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Snowy Owl

By Lillian  
A determined Snowy Owl taking flight
unfortunately on a damp and grey sky..and wind didn't help!

V2 coming in to land..
Canon 5D mark iii
so overcast...very high ISO and speed

from the series taken at the Hawk Conservancy in Hampshire...Hand held

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday


Tags: General Snowy owl Hampshire Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
17 Mar 2013 7:22AM
Lovely picture well captured.

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Ray42 10 3 England
17 Mar 2013 7:30AM
Two excellent shots
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Mar 2013 7:43AM
Face-on for me, Lillian, two excellent captures. Carol
johnke 5 223 15
17 Mar 2013 7:46AM
Fantastic Lillian and the eye's in V2 absolutely amazing shots, very well captured..John
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 7:49AM
v2 is a stunner Lillian
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
17 Mar 2013 7:51AM
Two excellent images
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Mar 2013 7:54AM
I like both of these amazing images Lillian !! Very well captured !!
Canonshots 7 172 13 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 7:57AM
Two great shots of this very handsome bird.
17 Mar 2013 7:58AM
Excellent in flight captures Lillian, nice timing,
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 8:14AM
The eye contact in v2 does it for me.Smile

17 Mar 2013 8:26AM
have to say these are superb but has to be v2 today
17 Mar 2013 8:38AM
Both of these are stunning shots Lillian, difficult to choose but v2 I think, the eyes have it (pun intended).
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
17 Mar 2013 8:49AM
Love both. The details captured are superb.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
17 Mar 2013 8:57AM
Two cracking good captures once again Lillian. The stunning detail in V1 has to get the vote.GrinGrinGrinSmileSmile
17 Mar 2013 9:09AM
Stunning. She's a beauty, isn't she?
Great in flight captures Lilian both very well done v2 is my fav

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 9:16AM
Incredible wingspan
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Mar 2013 9:16AM
Gosh, you are good at these, Lillian: another fine in-flight shot of the owl.
Great detail.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 9:19AM
Wind? rain? damp? Was it 'two-wet-to-whoo'!! Tongue Two fab in-flight images Lillian. For me V2 - looks like she is flying straight at you! Well done! Smile

9 10 10 England
17 Mar 2013 9:33AM
You have a very steady hand Lillian to get these excellent captures.
17 Mar 2013 9:41AM
What a gorgeous Bird in flight Lillian, V2 is amazing. Agree with Joan on the steady Hand .Smile

John Smile
tommyld 7 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 9:52AM
Great bif shot's with lovely detail and color.
17 Mar 2013 9:53AM
Great captures, especially V2 !
17 Mar 2013 9:54AM
Two great in flight captures. V2 is amazing.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
17 Mar 2013 9:56AM
First time I've seen a Snowy in flight.
Well captured.

17 Mar 2013 10:04AM
2 cracking good shots Lillian. He was an exceptionally beautiful subject
17 Mar 2013 10:48AM
two great BIF captures Lillian with V2 being outstanding

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 11:09AM
Two fantastic in flight shots Lillian, beautifully captured and presented

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
17 Mar 2013 11:17AM
Two wonderful images but its the eye contact in V2 that steals the show. - gary
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
17 Mar 2013 11:50AM
Beautiful set Lillian. I especially like the shape/pose in V2.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 12:12PM
Love the wing movement in V1 and the face in V2 - Therefore I commend you on both images! Grin
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
17 Mar 2013 12:27PM
2 great shots Lillian, lovely detail captured but V1 for me,
17 Mar 2013 1:47PM
Two awesome shots Lillian Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
17 Mar 2013 1:57PM
Two cracking shots, Lillian, despite your grey weather Wink V2 has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile
17 Mar 2013 2:22PM
Fabulous as always Lillian but V2 for me Grin

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 2:30PM
Two crackers Lillian - lovely detail - majestic in flight.
17 Mar 2013 2:34PM
Really terrific shots Lillian - handheld and poor lighting Brilliant!!!SmileSmile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
17 Mar 2013 2:43PM
That's low ISO for the 5diii, LillianWink
Marvellous in flight capture, with no distracting elements to it.

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 4:21PM
Nice in flight work Lillian
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 4:50PM
Two really lovely shots
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
17 Mar 2013 5:05PM
Quality Lillian !!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 5:40PM
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 5:43PM
Utterly exquisite Lillian, two gems

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 5:54PM
Wow - two stunning images Lillian!
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
17 Mar 2013 5:54PM
V2 for me Lillian - great shape in the frame.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 487 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 5:54PM
Two cracking shots of a beautiful Owl always much harder to get inflight
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 6:07PM
I love the composition of v2 - but both stunning images.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
17 Mar 2013 6:47PM
Two beautiful images of this gorgeous birds Lillian,

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 7:32PM
A pair of corkers Lillian

17 Mar 2013 7:36PM
Two excellent images!
Out of interest, how close were you to the owl, Lillian?

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
17 Mar 2013 7:48PM
An excellent set LilianSmile
17 Mar 2013 7:55PM
Two Top Class Beauties. Well Captured. Eric.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 7:58PM
Focal distance says in exif 160mm but was not really close **** (dickspics)
closer in V2 as was coming towards me..great place the Hawk Conservancy
to visit Thank You everyone for
so many comments and your time
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 8:04PM
Brilliant, I did pop out briefly today and saw red kites but they were too distant for the small lens I took out and the weather ratty soggy under foot I didn't want to get my new camera wet either it was rainingBlush
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 10:04PM
Wonderful images under the circumstances, Lillian, but you certainly nailed them.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 11:52PM
Great eye contact on V2.
Ray42 10 3 England
18 Mar 2013 7:13AM
An excellent shot
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Mar 2013 7:27AM
Awesome timing, Lillian, and what a great angle in V2 !!

Considering the circumstances, these've turned out really well!

Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 2:49PM
Super inflight shots with excellent detail. Both well timed captures with good eye contact.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Mar 2013 4:07PM
fantastic!! wonderful..
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Mar 2013 11:19PM
Two fantastic inflight shots, v2 is the stand out one for me as it looks like he's homing in on something
philhomer 8 77 32 England
19 Mar 2013 7:23AM
Two good images only let down by conditions beyond your control - ie the sky

Might be worth a note for newer togs that; 1/5000s is faster than was actually required for these shots, so the ISO could have been reduced.

With the new pro or semi-pro cameras higher ISOs are not an issue, so the images do not suffer for it, but those with lesser cameras should not try and emulate the 1250 ISO unless they know they will not get excess noise. My own previous camera stated a maximum ISO of 3200 but 1000-1250 would have been it's practical limit.

Good to see use of +EC
20 Mar 2013 7:21PM
Blimey it's a long way to the end of your comments! For me this is a really good image; I much prefer action shots, or as they are called these days, BIF's ( birds in flight).

So in my opinion this is really good photography!

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