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Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-02 18:29
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Snowy Owl
Bubo scandiacus Order STRIGIFORMES - Family STRIGIDAE

Done during a trip to Amherst Island, with my friends Peter(Sirianul) and Carl-Adam

At the extreme northern margins of the arctic tundra lives the Snowy Owl, the northernmost, heaviest, and most distinctively marked owl of North America. Largely diurnal, it spends much of its time perched still and silent on prominent lookouts, waiting to make forays for prey.

Large, white owl.
Some dark barring.

Size: 52-71 cm (20-28 in)
Wingspan: 126-145 cm (50-57 in)
Weight: 1600-2950 g (56.48-104.14 ounces)
(from "All About Birds")

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Hi Mario,
very nice that you had the opportunity to get a photo of this very beautiful bird.I have seen these birds but never did I have a camera with me at the times I saw them,shucks!The lightning was not very kind at the time you got this capture but that takes nothing away from this fine photo as the colour,focus and details are all excellent and that pose is classic.Thanks for sharing this wonderful predator with us all and have a now happy new year.Keep on getting out and taking your photos,Mario as you have a knack for getting very excellent captures and you do such an excellent job showing that even in a city like Toronto,nature is never very far from us. Bob

Hello Mario

A beauty,the eye detail and colour is wonderful.
I like the natural appearance of the shot in the treetop.
Very good plumage detail and markings.
Great job.


Hi Mario,

This is wonderful picture of the snowy owl,very good exposure for whites.I like the way owl is looking at the photographer, as if he has questions to ask? very well done.TFS.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2009-01-02 23:57]

Hello Mario!,

Very good exposure control of this beautiful eyes.
TFS and Happy New Year!

Hi Mario,

What a beauty, excellent detail in the plumage, the exposure is perfect, wonderful eyes.

All the best for 2009,

Cheers Rick :)

Magnifica imagem uma bela foto com técnica,qualidade e composição exelente meus parabens por esta belissima coruja.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-03 8:04]

Hello Mario,
Fantastic photo of this Snowy Owl. The sunlight on head and body is splendid. Great sharp details and BG. Very good DOF, POV, composition and eye-contact.

hello Mario

an excellent close-up shot of the Snowy Owl
with fine POV and framing, excellent sharpness and details,
and a wonderful eye-contact of the Owl with you, TFS


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-05 13:19]

Hi Mario,
a striking shot of this Snowy Owl.
Very good clarity.
Superb exposure.
Well composed.

Excellent work!


Bonjour Mario,
Magnoifique où as-tu vu ce bel oiseau, tes photos sont superbes, quels détails.

this bird is really fantastic, would love to see it flying

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