Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 01/21/2014


Photo taken on December 22, 2013


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Always a real treat

Always a real treat
Had a great day on 22 December 2013 with friends Cathy and Terry, driving the backroads SE of the city, hoping to see an owl or two. The day started off with a Long-eared Owl and ended with a Short-eared Owl! In total, we saw 5 Snowy Owls, 4 Great Horned Owls, 1 Long-eared Owl and 1 Short-eared Owl. Plus a few other species, including a Northern Shrike, many Grey Partridges (all of which flew before we could take photos, other than a couple of very distant ones), Horned Larks, Ravens/Crows, owls in barn windows (always a real treat), a beautiful Gyrfalcon and a colourful sunrise. Not a bad day, I think you'll agree : ) The only thing we didn't see, except briefly, was the sun, so we had low light all day, unfortunately! It was so unbearably cold all day, windchill temperature was -30C. A few seconds out of the car and fingers were so painful, despite wearing gloves. Difficult to hold the camera steady when one is shivering, ha.

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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Beautiful photo (as a reward!)!
3 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
A classic shot ... a terrific find and and exceptionally well taken ... what a beauty this one is ... outstanding details and capture!!
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
I love it! I like the lack of colour, due to the lighting conditions you had - it works well for this shot! I also like that it was snowing!
3 years ago.