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Copyright: Charles Mcsween (cam) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): snowy owl [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 16:47
Viewed: 4268
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not the best quality, sharpness wise, but i like the composition so much that I decided to share it with you anyway.So be clement.
My first time shooting these birds and baiting them with a mouse so they will fly towards me.Sadly I did not brought enough mice with me, only 4.Will come back to this spot next week and try again.


Cette photo n'est pas de la qualité que j'aimerais vous montrer, mais j'aime tellement la composition que je decide de la partager avec vous tout de même.
C'est ma première expérience avec les harfands et que je l'attire avec des souris. Malheureusement, je n'avais pas amené suffisament de souris,.Je serai de retour à cet endroit la semaine prochaine et cette fois-ci, avec plus de souris.


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I like the composition too Charles. You have a full story right here with the preditor and prey in the same shot. There's not a lot I can tell you to improve on this shot, or to prepare for the next one. Nice attempt, I look forward to the shot next week.

Thanks, John

True, it is a little soft but you are right about the composition. Pretty smart luring the birds in with mice. Thats something I haven't thought of. I like the reflections of sunlight off the ice too.

Hi Charles,

It has been awhile for me and thought I would check in on your photos! Oh my goodness this is a spectacular composition! Wonderful color and well I might have straightened out the horizon just a bit so that there would be "drama" in the bird swooping in on the mouse. Other than that I would change a thing. One question, can we use fake mice to get the birds attention or do they need to be real??? I really love mice... I am in complete denial that nature is cruel and doesn't eat each other! hahahahaha!

Take Care,

Bettina Marie =0)

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-04-10 0:48]

Hello Charles,

Perhaps not the best of quality, but I find this picture the most beautiful out of your series.
Open wings beak and eyes are very good to see, very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

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