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Can winter be far away......

snowyowl2.jpg

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These were taken out the window of the Yeti-mobile...not far from St Johns U. Which I believe is pretty far south for this youngster.

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I saw one of those last Thurs in western MN, I didn't take any shots at it though. That's probably because I had my shotgun in hand and not my camera, but I was about 3 seconds from going to the truck to make a trade. I wish I would have the way he sat and stared at me was cool and the dog and I didn't get any pheasants.

Great captures, I like the first one that shows the whole bird on a very clean background. What was this shot at and with?

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Here's the exif.

File name: snowyowl2.jpg

File size: 193862 bytes (990x792, 2.0bpp, 12x)

EXIF Summary: 1/5000s f/4.0 ISO400 200mm (35mm eq:320mm)

Camera-Specific Properties:

Equipment Make: Canon

Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D

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Image-Specific Properties:

Image Orientation: Top, Left-Hand

Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi

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Image Created: 2008:11:05 19:12:07

Exposure Time: 1/5000 sec

F-Number: f/4.0

Exposure Program: Aperture Priority

ISO Speed Rating: 400

Lens Aperture: f/4.0

Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: No Flash, Compulsory

Focal Length: 200.00 mm

Color Space Information: sRGB

Image Width: 990

Image Height: 792

Rendering: Normal

Exposure Mode: Auto

White Balance: Auto

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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Resolution Unit: i

Chrominance Comp Positioning: Co-Sited

Exif IFD Pointer: 220

Compression Scheme: JPEG Compression (Thumbnail)

Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi

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Resolution Unit: i

Offset to JPEG SOI: 1046

Bytes of JPEG Data: 4470

Exif Version: 2.21

Image Generated: 2008:11:05 12:45:20

Image Digitized: 2008:11:05 12:45:20

Meaning of Each Comp: Unknown

Shutter Speed: 1/5000 sec

Focal Plane Horiz Resolution: 3959 dpi

Focal Plane Vert Resolution: 3959 dpi

Focal Plane Res Unit: i

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yakfisher, where in W. MN did you see it?

Southwest of Madison. It was about four in the afternoon.

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Coordinates? grin You must have been darned close to SD, probably about 45 miles from Marshall. Next time you decide to go hunting in that area, let me know. I'll be happy to meet up with you.

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Yeti, you got nice shots! I thought maybe it was from the Himalaya's but St. John's is not that far from there. wink

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The comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

stfcatfish...thanks for posting the exif...I guess the only thing missing from that info is that it was a 70-200 f4L lens....oh, and I was eating a Hershey's bar with almonds...the big size obviously! The Hershey's bar is key to any photo. wink

Truthfully though I am very lucky to get this shot...the lighting wasn't the best and it wasn't in a very natural setting....which is why I cropped the one pic so close. It just didn't seem right to have that piece of concrete showing on such a beautiful bird. I am very grateful that this bird gave me the opportunity to capture it.

Back to my cave....

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That is BEAUTIFUL, your gonna wonder whats wrong with me but I honestly have never seen a white owl. WOW

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Don't worry DeeDee...it's a first for me too! I'll determine if there is something "wrong" with you on different criteria wink

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Coordinates? grin You must have been darned close to SD, probably about 45 miles from Marshall. Next time you decide to go hunting in that area, let me know. I'll be happy to meet up with you.

I'm out there just about every week during the pheasant season, my parents live in town.

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Those are nice shots, I have never spotted a snowy either.

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