DanielParent
DanielParent

Take Off, Eh...



Great grey owl taking off from a fence post

Great grey owl taking off from a fence post
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Contest Finalist in We Love Animals Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Show Snowflakes Photo Contest
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Winner in We Have Takeoff! Photo Challenge
Runner Up in Image of the Year Photo Contest by Snapfish
Contest Finalist in Image of the Year Photo Contest by Snapfish
People's Choice in FIRST!! VIEWBUG PICTURE POSTED Photo Challenge
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rexnet
 
rexnet December 19, 2014
STUNNING CAPTURE, ONCE IN A LIFETIME ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT
dani5
 
dani5 December 19, 2014
awesome image
Opticalimpressions
 
Opticalimpressions December 24, 2014
Welcome to Viewbug absolutely a magnificent capture from focus to subject coming at you now flying away the gods were with you.
austinwatson
 
austinwatson December 25, 2014
AMAZING!!!
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade January 17, 2015
An exceptional capture to say the least!!!
You were most definitely in the right place at the right time...The actual weather conditions play a huge part in this image too which makes it that much better.
Well done...I'm sure that you will receive many more awards for this piece of work!!
Brian
dlos PRO
 
dlos January 24, 2015
Just awesome!
caveman
 
caveman May 09, 2015
great photo
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake May 09, 2015
Fabulous capture !
suzanewhitney PRO+
 
suzanewhitney May 09, 2015
Incredible shot!
craigcoleran
 
craigcoleran May 09, 2015
WOW
thrimage PRO+
 
thrimage October 17, 2015
Outstanding this.. so clear and symetrical with the post... love this one
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden October 29, 2015
Congratulations on you People's choice Challenge win!! It's fabulous...
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 29, 2015
Magnificent and more than deserving! Congratulations on your People's Choice category win in FIRST!! VIEWBUG PICTURE POSTED Photo Challenge!
thunderlake
 
thunderlake October 29, 2015
Amazing and magnificent
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith October 29, 2015
Great shot! Congratulations on People's Choice!
JulieFuller
 
JulieFuller November 09, 2015
This is amazing!!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 November 14, 2015
This is freaking amazing!!
shaahin PRO
 
shaahin November 16, 2015
This picture is amazing,...everything looks perfect,. Timing, Focus,.. Composition,....Background,...Weather,...Light,...
and I think the bird has found you delicious.
He has locked on you and is coming for you.
windycorduroy PRO
 
windycorduroy December 04, 2015
Beautiful image!!!
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater December 28, 2015
WOW, Awesome capture
Azmedaj
 
Azmedaj December 29, 2015
Stunning!
joeKilanowski
 
joeKilanowski December 29, 2015
Beautiful!!
johnallsopp
 
johnallsopp December 29, 2015
Absolutely superb
newleafpics PRO+
 
newleafpics December 29, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous capture! Perfect composition
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography December 30, 2015
great!
bobbyfitzmayer
 
bobbyfitzmayer December 31, 2015
Absolutely AMAZING!
poddy46
 
poddy46 January 02, 2016
Great capture and superbe shot, congrats
kennethstorey PRO+
 
kennethstorey January 03, 2016
Wonderful capture.
carrie00813 PRO
 
carrie00813 January 06, 2016
I never get tired of looking at this photo! Beautiful to say the least!
BarbaraChichester PRO+
 
BarbaraChichester January 07, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
BarbaraChichester PRO+
 
BarbaraChichester January 07, 2016
Fabulous capture!
phoebeli PRO
 
phoebeli January 07, 2016
Wow~~~unbelievable
hawkeyadrien
 
hawkeyadrien January 07, 2016
Wow!! That is such a cool Shot..
Talk about capture! Just breathtaking.
kenlaw
 
kenlaw January 14, 2016
What a fantastic image.
suemoses
 
suemoses January 16, 2016
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suemoses
 
suemoses January 16, 2016
What a beautiful capture
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 18, 2016
Congrats on all the awards! Magnificent!
nicolabeyfus PRO+
 
nicolabeyfus January 19, 2016
Fantastic shot. Well done!!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 19, 2016
Amazing capture! Congrats.
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith January 19, 2016
Great shot! Congratulations on winning the Challenge! Very well deserved!
FlyingScot PRO+
 
FlyingScot January 23, 2016
What a shot,as said, great timing and focus
jimpainter
 
jimpainter January 30, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
MichaelW37
 
MichaelW37 February 01, 2016
Outstanding photo!
laurielong
 
laurielong February 02, 2016
I love this capture. I see something new every time I come back to it. I love this! I think I've seen it before ViewBug. Was this in a magazine?
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq February 04, 2016
Wondeful, wonderful!!!
kimains
 
kimains February 09, 2016
Exceptional work, beautiful shot.
juddmalvern
 
juddmalvern February 13, 2016
Ace!
andrewwayne_6400
 
andrewwayne_6400 March 18, 2016
This is THE perfect image.
The composition and subject is spot on.
Bravo on such a fantastic piece of art!
Bessieyoungphotography PRO
 
Bessieyoungphotography April 08, 2016
How did you get this? Absolutely stunning!
18ricco PRO+
 
18ricco May 07, 2016
AMAZING SHOT LOVE THE PHOTO N YOUR TIMING TRULY AN AMAZING GRASB!!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!
DanielParent
DanielParent August 24, 2016
Thank you very much for taking the time to view some of my images...Cheers indeed!
oliviagalls Premium
 
oliviagalls November 13, 2016
Gorgeous
DanielParent
DanielParent November 13, 2016
Thank you very much Olivia
modelmeemaw Premium
 
modelmeemaw November 26, 2016
Amazing capture!
DanielParent
DanielParent November 27, 2016
Thank you very much modelmeemaw
photosbyliesa
 
photosbyliesa November 26, 2016
This is absolutely incredible! Great shot! :)
DanielParent
DanielParent November 27, 2016
Thank you very much photosbyliesa
keithns12 PRO
 
keithns12 November 27, 2016
Just incredible!
DanielParent
DanielParent November 27, 2016
Thank you very much keithns12
nanspring
 
nanspring November 27, 2016
Love the wingspan, beautiful photo
DanielParent
DanielParent November 28, 2016
Thank you nanspring
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS November 27, 2016
Amazing shot, just stunning
DanielParent
DanielParent November 28, 2016
Thank you LaurieS
michaeleastwood
 
michaeleastwood November 28, 2016
Love Owls don't see much around us, thanks for this amazing capture
DanielParent
DanielParent November 28, 2016
Thanks Michael; we get snowy owls in the area most every year but great grey owls only show up every 3 to 7 years; I had waited 5 years to get an opportunity
ricrog PRO+
 
ricrog December 10, 2016
Perfectly positioned right above the post! Awesome Photo.
danalouwho
 
danalouwho March 11, 2017
Love this
richardmorgan_7225 Premium
 
richardmorgan_7225 March 16, 2017
Excellent difficult capture. Thank you for sharing.
Tonyhicks16
 
Tonyhicks16 March 18, 2017
Stunning image. Perfect timing
Harleyfan
 
Harleyfan March 20, 2017
Very well done! This image! Just fabulous! Love!
andydowlingmckittrick
 
andydowlingmckittrick March 20, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole April 23, 2017
Wow...this is gorgeous!!!! Love those eyes!!! Congrats on being a contest finalist!!!
: )
johnosgood
 
johnosgood June 26, 2017
Awesome shot
annbrodie
 
annbrodie October 17, 2017
Fantastic!
btall
 
btall April 11, 2018
Very cool
kimberlyjohnsonbenge PRO
 
kimberlyjohnsonbenge April 21, 2018
Absolutely magnificent! Love it!
catchnrelease PRO+
 
catchnrelease September 21, 2018
Great capture.
justkim1106 PRO+
 
justkim1106 September 30, 2018
Some kind of wonderful photography!
kevinsutton
 
kevinsutton November 06, 2018
This is one fantastic shot right place right time he can even see the snow Kickin up off the post
kedardhepe
 
kedardhepe December 13, 2018
Wow
dixiepaschal
 
dixiepaschal Feb 26
No words can express the emotion brought by this capture. I’m mesmerized by its Glory. Congratulations are well deserved for you.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in a rural setting in Gatineau Quebec
Time
The was taken in low light on an overcast day providing for even lighting although challenging circumstances given the required ISO and shutter speed to capture this in flight image
Lighting
It was late afternoon in low light providing for the aforementioned challenges
Equipment
I was using a Gitzo 3 series tripod; a Nikon D3S Camera and a Nikon 400 mm F 2.8 lens, no flash
Inspiration
This is the type of image I had conjured up in my minds eye of a great grey owl in an iconic type shot; I was fortunate enough to photograph the owl in snow allowing for the image
Editing
I shoot in RAW and as such do post processing on all my images; this typically includes adjusting the exposure and other capture parameters such as white balance, pre sharpening. I then enhance the image with sharpening, cropping and any other post processing required to capture the essence of the image
In my camera bag
I normally bring a wide variety of gear that includes Nikon camera bodies (full frame and crop sensor cameras) Nikon lenses ranging from 14 mm to 600 mm (primes and telephotos) as well as Gitzo tripods.
Feedback
I generally like to shoot in what most would consider bad weather. It is more challenging but also more rewarding; at least for me. In this case, large puffy snow was essential to capturing this type of image. Given the low light conditions, so was a fast lens and a good high ISO camera.

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