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DesireedeLeeuw

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29 Comments | Report
Etna PRO+
 
Etna January 01, 2014
Nice shot
Photoswest
 
Photoswest January 01, 2014
Awesome
fila4
 
fila4 January 01, 2014
Beautiful catch!
photosue50
 
photosue50 January 01, 2014
Wow, amazing shot!!
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw January 02, 2014
Wow , looking right at you !
brentmorris
 
brentmorris January 27, 2014
Wonderful timing
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph February 16, 2014
Wonderful capture.
Thimbee
 
Thimbee April 04, 2014
Great capture
kathleenweetman Platinum
 
kathleenweetman May 19, 2014
My favourite subject....wonderful capture.....voted
lcarlson Platinum
 
lcarlson November 02, 2014
Magnificent!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel November 19, 2014
Terrific shot,
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz November 26, 2014
Stunning! Congratulations.:)
Michael_Shake
 
Michael_Shake November 26, 2014
Incredible shot!
sebastianmuglia Platinum
 
sebastianmuglia November 27, 2014
You shooter, but still flying! Goody!
pethomas1223
 
pethomas1223 November 29, 2014
Absolutely amazing capture!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 02, 2014
Amazing capture! Congrats.
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS December 03, 2014
wow,thats one of a kind,,very artistic too,nice work,kool
rgood1153
 
rgood1153 December 08, 2014
Beautiful!
Dunner
 
Dunner December 08, 2014
Congratulations! Truly stunning capture. Frozen in flight. Great work.
carlosramos
 
carlosramos March 04, 2015
Spectacular capture, congratulations !
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer March 04, 2015
Congratulations on Finalist in the Two Wings contest! Fantastic shot.
millskelsey123
 
millskelsey123 June 11, 2015
Stunning! Voted #1 on this one :)
ntgreen
 
ntgreen June 12, 2015
Fantastic image ... what a look!!! What a catch!!!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 June 19, 2015
Gorgeous shot, wonderful colors and detail. Definitely a case of the right time and place! Congratulations on being a finalist!
justincardoza
 
justincardoza February 15, 2016
It's Hedwig! :-)
Beautiful shot. I like how perfectly the motion is frozen.
jeffgauthier
 
jeffgauthier January 24, 2017
WOW! So awesome looking back at you! Great timing!!
Jtm733 Platinum
 
Jtm733 November 12, 2018
Brilliant!
RickL PRO+
 
RickL November 21, 2019
This is by far the most perfect photography
williamalexanderkazmarck
 
A true master you are .. magnificent
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Behind The Lens

Location
Island Beach State Park, NJ
Time
Somewhere in the middle of the day...
Lighting
all natural light...it was a nice, clear, sunny day
Equipment
Nikon D300, 70-300m lens...no flash
Inspiration
I had heard that the snowy owls had been spotted in the area... this day was my third attempt to try and see one... after spending (hours) in and out of the bitter cold, on the verge of giving up, I spotted this beauty in the distance...
Editing
minimal tweaking in lightroom and a little cropping...
In my camera bag
It depends on where I'm going and what I think I'll be seeing or photographing.. but my lenses range from 16mm to 500mm...
Feedback
patience, patience, and more patience.... (and dress warm!)

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