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 Snowy Owl
10-DEC-2011 Tom Munson

Snowy Owl

Lincoln Co WA

I have never seen a Snowy perch on a wire. My Canadian friends see way more Snowy Owls then I. Have you seen this?

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV ,Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
1/1000s f/8.0 at 840.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Dennis18-Dec-2011 19:08
Great find and capture.
Cheers !
Claude Gagnon12-Dec-2011 23:08
Always an exciting moment to see a Snowy owl :))
Graeme12-Dec-2011 19:16
WoW! Superbly captured Tom.BV!!
davidksmith12-Dec-2011 15:43
Tom,great image. This guy is amazing to see in our area. Great job!
sandy barbour12-Dec-2011 15:30
I am yet to see a Snowy Owl myself, however I am really enjoying this image Tom!
Excellent capture! V
pkocinski12-Dec-2011 13:10
Never seen one on a wire either - usually a pole or building. They prefer the tallest vantage point. This is a fabulous capture.
January Grey12-Dec-2011 06:33
I've never seen a snowy owl, period!! But this one seems to like sitting on the wire :) or maybe he's frozen there. Nice eye contact and a great catch, Tom. V~
fotabug12-Dec-2011 04:22
Stunning! Another of your prize winners
Jim Peterson12-Dec-2011 04:05
nice shot.....i never see any owls....ever....
phil Kuntz 12-Dec-2011 01:42
Lucky you! This is fantastic! Bet you were grinning!
Jocelyne Feizo12-Dec-2011 01:31
Right through the eyes! Nicely captured Tom!
Hank Vander Velde12-Dec-2011 01:25
Beautiful well exposed image Tom. Like you, I have not seen one perched on a wire. On small branches yes and on poles, barn roofs or silos but never on a wire.
Judi Hastings12-Dec-2011 00:37
I don't know owls Tom or their behaviors, but I've never seen a pix of one sitting on a wire. He is gorgeous! I hear some are farther south this year?
Bryan Murahashi12-Dec-2011 00:07
A beautiful Snowy Owl and portrait.
Stephanie11-Dec-2011 23:51
Incredible!!! I've never seen a snowy owl before, let alone one sitting on a wire. He's really beautiful Tom! BV
Lise De Serres11-Dec-2011 23:04
Beautiful light here!
As for perching, it is a bit unusual!
They prefer tip of a tree, barn's roof or top of a pole!!
lou_rozensteins11-Dec-2011 22:56
What a beautiful bird. Well done.
Sheila11-Dec-2011 22:53
You must be a bird whisperer, Tom.
James Prudente11-Dec-2011 19:29
You really have that owl trained. :) Great image Tom.
Frank Kavanagh Photography11-Dec-2011 19:26
Wow Tom, I never tire of looking at your wonderful images.
Great job on what looks like a very tricky exposure. Big vote.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad11-Dec-2011 17:39
Lovely shot of this remarkable creature. V
hge5411-Dec-2011 17:29
Beautiful, Tom. I don't have one shot of a Snowy with it's eyes open like that.
Vickie BROWN11-Dec-2011 17:14
Great find, Tom, this beautiful snowy owl perch on the wire just for you as your model, Tom!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography11-Dec-2011 17:03
Beautiful capture, beautiful bird, Voted.
Ron Asp11-Dec-2011 16:33
Nice shot Tom. Managed to get a shot of one yesterday, but didn't stay around long... The one I shot a photo of had a round red circle between in eyes... Must have been one that was moved in or came in on its own.. Going out a take another look for him today..
Chris Morton11-Dec-2011 16:11
its a beauty of a bird; not keen on wire, but forgivable with snowy owl and snow on it!