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Snowy Owl: Wintering owl watching a shallow marsh as it hunts for voles and small shorebirds near the extreme northwestern corner of Oregon, USA
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Jan 23 2013 21:01 GMT julie13
Nice pic
Jan 24 2013 12:37 GMT mamontof
Cool image , wonderful capture !
Which camera do you use and with what colour filters lenses
Jan 25 2013 00:13 GMT scothall
I use a Canon 7D and did not use filters or even much editing. This one was difficult because these birds are mainly nocturnal and come out during the day only when they are really hungry. So they keep their eyes closed and essentially invisible much of the time, so all you see is a white lump. Getting a focus to make the face pop out, either with manual or auto focus was really tough. But lots of shots and the good auto focus system on the 7D finally got me a few good ones. Thanks for your interest in my image!
Jan 25 2013 02:58 GMT scothall
Just realized I did not answer your lens question: My primary bird lens is the Canon 100-400.
Jan 25 2013 08:02 GMT mamontof
Unique shut , thank you !