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Dec 04, 2011 23:31 |  #1

So this is not near the quality that others have been able to get, but unfortunately I was limited by my gear (nifty two-fifty) and my fear of getting to close to the birds and scaring them off

but at least I can say I got some Snowy pics!

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Dec 04, 2011 23:45 |  #2

Wowser, I've never seen so many in one place! What a wonderful thing to be able to witness.


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Dec 05, 2011 00:01 as a reply to Anke's post |  #3

Send them up to Quesnel. Would love some pics myself :) Nicely done.


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Dec 05, 2011 00:06 as a reply to Anke's post |  #4

It was an amazing sight for sure! I counted 19 owls in a one short walk, I probably would have seen many more if I had gone further


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Dec 05, 2011 00:16 |  #5

Nice job getting such a large group!

My personal method when I am afraid of scaring off my subject is to take an image far away and then keep taking images as I get closer and closer. This also helps me to catch birds taking off to fly because I already have them in the viewfinder as I go closer.


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Dec 05, 2011 02:28 |  #6

Yeah, but nobody's got so many of them in one frame! Wow, what a sight.


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Dec 05, 2011 04:09 |  #7

great shot Brad




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Dec 05, 2011 04:12 |  #8

great stealth techniques!!!!!


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Dec 05, 2011 07:57 |  #9

This is simply unbelievable! Good job.
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dgraham329
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Dec 05, 2011 12:12 |  #10

neat capture




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Crimzon
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Dec 05, 2011 13:21 |  #11

Not bad for the nifty 250! I really like that lens, despite the limited range it is a decently sharp lens and also makes a pretty darn good macro lens with a extension tube.

As birders we are obsessed with getting as close as we can, which is usually key. But there is something to be said for wide angle shots that we all forget about. This is a very nice shot.

I mean how often are you going to get 8 owls in one shot?


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Dec 05, 2011 13:47 |  #12

Wow, what an amazing shot to have that many snowy's in one place.


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Dec 05, 2011 14:03 as a reply to Shar824's post |  #13

Thanks everyone for the kind comments! :)

and I have other shots of the same group after owl # 9 showed up! they are from a little further away so the IQ suffers even more, but I will post one or two up here later today

I am hoping these guys stock around for a few weeks yet, as I will soon have some holidays that I can spend trying to get some better pics of them


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Dec 05, 2011 15:57 |  #14

Now thats a shot !!!!!! must have been awesome to see this many in one spot . Great capture Brad, you are indeed a lucky man .


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Dec 05, 2011 16:09 |  #15

Wow, what a wonderful opportunity. Time to get a longer lens:-)


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