Thank you for your patience while we retrieve your images.

19 of 73 photos
Photo Info

Dimensions8660 x 5773
Original file size12 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken27-Dec-13 13:22
Date modified28-Dec-13 09:51
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length700 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1600 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Here is my first processed image... The walk was hours long to get to "the spot" pole 12 they said. Well the numbers were quarter mile a part so it seemed dredging in sand carrying my rig... At pole 7 I saw one.. great i'll shoot this gal and then go back. I might survive doing this since my walk back was only an hour or so.. Nope she flew away on me.. so on I went, pole 11, 12,.. found them awesome.. The sun was so bright they never really opened their eyes wide.. i'm out so far I couldn't see the parking lot anymore and i'm beat. Diane was smart and turned back long ago but me being whom I am did not have those smarts. As I was shooting I met some nice folks that drove out on the beach.. They could tell I just walked the beach death trail and asked if I wanted a ride back.. Hell yes! Thank you so much for that ride.. anyway I survived the day and here is my first owl I saw.