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Old Nov 30, 2013, 9:41 PM   #1
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After three consecutive winters looking for this beautiful bird I found two females close to the beach.

It was a beautiful experience and she was very cooperative with my camera.

1.


Camera
NIKON D7100

Focal Length
600mm

Aperture
f/9

Exposure
1/500s

ISO
160





2.


Camera
NIKON D7100

Focal Length
600mm

Aperture
f/9

Exposure
1/500s

ISO
160






3.


Camera
NIKON D7100

Focal Length
600mm

Aperture
f/9

Exposure
1/500s

ISO
160





4. After two hours of waiting he started to move and preparing to take off


Camera
NIKON D7100

Focal Length
600mm

Aperture
f/6.3

Exposure
1/640s

ISO
400





5.


Camera
NIKON D7100

Focal Length
600mm

Aperture
f/5.6

Exposure
1/400s

ISO
400





6.


Camera
NIKON D7100

Focal Length
600mm

Aperture
f/5.6

Exposure
1/400s

ISO
400





7.


Camera
NIKON D7100

Focal Length
600mm

Aperture
f/5.6

Exposure
1/400s

ISO
400





8.


Camera
NIKON D7100

Focal Length
600mm

Aperture
f/5.6

Exposure
1/400s

ISO
400





9.


Camera
NIKON D7100

Focal Length
600mm

Aperture
f/5.6

Exposure
1/800s

ISO
400






Have a great weekend everyone.

Marcelo
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Old Nov 30, 2013, 11:49 PM   #2
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Excellent capture! Definitely a bird on my "someday" list. I am very envious of your opportunity. We don't get Snowy owls in California. What a great setting too. Thank you for sharing such beautiful bird. I will start planning my trip north.

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Wow! Amazing captures, Marcelo. I can't pick a favorite.
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Marcelo, that is one heck of a nice series! Thanks for sharing them with us!
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Agree with the others, just a fantastic series.

Thanks for sharing.
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Excellent capture! Definitely a bird on my "someday" list. I am very envious of your opportunity. We don't get Snowy owls in California. What a great setting too. Thank you for sharing such beautiful bird. I will start planning my trip north.

Cheers,
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Hi Steve,

It was a big surprise for me to find this beautiful Owl right in front of me, I was breathless of the emotion. I thought she will be leaving soon but she spent two hours posing for my camera before she flew away.

You are welcome to come, let me know and I'll take you to the place.


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Wow! Amazing captures, Marcelo. I can't pick a favorite.
Thank you Gary, the Snowy Owl gave me enough time to compose the scene.

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Marcelo, that is one heck of a nice series! Thanks for sharing them with us!
Thank you so much for the kind words, I'm glad you like it.

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Agree with the others, just a fantastic series.

Thanks for sharing.
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What a wonderful experience. Would love to find one of these in the wild someday.
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It was a beautiful encounter, I will be back Wednesday at the beach looking for more of this amazing birds.

Looks like we are having a invasion of this Owls because the hard weather in Canada.
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Beautiful shots...especially the first one. The background grasses enhance your wonder pix.

We get Snowy Owls up here regularly during the winter. I find they fly off....as soon as I get out of my car with camera and lens....I got to figure out a better way of approaching them.
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Beautiful shots...especially the first one. The background grasses enhance your wonder pix.

We get Snowy Owls up here regularly during the winter. I find they fly off....as soon as I get out of my car with camera and lens....I got to figure out a better way of approaching them.
Thank you so much for the commentary.

They are very shy and you need to take your time to be closer and capture and nice picture.

Good luck next time.

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