Snowy Owl

Clyde P. Smith 1/15/2009 1:07:14 PM

Wow Heather! beautiful capture. Nice colors, clarity and details. #1068363

Rachelle D. Carriere 1/15/2009 1:15:20 PM

Fantastic capture with great lighting and details Heather! #7035510

Walter H. Wiesbeck 1/15/2009 3:47:57 PM

Excellent capture of this snowy owl,Heather well done #7036030

Michelle Alton 1/15/2009 6:55:58 PM

Gosh...this is so brilliant! #7036623

Heather Pickard 1/15/2009 7:05:50 PM

Thanks so much for your kind comments Clyde, Rachelle, Walter and Michelle.
I had a ridiculously cooperative juvenile owl to work with and took many many shots. It was rare to get a sharp image with the owl engaging the viewer.
So often in the photo those big beautiful yellow eyes were only partially opened and often looking away in another direction.
In this image however, the elements I wanted seemed to all come together. #7036664

Bill Miller 1/16/2009 6:32:41 AM

This is a spectacular image. Snowy Owls have to the most photogenic birds and you did a great job on this capture..looks like a winner to me. #7038959

Jean Lechleiter 1/22/2009 5:29:11 PM

Superb capture, Heather! Those eyes are gorgeous.Great detail. #7070715

Heather Pickard 1/22/2009 7:28:40 PM

Thanks Bill for your glowing comments.
I always appreciate your comments Jean.
Thanks for taking time to contribute.

And yes.... I agree!
Those yellow eyes are stunning. #7071257

Jennifer L. Wu 2/17/2009 3:07:50 PM

WOW! #7176769

M.Christine Duncan 2/23/2009 11:33:16 AM

Hey Heather... congrats from Canada Photo and myself, on your stunning finalist capture! #7199291

Rachelle D. Carriere 2/23/2009 12:47:55 PM

Congratulation on your finalist Heather! #7200089

Jean Lechleiter 2/23/2009 1:08:28 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Heather!!! #7200255

Cathy Barrows 2/23/2009 5:59:43 PM

Congrats on your finalist...beautiful #7203161

Usman M. Bajwa 2/23/2009 10:47:35 PM

Awesome animal capture and Congrats on this beautiful Finalist, Heather. What a stare!

Usman. #7205389

Cindy Bendush 2/23/2009 11:00:39 PM

Amazing finalist of this majestic bird Heather! Hats off to you for your determination in such cold conditions! Congratulations! #7205446

Alan Garner 2/24/2009 9:28:35 AM

Congratulations on being a Finalist- well deserved!

Al #7207981

Heather Pickard 3/1/2009 5:08:34 AM

Having a photo make Finalist is a nice honor.

Thank-you Christine, Rachelle, Jean, Cathy, Usman, Cindy and Al for all your congrats and nice comments.

I've been away for a week and this is a nice surprise to come home to. #7228089

Amanda D. Austwick 6/22/2010 6:08:01 AM

Heather, this is a fantastic capture! It really deserves the Finalist Award! #8710604

Heather Pickard 6/22/2010 12:36:58 PM

Thanks Amanda.
Owls are pretty special and we only get these Snowy Owls here in winter. #8711244

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Our group on a birding field trip braved face tingling cold temperatures of -32C with wind chill.
It was worth it!
Aperture priority, 420mm, ISO-200, F/6.3, 1/1000 sec, Exposure compensation +0.7.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 420.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 1/15/2009 12:02:20 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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