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5 hours with a Snowy Owl

 
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Jan 15, 2014 17:27 |  #16

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Another cracking set of Snowies Duane, I bet it didn't feel like 5 hours.

I wanted to leave 4 hours before but I kept asking myself how many times am I going to get this opportunity to photograph a cooperative Snowy Owl so I made myself stay until last light. I was tired the next day but I'm glad I stuck it out.:D


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Jan 15, 2014 20:53 |  #17

Worth the wait. Very nice image.

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Jan 16, 2014 06:45 |  #18

You've done very well with the snowy's this year Duane


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Jan 16, 2014 10:54 |  #19

Havin' fun now!! These are beautiful Duane. I'm trying my best not to hate you but you're making it tough. :)

I know it would take A LOT for me to walk away from a Snowy. If a rare opportunity presents itself you've got to get all you can and you definitely did just that. The experience alone will last a lifetime. Great work and congrats.


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Jan 16, 2014 11:02 |  #20

LOL ^^^

Excellent series Duane. I am so envy of all these snowy owl in this bird forum. That is one missing in file. Maybe it's not too late yet.


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Jan 16, 2014 12:03 |  #21

That last shot is stunning!
Way to stick with it.


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Jan 16, 2014 14:02 as a reply to  @ JVthePT's post |  #22

Had almost the same thing happen, and its really hard to let go. Am I ever going to see another one like this.
But that first one definately lights a fire for more. Those eyes just draw you in.
Pretty special experience indeed, and on top of that you have pictures to boot.
Great images and a great story as well.


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Jan 16, 2014 14:27 |  #23

That last one is just about perfect.




  
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Jan 16, 2014 14:42 |  #24

Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm still sorting through them so I may have a few more to share in the future. :D

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I'm trying my best not to hate you but you're making it tough.

I think there's a few people ahead of you on that list Steve. We actually call it the "you suck" list instead of the hate list. When one of the other photographers get's an outstanding image we either tell them it needs to be deleted or that they suck....both are the highest compliment we can give to each other. :mrgreen:


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Jan 16, 2014 15:27 |  #25

Duane N wrote in post #16610918 (external link)
Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm still sorting through them so I may have a few more to share in the future. :D


I think there's a few people ahead of you on that list Steve. We actually call it the "you suck" list instead of the hate list. When one of the other photographers get's an outstanding image we either tell them it needs to be deleted or that they suck....both are the highest compliment we can give to each other. :mrgreen:

Based on the previous statement, Duane, let me be the first to tell you YOU SUCK BIG-TIME, my friend. ;)

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Jan 16, 2014 15:31 as a reply to  @ johnohio's post |  #26

:mrgreen:

Not offended one bit. :D


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Jan 16, 2014 15:42 |  #27

very nice!
What's that netting in the background? Some kind of construction material?


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Jan 16, 2014 17:26 as a reply to  @ tomd's post |  #28

I actually think it was some sort of screen material. I never really went and investigated it but it's been on the beach for a while. It was a nice wind break for the Owl though and it stayed behind it for about 2 hours.


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Jan 16, 2014 17:55 |  #29

Usually that stuff is strung along dune areas to help control dune movement and buildup...sort of like erosion control for sand


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Jan 17, 2014 17:41 |  #30

another beautiful set Duane, and boy, what a difference the late light makes.


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