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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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Lovetheblue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  New member 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  New member 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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