A Snowy owl against the evening sky

Langdon Snowies - © Christopher Martin-0591

Canon 5DIII camera + 500mm f/4 lens: 1/640 seconds at f/4 on ISO 3200

I spotted this Snowy owl perched on this oil and gas installation east of Langdon.  She was about a kilometre off the road so I parked, grabbed my gear and headed over.  She was scanning to the east while I approached from the west side.  As I walked she kept an eye on my, swivelling her neck to watch me infrequently.  From a hundred metres away, with colour brushing into the sky as the sun set, I stopped to compose this photograph.  I love these birds and I love sunsets – these seemed to be interesting juxtapositions to the storage tank she was perched on.

 

 

20 responses

  1. meravigliosa

    May 8, 2016 at 3:06 am

  2. Very Nice Photos hahaha

    March 17, 2016 at 10:15 pm

  3. Very Nice Shot, Good For You

    March 17, 2016 at 9:22 pm

  4. Nature’s colours are amazing..

    March 9, 2016 at 6:14 am

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  6. Beautiful shots!

    February 5, 2016 at 12:37 pm

  7. thehipsterimposter

    Absolutely beautiful

    February 4, 2016 at 5:41 am

  8. Incredible.

    February 2, 2016 at 7:04 pm

  9. jack griffis

    God gave you a very special gift, Christopher! I’ll join you in thanking Him! And, thank you for sharing it!!! Jack Griffis Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:40:46 +0000 To: jacklgriffis@hotmail.com

    February 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm

  10. Absolutely stunning, I could look at this for hours!

    February 2, 2016 at 4:03 am

  11. What a fantastic image, Christopher. Such beauty!

    February 1, 2016 at 10:02 pm

  12. What a marvelous and majestic owl and the shades of sky increase its beauty.

    February 1, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  13. leahhartcreativwriter

    All I can say is WOW! 🙂 Really enjoying your blog, Christopher! Been following you for a bit. 🙂

    You might enjoy my blog, too! I know some of my author friends would love to buy your photography for book covers. 🙂 Here’s my site in case you want to follow. http://www.creativwriter.com Keep up the great work!

    February 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm

  14. Hillechien

    Stunning picture of this beautiful animal

    February 1, 2016 at 11:58 am

  15. Nature has some wonderful things to show us.

    February 1, 2016 at 11:33 am

  16. Magnificent Photography!! 🙂 🙂

    February 1, 2016 at 11:18 am

  17. Breathtaking.

    February 1, 2016 at 10:49 am

  18. So beautiful. I would love to see a snowy owl in person some time.

    February 1, 2016 at 10:46 am

    • Mar

      Me too!

      February 1, 2016 at 11:08 am

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