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    Snowy Owls head south

    The Snowy owls are wintering just north of town in NW Montana. My first time ever seeing them. Beautiful birds of prey. What a winter treat.


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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    Nice! Looks like you have its attention in the first one.

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    Nice catch Dave! I would love to see and capture one of those in the wild. Don't think they make it down this way, not sure though. Anyway, that first one is quite nice. Well done.

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    I agree, first one is the better. White is so hard to shoot!! Nice job. Lucky you. I rarely see any owls about here....only can wish.....You have his eyes on you....nice!

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    We have them around these parts but never seen one. Maybe should go out looking...

    Nice shots and congrats on getting a couple of shots.

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    Oh these are fantastic. I love these birds...what beautiful shots!!

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    #1 for sure great shots, looking foreword to seeing more.

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    Spectacular bird and I rate the first shot, captured the eyes - bang! Looks like a cold overcast day.
    Well done Dave.

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    What a magnificent bird! Sounds like you were lucky to see it! We're you out lookingw for them? Or did you come across it by chance?

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    Nice work Dave. I like the 1st one. You capture it's eyes well. Great work on exposure with the overcast sky like that and a white target you did well not to blow out the whites in the owls feathers by exposing to far to the right.

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    What a lovely looking bird, and very well caught.

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    Thanks, the owl sat on the pole for a few minutes looking around. Most hawks lean forward poop and fly off immediately. This one pooped and settled down so I thought it would stay but then it flew off so I was not ready. When it flew off it went over the car so I missed those shots.
    Oh well live and learn.

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    Re: Snowy Owls head south

    I've learned that as soon as I see wildlife I switch the camera Release Mode to Continuous shutter firing. It the subject 'takes off' I aim, hold the shutter down and hopefully I have everything else configured correctly. I can get about 9 RAW shots at 3 shots/second before my buffer fills.

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