Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Snowy Day

The following are all taken by Ruth within the last two weeks.
This Pileated Woodpecker was feeding right along side the street in town.
I took many pictures but this probably the best one.
Our Snowy day happened on February 8.
No we did not see a single snow flake.
On a drive into Winnipeg we found this one Snowy Owl.
He allowed us to take many shots before taking off. I managed to capture the take-off,and was so excited when I saw the pictures. The above scene was what we saw at first.I think he is a beauty. Take time to enjoy God's created world.

28 comments:

Craig Glenn said...

Just beautiful Ruth. such an awesome bird to see.


Craig

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Oh, my goodness Ruth! Those are two of my favorite birds. The Snowy in motion is tremendous!!!

Shelley said...

Both are breathtaking! I love the shot of the snowy owl flying with his legs down - like a plane readying for a landing!

Carolyn said...

I love the snowy owl photos.There are some here on the island now but I haven't seen any yet.
Carolyn

George said...

The pictures of the snowy owl are tremendous. It is such a majestic bird. Thanks for sharing with us.

Becky said...

Oh my Ruth. These are awesome pictures! I've seen a Pileated woodpecker several times here, but have never been lucky enough to take a picture, and that Snowy Owl is just marvelous. Such a elegant creature! I've never seen one of these either. Thanks for the great pictures.
I have a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS, and use the macro setting. I've had this camera since May of last year, and really like it. My favorite are closeup shots.

Ruth said...

Great pictures! I was close to Pileated Woodpeckers this weekend but the light was not good for clear shots. The Snowy Owl flying is super!

jalynn01 said...

What great captures of the snowy. I would have given anything if the snowy I was watching would have moved up onto a pole!!!You got that lift-off perfectly. wow! and of course love the pileated. Nice job Ruth.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Ruth, I'd absolutely love to see a Snowy Owl someday. They are so gorgeous. I love the Pileated also--but I have plenty of them around...

Send a Snowy this way .. Okay???
Hugs,
Betsy

Christy said...

Beautiful shots. The snowy owl is gorgeous. I have only ever seen one and it was in captivity. It was injured and unable to be released back into the wild but it was beautiful none the same.

Kim said...

What fantastic birds you were able to capture. I have been searching for a pileated woodpecker for over two months now. Lovely

Karin said...

Love your blog with all its wonderful pictures! What a feast for the eyes! I came by way of Betsy's blog!

Barbie ♥ said...

Oh Ruth!!! You lucky duck!!! How absolutely beautiful that snowy owl is and you got FANTASTIC pictures!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!! Your pileated is great too!

Walker said...

Really nice, beautiful to look at. Thanks so much.

Jessica said...

Wow.... what I wouldn't give to see a snowy owl. Beautiful photos that you got! I overheard someone at church last week talk about seeing a snowy owl in our area recently. I'm going to talk to him Sunday and find out where he saw him. Maybe I'll have my chance.

Jessica said...

Wow.... what I wouldn't give to see a snowy owl. Beautiful photos that you got! I overheard someone at church last week talk about seeing a snowy owl in our area recently. I'm going to talk to him Sunday and find out where he saw him. Maybe I'll have my chance.

Jayne said...

Oh Ruth, he is magnificent! That in flight photo is amazing. :c)

Michele said...

Fantastic photos... very special to capture the Snowy Owl... he is as beautiful as everyone says!

Hugs♥

Naturegirl said...

My word! Ruth that snowy owl is gorgeous! What a treat to see one! WOW!

Peggy said...

I'm so happy you were able to capture such elusive birds! The snowy is my favorite, and the takeoff photos were awesome!

Nick S said...

Congrats on the Pileated Ruth. :-)

get in here said...

So, so beautiful. Wonderful images.

Mary said...

That Snowy Owl is just fantastic! They are on my "most want to see list"! Beautiful! What a fortunate sighting for you! Your roses header is very beautiful, also.

Tina said...

I am still in awe of your pictures of that snowy..what absolutely wonderful captures..excellent timing. I have never seen one and being able to enlarge your photos to see him was sooo nice. Such a beautiful bird! Thanks so much for sharing the woodpecker and this great snowy!!

Dorothy said...

Wonderful photos! I've never seen these owls.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: I thought that I commented on this neat capture of the owl. It is outstanding.

Gardener's Garden said...

I've never seen a Snowy Owl and your turned out fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing.

Leedra said...

I have to say I am really enjoying catching up on your blog and what you have been posting while I was gone. I love this Snowy.

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