the Snowy Owl. Hooked up with Jim shortly after 8:00 am this morning, and sure enough he was sitting a metal post; however a fair way off in the distance. And he sat and sat and stayed on this post for almost an hour and a half as my feet started to feel the cold passing through my boots and frost forming on my beard. After which he took off and flew further away into the field, sat there for a couple of minutes and then really flew the coop and sat on an electrical pole about 1/2 kilometre away. Decided it was time to pack up and get some breakfast! Thanks Jim for sharing your experience with me, I can now add the image of another new bird to my portfolio.
All shots D300 + Nikkor 600mm VR + 1.4TC
This is what he did for almost 1-1/2 hours ISO320, f/8, 1/640sec
Getting ready for take-off ISO200, f/8, 1/1250sec
Flying the coop ISO200, f/8, 1/1600sec
As always, I appreciate you taking the time to look.
Wed 06-Feb-13 01:34 AM | edited Wed 06-Feb-13 01:35 AM by Jim Pearce
I'm glad you got a chance to round out your portfolio Richard. You made the most of the limited opportunity this morning. I'm also glad to see that he looks as impossibly white/low contrast in your renditions as in mine. Sometimes when he's flying over the snow the autofocus system can't pick him out at all - a case of evolution trumping technology.