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Snowy Owl - full size crop

This is a fav because I have been trying for years to catch the Snowy Owl migration - finally!!! This shot also piqued my interest in photography again, after a few years of inactivity.

The 1D3 only has single point auto-focus @ f/8, so I was very pleased to see some shots in the sequence that were in focus

Note: No baiting was used in this session. I waited for a good part of an hour lying in a snowbank hoping this guy would do something interesting - never in my wildest dreams did I think he would fly right at me for a vole lying under the snow. My buffer filled before he got there but a fellow photographer got him from the side with his 1DX

Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM ,EF400mm f/5.6L USM +1.4x
Manual exposure, 560 mm, f/9, 1/1250, iso 400 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Mike Bishop22-Sep-2016 16:22
Thank you :) But I didn't know that guests could vote lol :)
Guest 21-Sep-2016 13:24
Great image. Well worth the hour investment. V!
Jean Chiasson30-Mar-2014 22:36
Beautiful portrait Mike vote
joseantonio27-Mar-2014 13:22
excellent capture.V.
Robert J Kane17-Mar-2014 00:07
Ita amazing how low they go to the ground, great shot
Dennis Swayze16-Mar-2014 13:03
Stunning low level capture, with perfect light...well done.
Cheers !