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Snowy Flight by GarryKirsch Snowy Flight by GarryKirsch

OK, this'll be the last Snowy Owl picture for a while.

I do love these birds though. :)


Taken Feb. 9, 2014 in Deseronto, Ontario

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:iconbashertheuc:
BasherTheUC Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :)
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evilmonkey546 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
snowy owls must be one of the easiest to capture on camera on suppose since they look like a species that come out during the day time. This is a fantastic image regardless!
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
Not as easy to capture as you may think. :)
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evilmonkey546 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ofcourse. Wildlife photography probably has to be the hardest.
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Lovetheblue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
It's beautiful. I love snowy owls. I wish we had them here down in Louisiana. You are lucky.
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. Yes. I do feel lucky that these magnificent birds visit here most winters. :)
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Lovetheblue Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Take more pictures of any owls. I love them all.
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Wild-N-Stuff Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
oh wow. Please do not let this be the last one. I know they migrate, but your shots are AMAZING!! :D
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
I did post another couple of Snowy Owl shots recently. Here's a link to one of them: garrykirsch.deviantart.com/art…
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Wild-N-Stuff Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I saw those, they are all really amazing. I have tried taking shots of bird in flight with little success. I use a 300mm lens. Any advice? 
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My best advice for capturing birds in flight, is practice, practice, practice. Start with larger slower moving birds like Great Blue Herons, Turkey Vultures, and Gulls. Use fast shutter speeds: 1/1250 and faster. Setup 'back button auto focus' on your camera, and choose the AF settings that you like. I prefer one-shot single point, but that is not typical, and you may prefer the AI Servo multi-point method that is usually recommended. Over time you'll also discover if the continuous shooting mode (burst mode) works best for you, or not.
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Wild-N-Stuff Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Awesome, thank you for the advice. Some of this info i remember from my studies on the subject, but it is great to have a refresher. There are many new techniques you are throwing up for me to use, and I really appreciate the advice. I was wondering what lens you are using to capture such close ups of the birds. I currently have a 300mm lens, but sadly I can't ever seem to get close enough to a bird. They usually storm off. I know patience and practice! 
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I use a canon 400mm f5.6 L lens. This lens produces very sharp images, so I am able to crop my shots without losing too much image quality. I also spend a lot of time practicing with my Post Processing software. This helps me in producing sharp images from heavily cropped shots.
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Wild-N-Stuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
good to know, again, thank you very much for the help! :)
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
:w00t: Terrific!
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
It is my pleasure! I enjoy your pictures so much. :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Another great shot!
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent capture! :)
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Much appreciated! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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JWeber2112 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beauiful capture! Great detail and composition and beautiful bird as well.
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Justus! I appreciate the compliments, and I'm especially glad that you like the composition. :)
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: Wonderful shot! :clap:
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :)
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Luperkalia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
what a great luck to capture this beautiful owl ~ they look very sublime by their white feathers, great shot Garry!
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! They are a wonder to behold! :)
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Great shot.
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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sweatangel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Hey you got the snowy nice capture. I can't find mine maybe he is visiting you.. lol
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Roxy! I hope you haven't lost yours yet.
If it is gone though, I hope it does come up this way! :)
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Woohoo looks like we are both on an owl kick! GREAT shot!!!
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, thanks! Your shot "the look" is great too!
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yours is cooler!!! Love the point of view PLUS great background!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice! Garry keep posten'em I love these cool Owls... I wish mine was around.
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Thanks George! I lov'em too, and I will have to force myself to go looking for something else this weekend. :)


I hope you get a chance to photograph your Snowy before the winter's over.

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natureguy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome Garry!

so do I! I'm getting another 6 -10 of snow right now. I went out for a bit today and saw nothing, they were all hunkered down waiting for the storm to come in....


if you get the chance, check out my show... the link is posted in my journal, I think you'll like it!
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have watched some already. It is great!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Garry!
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IceManDBB Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Really awesome shot, love it. :-)
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks my man! I really appreciate your feedback! :)
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IceManDBB Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
You are most welcome.:) (Smile) 
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RainSometime Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your lovely photo is featured here fav.me/d75w8nk
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! I am honoured! :)

BTW - I love your 'Wading Along' photo - it is incredible!
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RainSometime Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much and you're quite welcome :)
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vanwaglajam Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture!
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