Earlier in February,on a Sunday afternoon,I got a call from my son,telling me about this pure white Snowy Owl he had seen.Since the owl was not too far from my home,he figured I might want to drive out and get some pictures.He was absolutely right about that.I headed out and before long I spotted the owl,just as white as white could be.Unfortunately,this owl was not in a photogenic mood and took off before I had a change to get even one shot.
Since I was already out and about,I decided to take the long way home,on the chance that I might see something of interest. Good thing I made that choice.
I came upon another,almost pure white Snowy Owl. The beautiful male didn't mind have his picture taken time and again.
I always wish that these birds would have the decency to sit on top of the insulators,so I wouldn't have to contend with the wires.Oh well,I was just happy to have a cooperative bird,on this lovely,blue sky kind of day.
With some careful editing,I was able to remove the offensive wire.I know that the critics will not like the editing and I'm not sure I like it either,but at least I have one picture without the wire.
The first two photos were taken with the Olympus OM-D EM 1 and a 300mm lens.
I then switched to my Canon SX50,which actually has a more powerful zoom and took this image.
After allowing me numerous shots,he had enough of me and flew to the next pole.I was able to capture a couple of images just before he landed.
When this bird was sitting,he looked pure white,but here you can see a few darker spots on the wings.
After taking this picture,I decided that it was best to let him do his hunting in peace.I drove home,quite contented and happy that I had gone out looking for Snowy Owls.
Bird photography is not always successful,but on this day I was satisfied with the results.