clarity in colours!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Hi Biswarup,

First, I want to thank you for your comment on my picture.

I must say that your owl looks really good also. Very good composition and great details in the feathers. TFS

Alain

  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-22 10:29]

Hello Biswarup,
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

No doubt it is a huge bird, Biswarup.
Very well composed shot. I like the intensity in its glowing eyes.
TFS.
Ram

excellente macro de cet oiseau, belle couleurs tres nettes et tres bons détails
bravo, bon travail
edith

  • Great 
  • kojak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 19] (163)
  • [2007-01-09 4:08]

Very nice picture of this snow owl. The colours and details are fantastic! Good job!

I took a similar picture from a snow owl, which you can see in my collection, but fortunately with the wrong lens... :( He also looks a bit mean ;)

Greetings, Geert

  • Great 
  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 59] (553)
  • [2007-03-24 3:59]

Hello Biswarup,
Great this picture! Very good composition and light is perfect. It give us each details on the bird.
And these eyes....Wow! Lovely picture.
Congradulations!
Janette

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF