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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Sat 26-Jan-13 10:53 PM
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"snowy owl takes off in the snow..."


Grimsby, CA
          

We had the rare combination of good light and snow at the same time this afternoon. D300s w/ 300 f2.8 VR, f4.5 ISO 250

1/2000



1/2000


1/3200

Jim

  

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Sat 26-Jan-13 11:42 PM
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Mankato, US
          

Awesome, Jim! Love the last two!

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sat 26-Jan-13 11:42 PM
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Nice work Jim!

I hope that you get some snow accumulation so that you can get some cool white on white shots of this guy.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 28-Jan-13 03:19 AM
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Grimsby, CA
          

Unfortunately the little bit of snow cover we have is going to melt tomorrow.

Jim

  

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Sun 27-Jan-13 11:49 AM
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Great photos. I really like all three. Thanks for continuing to share this experience.

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Great job Jim.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 28-Jan-13 03:22 AM
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Grimsby, CA
          

I wish the bird was accessible in other spots, but it's pretty much the vineyard or the middle of the field.

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Nice Jim. I like all three. It must be difficult to nail the contrast with a white bird during a snowfall.....Scotty.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 28-Jan-13 03:23 AM
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Grimsby, CA
          

Generally snow lowers the contrast to very low levels, but this was a "sun shower".

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Garen T Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2013Mon 28-Jan-13 02:27 AM
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Really spectacular! I dream of capturing a snowy! Great job!

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 28-Jan-13 03:26 AM
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A dream perhaps, but the reality is they do nothing for hours - while you freeze - and then you get a few seconds of frantic activity.

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That first one looks a bit sinister, like he is covering his face with a cloak.

All three are great. I note a hint of snowflakes in #3, which f course, adds to it.



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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 28-Jan-13 03:31 AM
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Grimsby, CA
          

The first shot is a pose I very much wanted to capture.

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I love how he is keeping an eye on you in every shot - but my favorite is #1 - really unusual and shows what acrobats they are in flight. Thanks for posting these!

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Fri 01-Feb-13 12:46 AM
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Grimsby, CA
          

At times he looks acrobatic and even elegant, at other times lumbering.

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Your owl shots are fantastic.

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US
          

Jim, these are very nice. I have thoroughly enjoyed the posting of all the Owl images you have as late, thanks for sharing. #1 is a very different pose, I like it the most.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 04-Feb-13 08:30 PM
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Yes, the first shot is a pose I really wanted to capture Scott.

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Another fine series Jim, got to agree with the "cloak & dagger" look of #1.
#3 is also another real winner with the snow flakes.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 04-Feb-13 08:33 PM
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#19. "thanks Richard..."
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Grimsby, CA
          

I thought the sun/snow shower was crucial to the series, but it also resulted in high brightness with low contrast. Anyway, I left it alone in PP.

Jim

  

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