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Snowy Owl

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 24 September 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The Snowy Owl was first classified in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish naturalist who developed binomial nomenclature to classify and organize plants and animals. The bird is also known in North America as the Arctic Owl, Great White Owl or Harfang.

PENTAX K200D 1/180 second F/6.3 ISO 400 750 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent Harfang

24 Sep 2011 5:23am

@Marie LC: Merci beaucoup Marie! ;-)

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States


24 Sep 2011 6:19am

@Craig: Thank you very much Craig! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

oh ! very cool !

24 Sep 2011 6:24am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

et bientôt on l'appellera Potter ;-)

24 Sep 2011 7:50am

@Veronique: LOL....merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)))

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Fascinating !

24 Sep 2011 7:57am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France


24 Sep 2011 7:57am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Lovely, wonderful portrait ... made me smile with pleasure.! A hug, Adela

24 Sep 2011 8:29am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! Glad to be of service! ;-)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Superb portrait...

24 Sep 2011 9:01am

@Olivier: Thank you very much Olivier! ;-)

BBM from United Kingdom

Aahh what a beauty!

24 Sep 2011 9:21am

@BBM: Thank you very much BBM! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A lovely portrait

24 Sep 2011 9:29am

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nicely captured !

24 Sep 2011 9:31am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel plumage blanc et gris, sueprbe iamge avec ce bec ces yeux grandisoe

24 Sep 2011 9:31am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh dear ! I love his expression :) This is really a great portrait Eric ! Have a lovely weekend :)

24 Sep 2011 1:11pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

It's Hedwig! :-) Wonderful shot of this magnificent bird Eric.

24 Sep 2011 1:59pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-))

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful portrait. Great capture. Nice expression ... Like it, Eric! :)

24 Sep 2011 5:30pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I've not been able to get into the site until now ... not sure what the problem is at Am3. ;(

Your Snowy Owl is beautiful, Eric; he seems to really be studying your camera!

24 Sep 2011 7:30pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! Yes, this predator's stare is penetrating indeed! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

So wonderful!

24 Sep 2011 7:34pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Lovely portrait. Very nice focus and background.

24 Sep 2011 7:50pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

These are awesome-beautiful birds. Those eyes... Wonderful photo Eric.

24 Sep 2011 8:45pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! Yes, deceptively peaceful looking raptors! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful owl and background, great portrait!

24 Sep 2011 9:06pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful portrait! I like his eyes!

24 Sep 2011 9:21pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

lovely shot.

24 Sep 2011 9:29pm

@LauraS: Thank you very much Laura! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A real beauty. Great shot.

24 Sep 2011 11:03pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

It is endearing that bird! Lovely capture.

24 Sep 2011 11:09pm

@Jackie: Thank you very much Jackie and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fine composition

25 Sep 2011 12:19am

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very nice capture!

25 Sep 2011 4:03am

@Bill Brown: Thank you very much Bill! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Wow.... Merveilleuse .))

25 Sep 2011 8:28am

@tataray: Meric beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

janina from Melbourne, Australia

This one certainly has an 'old man' look about him. Nice one!

25 Sep 2011 9:19am

@janina: Thank you very much Janina! Maybe that is why they have the reputation of being wise.... ;-)

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Looks to me like it's smiling! :) What a beautiful creature.

25 Sep 2011 2:31pm

@Barbara Kile: Thank you very much Barbara! When a predator smiles I get nervous!! ;-))

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

no doubt, a really impressive bird!

25 Sep 2011 3:30pm

@klausZ: Thank you very much Klaus! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool. He's got his eyes on you.

25 Sep 2011 11:31pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Yes, it seemed that as soon as the lens was trained on him his gaze was focused on me! A bit scary actually! ;-))

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful portrait of this very special owl. They are indeed very beautiful. Beautiful DOF. Well done !!

26 Sep 2011 11:10am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

We have them here ....even got a white wine with its name...a marvelous capture Eric.....beautiful

26 Sep 2011 1:31pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

Cruz from exurbia, United States

As a Harry Potter fan, I have to call this Snowy Owl Hedwig! (which is the name of Harry’s snowy owl). A pretty bird

26 Sep 2011 10:56pm

@Cruz: LOL....thank you very much Cruz! ;-)

1/180 second
ISO 400
750 mm (35mm equiv.)