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Old May 7, 2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default Looking for the Snowy Owl

Last winter I was planning to visit Jones Beach to photograph the snowy owl, some photographers catch him at the west end of the beach where every year he comes to spend the season.

http://photography.nationalgeographi...wl-wind-dunes/

Unfortunately the hurricane Sandy knocked our costs and looks like he flow away.

I went there last February but can't find the owl but I captured nice shots of this beautiful place.

All the pictures with the Nikon D600 + 24-70mm f/2.8 , 70-200mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4

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5. I met Morris Altam also looking for the snowy owl, he had chance to photograph the owl two weeks ago before the hurricane.




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8. This guys are really fast..!!




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I have to wait next winter to photograph the snowy owl, I hope I have a better luck next time.

Have a great day everyone.

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Another great series! I love it!

I especially love the feel of the sun! Fav 3rd shot with the flare, I'm a sucker for flare. And the 2nd last for the feel of the sun, again wrapping around the plants.

Love it!
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Thank you so much for commenting, It was a beautiful but cold afternoon.

I like flare some times and in the case of the 3rd pictures it works fine.

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I like flare some times and in the case of the 3rd pictures it works fine.

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Very enjoyable series...!

Isn't it funny that back in the film days a photographer would sometimes "try"
to get flare to add to the mood of the shot but today everyone complains of
flare...?


Maybe with the digital age people have forgotten about art and style...?
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Thank you so much, I like flare in some situations and you are right about it, but I noticed some wedding and portrait shooters are using flare in their compositions.

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Isn't it funny that back in the film days a photographer would sometimes "try"
to get flare to add to the mood of the shot but today everyone complains of
flare...?

Maybe with the digital age people have forgotten about art and style...?
I don't really know the film days, but I agree that flare may be getting a bum rap. Every so often, when the suns just right, I'll try to go after it, like this shot . . .


Feeding the goats at Mountsberg -- [Week 21] by tacticdesigns, on Flickr

What other goodies has been forgotten in the digital age? I'd be interested to know. I'm kinda looking for stuff like that to learn right now . . .

Any help greatly appreciated.

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I don't really know the film days, but I agree that flare may be getting a bum rap. Every so often, when the suns just right, I'll try to go after it, like this shot . . .


Feeding the goats at Mountsberg -- [Week 21] by tacticdesigns, on Flickr

What other goodies has been forgotten in the digital age? I'd be interested to know. I'm kinda looking for stuff like that to learn right now . . .

Any help greatly appreciated.

Hi there,

It is a beautiful capture and it very well done, even this one is captured from an unusual angle you see the goat being feed by your daughter and you have the glare also.

I can't say too much about what has been forgotten in the digital age because I started shooting 12 years ago with a Canon Rebel (film) and two years after that the digital age came and I just jumped to it, I learned faster with my Fuji S7000z than shooting film and I saved a lot of money in processing cost so my experience with film is very limited.
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Nice shots! I see 2-3 Snowy Owls in different places every weekend when I work my night job (second job midnight to dawn). Beautiful birds, but how does one photograph them in the dark? They're are usually within camera range... if it was daylight. Lovely birds and bigger than one would think.
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Nice shots! I see 2-3 Snowy Owls in different places every weekend when I work my night job (second job midnight to dawn). Beautiful birds, but how does one photograph them in the dark? They're are usually within camera range... if it was daylight. Lovely birds and bigger than one would think.
Lucky you, I would love to photograph one of those owls.

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Lucky you, I would love to photograph one of those owls.

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How do you do that in my situation... at night?
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