<< Previous Next >>

To Jane Shannon

To Jane Shannon
Photo Information
Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-11-28 16:56
Viewed: 3585
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,
It has been a while since I have posted here because I feel TrekNature has changed lately and NOT for the good in my opinion. We have lost some very special people who have quit posting or completely removed their accounts, and all due to a few very insensitive people. This was once a place to come and enjoy learning about the natural world from people living in all the corners of the world, we all had a common love of the natural world. This brought together people of all nationalities, religions and political beliefs, what a special place, I long for it's return.
This image was shot just outside Cypress Hills Provincial Park as this Snowy Owl rested in a cultivated field. I would like to dedicate this posting to a very special Lady, Jane Shannon, who celebrates her birthday on thursday. Happy Birthday Jane

Snowy Owl
Bubo scandiacus

General Description

By Nora Bryan

This large white, heavily feathered owl breeds in the high arctic. In years of abundant prey, few owls may migrate. In years where prey is scarce, large numbers of males migrate south across much of Canada. Immatures may travel even further south into the States.

Look for this owl in open fields and marshes from November through March, particularly in those winters when large numbers of owls migrate from the north. You might find them on the ground, on fence posts or telephone poles as they survey the snowy terrain for a morsel.

Lemmings form the bulk of this bird's diet in the tundra. Hares, rodents, birds and even carrion constitutes much of this great white bird's diet on its southern wintering grounds.

Snowy Owls breed in the high arctic tundra. Nests are no more than shallow depressions on a mound or gravel ban, supplemented with feathers and scraps of moss. Clutch size varies with prey abundance. Three to ten white eggs are incubated for more than a month, and young are fledged 14 to 28 days after hatching.

from Weaselhead.org

eqshannon, bahadir, siggi, Pitoncle, CatherineD, boreocypriensis, matatur, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
the world's OWLSwinterpalace 1 11-29 04:17
To eqshannon: Dear JaneAdanac 1 11-28 23:29
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Following is Janes crit.....
"Thank you so much for dedicating your wonderful capture of a snowy owl to me for my birthday. Thanks for thinking of me."

BOB: Good notion Rick!

Hi Rick,
That's a wonderful image. The snowy owl sure looks out of place without snow! Well done! Good to have you back.
Have a fine day.

very nice composition, TFS Ori

beautiful so beautiful image, with difficult white colors, a very good photo!

Interesting thoughts and powerful presentation from you Rick. Lovely image of an incredible Snowy Owl. Good depth of field and sharpness. The detail in the highlights has been lost a bit, especially around the head, but that can be easily adjusted in Photoshop.
George Veltchev

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-29 0:52]

Hello Rick,
exciting view of this snow owl. The subject stands out marvellously against the smooth soft brown background. Thr pattern on the feather is so special.
you have presented it in a very convincing composition.
Lovely creature to be appreciated.


Hello Rick
Perfect shot of this beautiful owl from nice point of view with excellent details and fine pose.
TFS and regards,


  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-29 1:56]

Hello Rick
What a great shot, superb pose I love the expression you have captured, it is so funny as the Owl looks so suprised and the eye contact is great, nice details are excellent colours.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Rick
Impressive photo with beautiful colours and good composition. The bird is beautiful.
Regards, Christodoulos

Hi Rick
cultures around the world viewed the Owl in lore and legend.



Bonjour Rick,
Quel regard !!!
La lumière me parait un peu forte mais c'est certainement à cause de la couleur dominante du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-29 11:52]

Hello Rick,
Good to see another posting by you. Lovely eye-contact of this Snowy Owl with the photographer. Very special to make a photo of this owl. If this was possible in Holland, it stands in all newspapers. Very good sharpness and details. The white seems a bit overexposed. taken from a perfect low POV.
Remarkable and deserved dedication.

Hello Rick,
Wonderful capture taken from the best POV with fine details, excellent sharpness, warm light and great eye contact. Great job!

Hello Rick,
It is not only a lovely picture, but a great present to Jane. Happy birthday Jane and all the best to you and Bob.
I think to see this so beautiful owl was a magic moment. You captured it so well while resting and looking at you. A real star. Thank you for sharing this nature wonder. Friendly regards,

Hi MF Rick,

Very cute:) Photography isn't just about the technical details (which are excellent), it's about capturing the right moment, which you've done well with here. This is also nice tribute to our Bob's wife. I also wish her a happy and healthy new ages from here!
I also share your thoughts that we lost some very special people:( we lost our familial spirit indeed.
Anyway, TFS this beauty and have a nice night MF!


I share your sentiments completely Rick, but still try to upload a posting from time to time to keep up with the site.
As usual, your present addition is a beauty, an expertly captured owl in a perfect low angle shot. Shannons would love it, I'm sure.

hello Rick

very beautiful to see the Snowy Owl with
another background than the white snow,
the contrast here it is superb, TFS


Sory Rick that I missed this one. It is nice to see that from time to time we can enjoy one of your images! Are extraordinary by both technical quality and subjects. And this one is for me special: I never saw this species , but I admire almost every image. Excellent image and nice dedication too.
All the best,

Calibration Check