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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

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Feb 2013 - 2:04 PM
Focal Length:160mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/5000sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Snowy Owl
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:17 Mar 2013 - 7:20 AM
Tags:General, Hampshire, Pets / captive animals, Snowy owl, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:257
Unique Views:99
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Comments

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:22 AM

Lovely picture well captured.

Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:30 AM

Two excellent shots

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:43 AM

Face-on for me, Lillian, two excellent captures. Carol

johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:46 AM

Fantastic Lillian and the eye's in V2 absolutely amazing shots, very well captured..John

marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:49 AM

v2 is a stunner Lillian

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3302 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:51 AM

Two excellent images

Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
17 Mar 2013 - 7:54 AM

I like both of these amazing images Lillian !! Very well captured !!

Canonshots
17 Mar 2013 - 7:57 AM

Two great shots of this very handsome bird.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Mar 2013 - 7:58 AM

Excellent in flight captures Lillian, nice timing,
Fred.

capto
capto Plus Member 32612 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 8:14 AM

The eye contact in v2 does it for me.Smile

ivor

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 8:26 AM

have to say these are superb but has to be v2 today

callaby
callaby  2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 - 8:38 AM

Both of these are stunning shots Lillian, difficult to choose but v2 I think, the eyes have it (pun intended).
Cal

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 8:49 AM

Love both. The details captured are superb.

Ann

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 8:57 AM

Two cracking good captures once again Lillian. The stunning detail in V1 has to get the vote.GrinGrinGrinSmileSmile
Ron

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 - 9:09 AM

Stunning. She's a beauty, isn't she?

JohnChambersPhotography

Great in flight captures Lilian both very well done v2 is my fav

John

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 9:16 AM

Incredible wingspan

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 9:16 AM

Gosh, you are good at these, Lillian: another fine in-flight shot of the owl.
Great detail.
Ronnie,

Caziwinkles
17 Mar 2013 - 9:19 AM

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

Carol

Last Modified By Caziwinkles at 17 Mar 2013 - 9:20 AM
EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 9:33 AM

You have a very steady hand Lillian to get these excellent captures.
Joan.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 9:41 AM

What a gorgeous Bird in flight Lillian, V2 is amazing. Agree with Joan on the steady Hand .Smile

John Smile

tommyld
tommyld Plus Member 4tommyld vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 - 9:52 AM

Great bif shot's with lovely detail and color.
Tom.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 9:53 AM

Great captures, especially V2 !
George

leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
17 Mar 2013 - 9:54 AM

Two great in flight captures. V2 is amazing.
Effrossini

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 9:56 AM

First time I've seen a Snowy in flight.
Well captured.

B.

jennialexander
17 Mar 2013 - 10:04 AM

2 cracking good shots Lillian. He was an exceptionally beautiful subject
Jenni

digital_boi
17 Mar 2013 - 10:48 AM

two great BIF captures Lillian with V2 being outstanding

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

morpheus1955
17 Mar 2013 - 11:09 AM

Two fantastic in flight shots Lillian, beautifully captured and presented

Hugh

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 11:17 AM

Two wonderful images but its the eye contact in V2 that steals the show. - gary

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 11:50 AM

Beautiful set Lillian. I especially like the shape/pose in V2.
Rende

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 - 12:12 PM

Love the wing movement in V1 and the face in V2 - Therefore I commend you on both images! Grin
IB

FeatherFriend
17 Mar 2013 - 12:27 PM

2 great shots Lillian, lovely detail captured but V1 for me,
Geoff.

janlea
janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 - 1:47 PM

Two awesome shots Lillian Smile
Jan

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 1:57 PM

Two cracking shots, Lillian, despite your grey weather Wink V2 has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 2:22 PM

Fabulous as always Lillian but V2 for me Grin

kathryn

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom84 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 2:30 PM

Two crackers Lillian - lovely detail - majestic in flight.
KateGrinGrinGrin

HuddersfieldHil

Really terrific shots Lillian - handheld and poor lighting Brilliant!!!SmileSmile

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54940 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 2:43 PM

That's low ISO for the 5diii, LillianWink
Marvellous in flight capture, with no distracting elements to it.

Malc

johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 4:21 PM

Nice in flight work Lillian
David

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 4:50 PM

Two really lovely shots
Ju

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 5:05 PM

Quality Lillian !!
Ron.

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 5:40 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44245 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 5:43 PM

Utterly exquisite Lillian, two gems

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 5:54 PM

Wow - two stunning images Lillian!
Ann

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 5:54 PM

V2 for me Lillian - great shape in the frame.
Brian.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 8225 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 5:54 PM

Two cracking shots of a beautiful Owl always much harder to get inflight

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 6:07 PM

I love the composition of v2 - but both stunning images.

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 6:47 PM

Two beautiful images of this gorgeous birds Lillian,

Trev

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:32 PM

A pair of corkers Lillian


Adrian

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:36 PM

Two excellent images!
Out of interest, how close were you to the owl, Lillian?

****

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3252 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:48 PM

An excellent set LilianSmile
NettaSmile

Gypsyman
Gypsyman Plus Member 4662 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
17 Mar 2013 - 7:55 PM

Two Top Class Beauties. Well Captured. Eric.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:58 PM

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
Lillian

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 8:04 PM

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
pamelajean Critique Team 9909 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1730 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 10:04 PM

Wonderful images under the circumstances, Lillian, but you certainly nailed them.

paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 11:52 PM

Great eye contact on V2.
Matt

Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:13 AM

An excellent shot

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:27 AM

Awesome timing, Lillian, and what a great angle in V2 !!

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

Andrew

Bravdo
Bravdo Plus Member 7Bravdo vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 2:49 PM

Super inflight shots with excellent detail. Both well timed captures with good eye contact.

Barry

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 4:07 PM

fantastic!! wonderful..

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:19 PM

Two fantastic inflight shots, v2 is the stand out one for me as it looks like he's homing in on something

philhomer
philhomer  558 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 7:23 AM

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

Daxiesmum
Daxiesmum Plus Member 3Daxiesmum vcard United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 7:21 PM

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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