Snowy owls aloft in the blue sky
A sky free of clouds and a polarizer filter allowed for rich blue sky backgrounds for the flight shots I was able to take from morning through to noon last weekend. South of Irricana, along Highway 567, there were five owls that I saw. I was able to have eight separate encounters with these owls as I drove between their respective territories.
It was pretty cold, -20°C, so waiting for each of the launches was a bit numbing. But I like the set of images and the fingers did warm up later in the day.
With the mild winter, that day excepted, that we have enjoyed so far, I have no idea how long the Snowy owl population will stay before they head north to their breeding grounds. While they are here, it is great fun to be able to spend some time watching and photographing these most beautiful of birds.
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This entry was posted on February 27, 2015 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Alberta, Nature, Owls, Turtle, Wildlife and was tagged with alberta, BIF, birds, blue sky, Bubo scandiacus, Canada, flight, flying, nature, owls, raptors, Snowy owl, wildlife.
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Ohhh, so Beautiful!
February 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm
February 27, 2015 at 5:08 pm
Gorgeous birds and great shots
February 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm
February 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm