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Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)



Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)
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AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 27, 2014
Fabulous shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
Barniegoog
 
Barniegoog December 27, 2014
Great focus and clarity, wonderful capture.
iceman2
 
iceman2 December 27, 2014
Excellent clarity in this beautiful capture.Congrats!
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chuckrickman December 27, 2014
Beautiful shot. Congrats on being featured.
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Chris_Gibbs_Photography December 27, 2014
Congratulations! Great photo!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 December 27, 2014
Gorgeous shot... Congrats! ")
fila4
 
fila4 December 27, 2014
Magnificent!
Bonnie_D PRO
 
Bonnie_D December 27, 2014
wonderful shot
oldladyf
 
oldladyf December 27, 2014
Beautiful!
bethansawo
 
bethansawo December 27, 2014
Fantastic, really beautiful, congratulations.
abdulmagidalglidphotograph
 
abdulmagidalglidphotograph December 27, 2014
very nice shot Beautiful !!!!
wolflady
 
wolflady December 27, 2014
Beautiful!
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Cbries December 27, 2014
fantastic capture and composition! congrats!!
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leckie45 December 28, 2014
A Fantastic shot ... Love it ...
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claumerlinphotoshopera December 30, 2014
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
mixaliskalogerakis
 
mixaliskalogerakis January 02, 2015
nice shot
geoffclark
 
geoffclark January 05, 2015
Great work
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Tkay February 07, 2015
Awesome shot!! Congrats on the feature!
OutOfTheWild
 
OutOfTheWild February 26, 2015
Stunning shot :)
Edyta_Pelc
 
Edyta_Pelc April 11, 2015
so sharp,a beautiful image indeed
TamiJenkins PRO
 
TamiJenkins April 18, 2015
Beautiful shot and a magnificent owl
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair June 23, 2015
Pretty!
CherylG
 
CherylG August 26, 2015
So beautiful!!! Love this!!! Congratulations!!!
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laurenkaymyers December 09, 2015
I love owls and I love this shot.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image of the Great Grey Owl was taken off of Hwy 68 west of Calgary early one summer morning
Time
Usually found in the area around 10AM this young owl was out early around 07:00
Lighting
Lear to use your camera's histogram, better to slightly over expose rather than underexpose.
Equipment
Canoin 7D II with a Canon EF 500 F/4L using a Gitzo CF Tripod and a Wimberley head ISO 100
Inspiration
When I am out looking for wildlife to photograph, its always exciting to find something unexpected as was the case with this GGO,only the second time I found one along this part of the highway!
Editing
Basically as is off the camera but since I always use Camera Raw there is the standard PS adjustments
In my camera bag
I always carry my Canon Bodies, 7D II and 5DIII, Canon macro lenses along with my 70-200 F/ 2.8L , 1.4 teleconverters that I use with the 500mm lense, Gitzo tripod and Wimberley 200 head dependingon what I expect to find sometimes two Canon flashes, and more recently I have added a NikonD500 with their 28-300 lense for scenics
Feedback
USE Common sense when approaching any wildlife, approach slowly as not to spook your subject, learn what to look for should they decide to move, present your Camera settings, for me a tripod is a necessity as I am no longer able to hand hold most of the time, above all, do NOT attempt to approach too close! Take the time to research your targeted subject.

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