Winter Barred Owl

© Heather Pickard

Winter Barred Owl

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 02, 2011

Fantastic comp and wildlife capture Heather! Jeff #1349627

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 02, 2011

He looks super in this setting, Heather -- wild and free. Beautiful capture. #9209032

Lois Adomite level-classic February 07, 2011

lovely bird photo, everything is so natural looking, congrats #9219391

Heather Pickard February 13, 2011

Thanks Jeff, Nikki and Lois for taking the time to comment on this image.
I'm currently working on a portfolio of wildlife images where the subject is looking directly at the camera and I was so pleased to encounter the owl unexpectedly one day, on my way to some bird feeders. #9237532

ALLEN O. HOWARD March 20, 2011

AWESOME! Congratulations! #9302688

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 20, 2011

That neutral almost drab background is just the right foil for this owl's beautiful white and brown feathers. Love the lichen on the near trees too, Heather. Very well taken. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #9302721

Daniella Puente March 20, 2011

Beautiful photo, the tones combines so good in the image! congrats :) #9302818

Kim Andelkovic March 20, 2011

Awesome finalist congrats Heather :-) #9303006

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 20, 2011

Beautiful capture and surroundings. CONGRATZ on a well deserved Finalist award, Heather.

UB. #9303355

Christine Czernin level-classic March 21, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Heather.
What luck to see this bird sitting patiently. #9305479

Karen Celella level-deluxe March 21, 2011

Congratulations on your superb finalist, Heather. #9306211

Rona L. Schwarz March 21, 2011

Wonderful wildlife composition, Heather! The background colors and tones beautifully complement this owl.CONGRATULATIONS on a superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! #9307435

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic March 22, 2011

Great wildlife capture, Heather! Congrats on your wonderful finalist. #9309117

Heather Pickard March 23, 2011

Thank you all for the very kind comments.
Its great when wildlife cooperates.
I feel very priveledged to have been able to photograph this owl. #9313007

Dennis Behm March 23, 2011

Fantastic image, Heather! Congratulations. #9313423

Arthur Bohlmann March 24, 2011

Way To Go Heather, congraluations on your Silver Finalist #9314574

Heather Pickard March 24, 2011

Thank-you Dennis and Arthur.
Its great to get your kind congratulations. #9314584

Merna L. Nobile March 24, 2011

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna

#9315083

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 02, 2011

Wonderful capture Heather! I'm amazed that you you able to get him face, and so clear. Congratulations on your Finalist! #9501942

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Description

Near Shirley's Bay Ontario in February, overcast day.
Manual exposure with 300mm, at F/8, 1/400 sec, ISO-1000.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 25/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1000, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

Uploaded on February 02, 2011

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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