Snowy Owl - take-off from some dunes, - shot from the beach - Martha's VineyardI'm sure that some may not like the wings being clipped in the image but I really love it! What a great image, they are so beautiful! By the time I get back up to the Cape this year, they'll already be gone! Hope you can grab some more soon! Really nice!
Canon 60D - 100-400mm
ISO225, 235mm, f/7.1, 1/2000 handheld, manual, - center focus
I was sneaking up on this snowy when he took off. Luckily I had a second to refocus and shoot. I was very surprised it came out well.
Thanks for the kind words. I like it also
The wings are clipped as the bird flew right at me, they are clipped in the original image.
I was trying for extreme closeup pictures. A sculptor is doing a statue of a snowy and I have been supplying him picts. I will post the super closeups on the bird portraits pages. I was trying to visually answer the questions, what is the snowy "Mask", and do Snowy Owls have ears.