- roges (6264)
- [2010-01-01 11:16]
A super capture and picture for 2010!
How you left in 2009 ... you started in 2010 to "force".
HAPPY NEW YEAR! A new year with happiness, health and everything you want you and your family.
Thank you for visiting my gallery in 2009 made by, for nice comments that you've written and the time to such visits.
The best and honest thoughts of Germany,
- nglen (36145)
- [2010-01-01 11:18]
Hi Micheal. This is just fantastic . I am never likely to see this in the wild so thanks for posting the fine close up. Great deatil and such good colours against the bright snow. Well taken TFS.
Nick..A great 2010 to you.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-01-01 11:21]
Great photo! this Snowy Owl in action. Splendid colours and taken from a very good low POV. Excellent composition.
Whishing you and your family all the best for 2010,
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-01-01 11:34]
Wow! Wonderful capture with action and great details...
I wish you a Happy New Year!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-01-01 11:35]
Superb action capture of a snow owl from wonderful low POV with excellent expıosure and DOF control.
Thanks for this, especially your hearty friendship and all your contributions in 2009
and I wish you a happy and healthy 2010!
- Gameangler (702)
- [2010-01-01 11:36]
you are a very lucky man to have these in your area, we do have these wild in the UK but only very rare and way up North in the Scotish islands.
My favourite bird of prey, absolutley stunning.
Many thanks for sharing with us.
P.S. Happy New Year to all on TN
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-01-01 12:28]
Very nice capture of this Snowy Owl.Excellent POV,details and timing.Very well done!I wish Happy and Healty New Year for you and your family too.
Thanks fro posting..
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-01-01 13:04]
superb in action capture white owl against white Bg.Must be hard.Excellent details,colour,sharpness and perfect composition.Well done my friend.
Happy New Year to you and your family!
Best regards Siggi
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2010-01-01 13:35]
It's a marvelous moment, Michel, I love your owl so much.
Excellent sharpness and a wonderful pose.
Thanks and all the best for 2010.
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-01-01 15:12]
I would love to see a Snowy Owl some day! This one is adorable and you have captured him in action perfectly. I love the wing positions and how he is looking down at the snow. I wish you and your family a healthy and happy New Year.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2010-01-01 15:31]
Time and environment change all things....this year we are warm. Who can figure? I wonder if these wonderful creatures know a bit more than we do? Maybe instinct! Well capture and a good archival.
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-01-01 22:12]
A superb action shot of a Snowy Owl about to pounce on its prey under the snow. The timing is great and the shot clearly shows the eye gaze and the the extended talons.
A very nice one from your last winter archive.
Thanks and I wish you a happy, healthy and successful nature photography 2010!
- nasokoun (62)
- [2010-01-01 22:55]
Happy New Year Michel!
white in white, a very dynamic wintry scene, very well frozen and composed, difficult the output in colours but very good the result!
keep photographing! TFS
- uleko (10940)
- [2010-01-02 1:56]
Thanks for your good wishes and for this fantastic view of a Snowy Owl diving into the snow for its prey! Excellent POV and very well timed!
Many thanks and I wish you all the best for 2010! Kind regards, Ulla
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2010-01-02 2:04]
Happy New Year from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
WOW - amazing capture! Superb timing and excellent detail.
- anel (40574)
- [2010-01-02 3:18]
Bonne année à toi aussi et merci de tes voeux. Une très belle image pour commencer l'année nouvelle. Pleine de lumière et de vie, magnifique cette Chouette des neiges en pleine action.
L'hiver sera toujours source d'images spéciales et enchanteresses.
Un grand merci
- hansh (2762)
- [2010-01-02 3:28]
A great capture of this majestic bird.
The action we can see in your picture is beautiful.
And that claws...
Very well done and thank you for sharing it.
- Chiza (5351)
- [2010-01-02 6:56]
Hola Michel: Que gran momento has captado en esta foto, una toma dificil de veradad...saludos.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2010-01-02 8:38]
Excellent image of snowy owl in action, fine environment too. tfs.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2010-01-02 15:31]
cette photo tirée de tes archives est parfaite pour débuter la nouvelle année,
j'aime bien sa pose, en train d'atterrir dans la neige
image très bien composée avec une belle lumière
Mes meilleurs voeux pour la nouvelle année
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-01-02 15:54]
a fantastic capture of this marvellous Snowy Owl in-flight, veruìy good sharpness and very beautiful bright colours, excellent POV and composition
I wish you and your family a Healthy and Happy Year 2010
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2010-01-03 1:36]
Ciao Michel, fantastic snowly owl in wonderful landing action, splendid details and excellent sharpness, great capture, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
- lousat (65489)
- [2010-01-03 2:40]
Salut Michel,mais quelle magnifique image! La photo du jour sans doutes! La beaute' de l'oiseau qui atterre et l'ambience d'hiver si parfaictaiment capture' composent un travail fantastique! Mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,Luciano
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2010-01-03 11:15]
another fine image from youwith good timing.
Fine natural colours.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-01-04 8:38]
une excellente photo du prince des neiges prise sur le vif,
avec d'excellents détails de son plumage blanc, une belle luminosité,
cette année je ne suis pas encore allé à l'harfang des neiges
je prévois le faire dans la (les) semaine(e)s à venir, TFS
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-01-04 8:48]
felicidades por este precioso trabajo, que excepto el ligero desenfoque del conjunto, es un deleite para los sentidos!!
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-01-04 20:26]
A super action shot captured for all to enjoy viewing. Glad that your finger had thawed out enough for you to get this fine image of such a gorgeous Owl. TFS.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2010-01-05 18:38]
Great moment here Mr. Michel.
Excellent and fine photo, great use of the light and exposure. You sure did an excellent work.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-01-06 6:30]
Due to minor surgery done to my foot, my time is restricted in front of the computer; I do however want to compliment you on this really striking image of the Snowy Owl coming in to land. The whole atmosphere captured is amazing and very pleasing to the eye. I would love to see this bird in real life. The entire scene is just so beautiful. Best regards.
I also want to use this opportunity to thank you for adding me to your list of favourites. It is indeed a great honour and your gesture is much appreciated.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2010-01-23 23:34]
It is a very impressive action picture. I like it a lot. Pose and wingspread of the bird are amazing as well as white balance. Exposure parameters and square cropping. Great use of long lens set. My kind regards and best wishes.
Alexei, who have not time for TN almost now.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-01-24 5:29]
fantastic capture of snow owl when it perching time. timing, focus, white balance and composition great. light using and POV/DOF also great. thanks for sharing.
keep photographing in 2010 too. best wishes
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2010-01-25 15:09]
Bel oiseau,et très belle photo. Bonne composition, l'exposition est bien dosée. De l'excellent travail.Nons allons peut-être en voir ici vers la fin janvier.
Merci et au revoir...JP.
- gondox (1585)
- [2010-02-09 6:35]
it's a pity I see always less snowy owls on TN.. It's so good to get one from time to time as I love these owls. One of the most beautiful animals on the planet for me.
You photographed it so nicely in a catching pose and with very good quality. Don't hide these shots in your archives for so long, keep on posting them ;) TFS!
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-04-01 20:44]
moment well captured in excellent style.
You have given a good emphasis on light and colour balance.
Superb frozen action, and the brown branches gives an artistic composition.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2010-05-14 4:09]
Owls are really great birds and not easy to observe these species. You were really lucky to take such good picture with so perfect timing.
Bravo for clarity, sharpness, details and colouration.
All the best from Poland,
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2010-08-04 0:13]
A great action shot - displaying skillful photographic technique!
I definitely shall hesitate to show one of my bird photos in view of this masterly photo!
I love your country, Flora and Fauna and the fun loving Canadians - and I add this image to my favorites.
I think, birds are more intelligent than mammals and owls have historically the reputation of being wiser than man!
Have a good day
Warm Greetings from South Africa
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2010-08-12 10:54]
Cette scène est impressionnante. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs ce cet hibou des neiges en action. La réflexion de la lumière sur la neige rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-08-13 1:29]
This must have been a difficult image to have captured with such small contrast.You have managed to create an excellent action shot,through perfect timing.Well done.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2010-09-16 5:40]
Ciao Michel. Simply an outstanding one. Superb dynamic capture with excellent light's managemnt. Perfect contrast and bright colours.
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2010-09-27 12:15]
This is a stunning image with the snowy owl, captured in full motion. Perfect!
- girni (193)
- [2012-10-22 12:17]
belle prise de vue de cette chouette en plein "atterrissage"; l'hiver est propice à ces photos magnifiques!