brandinichols
brandinichols

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82 Comments | Report
deboragardiman
 
deboragardiman March 24, 2013
great great shot!!!!
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS March 24, 2013
Nice Capture
PhotoDali
 
PhotoDali March 24, 2013
... absolute masterpiece :)
Phototech
 
Phototech March 24, 2013
Wow!!! Is this great gray owl nice capture
photosue50
 
photosue50 March 24, 2013
So awesome!!
isa1234
 
isa1234 April 14, 2013
Awesome shot!
jyl8833 Premium
 
jyl8833 April 15, 2013
Nice backlight
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography April 17, 2013
Nice shot
joannejohnson61
 
joannejohnson61 April 17, 2013
Lovely shot
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions April 17, 2013
congrats
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan April 17, 2013
Awesome wingspread, amazing landing approach, nice DOF. Wonderful colours .....fantastic capture. Congrats on the feature.
SteveBW PRO
 
SteveBW April 17, 2013
Awesome capture. Congrats!
RebeccaPrice
 
RebeccaPrice April 17, 2013
This is such a great shot! Favorited!
premkumarantony
 
premkumarantony April 17, 2013
very good
Woombaway PRO+
 
Woombaway April 17, 2013
Congrats on feature beautifully captured.
djensen PRO
 
djensen April 17, 2013
Awesome capture, congrats on the feature!
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio April 17, 2013
Well done . congratulations
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon April 17, 2013
Fabulous image, perfect in every detail and such timing to capture the primary feathers - congratulations on your feature
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 17, 2013
Superb well-timed & sharp capture of the owl. Congratulations on being featured.
Inmar
 
Inmar April 17, 2013
Nice shot! Congrats on feature!
justkim1106 PRO+
 
justkim1106 April 17, 2013
Beautiful shot. Congratulations on the feature!
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drakkardarkblade April 17, 2013
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bobbynall PRO
 
bobbynall April 17, 2013
Awesome capture
jwlarson PRO
 
jwlarson April 17, 2013
Awesome catch, Brandi and congrats on your Featured Photo!
JessHahaj
 
JessHahaj April 17, 2013
great job! what a moment!
saibalkumarghosh
 
saibalkumarghosh April 17, 2013
Beautiful shot! Congrats on the feature!
Redjule PRO
 
Redjule April 17, 2013
Nicely done!
GBloniarz PRO
 
GBloniarz April 17, 2013
A marvel of a photo! I tip my hat to you!
kkat PRO
 
kkat April 17, 2013
Wonderful!!! Love Owls!! Congratulations!!
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages April 17, 2013
Wonderful capture. Congrats on your feature!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet April 17, 2013
WOW, awesome shot, congrats
DanielCombsPhotography
 
DanielCombsPhotography April 17, 2013
Great capture! Congrats!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 17, 2013
Great shot! Congrats !
mailsmc
 
mailsmc April 17, 2013
Stunning shot, congrats on your feature!
princessdi6305 PRO+
 
princessdi6305 April 17, 2013
Awesome!! Congrats on your feature!!
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal April 17, 2013
Awesome capture. Congrats!
meshersmith PRO+
 
meshersmith April 17, 2013
Stunning capture, congrats on the feature!
catini
 
catini April 17, 2013
Great capture and composition, congrats on your feature!
Monty
 
Monty April 17, 2013
Great shot. Congrats on the feature.
mdriley00 PRO
 
mdriley00 April 17, 2013
What a very nice picture.
malcy
 
malcy April 17, 2013
Fantastic!!
iceman2
 
iceman2 April 17, 2013
Beautiful.congrats!
Rachel-Barlow
 
Rachel-Barlow April 17, 2013
Nice shot
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 17, 2013
Awesome shot! Congrats!
LizOSullivan
 
LizOSullivan April 17, 2013
Fantastic shot. Congratulations on your feature
Jewel
 
Jewel April 17, 2013
Fantastic shot! Congratulations on your feature!
FotografaAficionada
 
FotografaAficionada April 17, 2013
cool:)
markcoleman
 
markcoleman April 17, 2013
Excellent shot
SammyNJM
 
SammyNJM April 17, 2013
stunning photo!
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN April 17, 2013
Wow! What more can one say but wow (!!) ... the focus and intensity of the owl makes for a brilliantly captured photograph. Deserved congratulations.
andrew2
 
andrew2 April 17, 2013
Awesome Capture...congratz on your feature
Tkay
 
Tkay April 17, 2013
Awesome shot!!! Congrats!!
JDJohnson Premium
 
JDJohnson April 17, 2013
Awesome photo, great action...congrats on your feature
danielleridenour
 
danielleridenour April 17, 2013
love this so much!
johnkuschyk
 
johnkuschyk April 17, 2013
PERFECT
mistyvkirsch
 
mistyvkirsch April 18, 2013
Congrats
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel April 18, 2013
This one gets it.
nicken
 
nicken April 18, 2013
Wonder of life!
Congrats on award
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter April 18, 2013
Beautiful work, congrats on your feature. - Jake
safirahishami
 
safirahishami April 18, 2013
great shot! awesome! congrats :))
debrarote PRO+
 
debrarote April 19, 2013
GREAT SHOT
ianmortimer
 
ianmortimer April 19, 2013
Great capture.
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates April 19, 2013
Stunning capture! Congrats!
shema
 
shema April 20, 2013
beautiful! love how intent the owl is, makes you look to see what it is looking at, awesome!
Duval
 
Duval April 20, 2013
Beautiful !! :-D
oliviermathias
 
oliviermathias April 20, 2013
very nice!
DAPhotography
 
DAPhotography April 20, 2013
Awesome capture. Congratulations on your Feature win.
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 April 20, 2013
Great work.
rachelxone
 
rachelxone April 23, 2013
Wonderful shot!
Redcow
 
Redcow April 24, 2013
Beautiful!
JacquelineMGrange
 
JacquelineMGrange April 24, 2013
Great timing!
limitedxposure
 
limitedxposure April 25, 2013
Great timing. Lovely shot
alley44
 
alley44 April 26, 2013
Perfect!
Shebeme2
 
Shebeme2 April 29, 2013
such pretty wings....
FMueller
 
FMueller April 29, 2013
Awesome shot!
Bridie
 
Bridie May 04, 2013
beautiful!!!
gunners42
 
gunners42 May 09, 2013
Awesome, congrats....
Mar PRO+
 
Mar May 14, 2013
Fantastic capture.
michaelkane
 
michaelkane May 27, 2013
Intense capture !
Jonocon
 
Jonocon July 21, 2013
Nice capture
francescorusso
 
francescorusso October 13, 2013
Very nice capture
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi October 06, 2014
stunning shot !

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Behind The Lens

Location
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Time
It was mid day so we weren't expecting to see an owl.
Lighting
It was a sunny day. Very little clouds.
Equipment
A canon 60d, Canon 100-400mm LS lens. Hand held
Inspiration
The very opportunity to photograph a Great Gray Owl in the wild on a hunt was inspiration enough. To see the massive wing span, to have it fly directly over you without making the slightest sound, to look into those deep yellow eyes is an experience you never forget.
Editing
Some cropping and contrast.
In my camera bag
Canon 7d, Canon 100-400mm ls lens, a canon T2i for backup, canon 10-24mm, and a canon 18-55mm. A tripod and beanbag.
Feedback
A fast shutter speed is crucial for birds in flight, and be ready to move with the subject. Photographing animals in the wild can be unpredictable so expect the unexpected.

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