Enjoying The Light - Snowy Owl
Side-lit male Snowy Owl gives the image some depth against this less-than-total snow-covered scene.
Joyeux Noël - Merry Christmas - Xrystos Narodyvsija
Avec une pensée spéciale pour Pierre Roy, chez qui j'ai pris cette photo il y a plusieurs années.
A Winter Encounter
Caught in the shadow just before sunset.
Snowy Owl - I Choose This Fence Post
The line of receding and blurring fence posts adds a bit of depth to this Snowy Owl shot.
Canon 5D Mark III with the 1.4 Extender II handheld @ 1/640, f13, ISO 800, +1 2/3 exposure compensation. There was a light cloud cover which explains my settings, such as ISO 800, etc.
This was a vertical shot, but had some annoying distant building distractions way above the bird's head. Therefore, I cropped for a horizontal view at the native 3/2 proportion. I also cloned away some remaining bits and pieces of the far-off out-of-focus buildings which were still at the top of the crop.
Snowy Owl - I Can't Seem To Blend In!
Nature's F-22 Stealth Raptor - The Snowy Owl
Taken with my usual Canon 5D Mark III with 500L f4 lens handheld @ 1/1000, f13, ISO 400, +1 exposure compensation.
Snowy Owl - Time Out, Please!
Eh oui, une autre pour ma ka-ka collection :- )
Jean Beliveau 1931-2014
Une photo que j'ai pris de lui en 2001 ici à Québec
Where Did All the Snow Go To? Snowy Owl
Blizzard Fu Manchu Snowy Owl
Quebec City had its first good solid snow blizzard of the year yesterday, and this Snowy was part of it.
She was sporting a Fu Manchu moustache made of some vegetation stuck to her fur.
50% crop of my Canon 5d Mark III with the 500L f4 lens with 1.4 Extender II, handheld in the swaying bitter cold wind blowing off the river while low on the ground.
Despite the lack of light due to the grey snow-laden clouds, my settings were pretty decent, f 5.6 @ f5.6, ISO 1250 with +1 exposure compensation. Three strands of out-of-place vegetation strands cloned away to the right of my signature.
What a camera that 5D Mark III!
As can be expected, the moment I lowered my lens because my glasses were full of blowing snow, Fu Manchu took off before my eyes and I missed the shot. Oh, well, the season is still young.
Merci pour l'accompagnement, Christian!
Fall Portrait - Snowy Owl
What can I say for this first of the 2014-15 season, the pose and colours say it all!
The Geese Of Autumn
This Greater Snow Goose is coming in for a landing on a light cloudy cold autumn day.
The line of white at the bottom of the photo is composed of geese which are in the water.
An advantage of a light cloud cover when photographing the white geese is that there is a more uniform palate of saturated colours, the whites are not washed out due to direct sunlight thereby showing more detail and you reduce harsh black shadows.
It's a mug's game, of course. Too many grey clouds renders everything dull.