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20130119 009 Great Gray Owl.jpg
19-JAN-2013 Hank v/d Velde

20130119 009 Great Gray Owl.jpg


Found four Great Grays in one area today. These Owls migrate south into our area in significant numbers every 4 to 5 years or so when their food source (voles) up north is in short supply. this seems to be one of those years. The Owls are not afraid of people, probably thinking them to be just an other mammal that can do them no harm. We are therefor able to get up quite close to them.

Presently I, and several other photographers, were able to get off shots of them during a heavy snowfall.

Nikon D800 ,AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
1/1250s f/7.1 at 70.0mm iso1250 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Greeney04-Dec-2013 14:42
Magnificent wings & beautiful background!
Penny B21-Jan-2013 22:50
Nice sharp shot in a winter wonderland.
Range View 21-Jan-2013 20:28
This is a marvelous capture of this magnificent owl Hank. V
cre8foru21-Jan-2013 14:06
Great shot.
Milan Vogrin21-Jan-2013 12:35
Steve Morris21-Jan-2013 09:40
Spectacular Hank - love the pose!!BV
Marcela Mejia Photography21-Jan-2013 03:43
Wow!!! Awesome shot Hank . V
Jean D21-Jan-2013 02:14
Excellent capture as it prepares to pick up lunch. Well done, Hank.
janescottcumming21-Jan-2013 00:50
Great capture Hank! It is a magnificent bird.
CatherineSimard21-Jan-2013 00:37
Great shot Hank!
Pierre Martin20-Jan-2013 23:52
excellent flight shot!!
Char20-Jan-2013 23:41
This is an outstanding capture, Hank! \/
sandy barbour20-Jan-2013 23:30
Excellent flight shot Hank, gives us a good sense of its size!
Mark Chambers LRPS20-Jan-2013 20:54
Cracking flight shot. V
Bill Miller20-Jan-2013 19:08
Lovely, and nice composition with the owl clear against the sky.
jean-yves chamberland20-Jan-2013 19:05
beautiful flight captured Hank!
Colin Storey20-Jan-2013 18:21
Fantastic inflight shot of this superb owl.
hge5420-Jan-2013 16:43
Outstanding, Hank.
Lise De Serres20-Jan-2013 16:43
Gorgeous composition!
Excellent work Hank!
Jim Coffman20-Jan-2013 16:35
Extraordinarily beautiful,Hank!
Chris Picard20-Jan-2013 16:25
Excellent capture Hank.
Ted Busby20-Jan-2013 16:16
Great wintery scene Hank..Nice view of the owl in Hover Mode.
gary rouleau20-Jan-2013 15:28
Great shot, the background adds swonderful touch.
Gary Irwin20-Jan-2013 15:08
Perfect environmental shot -- love it!
Stephanie20-Jan-2013 14:55
This is unbelievably beautiful Hank!!! Such interesting info too! :)
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet20-Jan-2013 14:38
Magnificent picture.
joseantonio20-Jan-2013 14:31
Beautiful with this white setting.
Alex Antal20-Jan-2013 14:24
Very well done!
Sofia Solomennikova20-Jan-2013 14:06
Beautiful capture, V
Robin Hood 20-Jan-2013 14:03
Great flight shot Hank...well done.
Cheers !
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