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Snowy Stare
Snowy Stare
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon MF 105mm f/2.5 AIS
Location: VINS Quechee Vermont
Date: Nov 8, 2008
ISO: 400
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

Taken during the photoshoot I had in November that netted me the Owl and Eagle ribbon winners. This is the best 'standard' stare shot I got of the Snowy Owl at VINS. For those wondering, this owl is not stuffed...

Shot using my 105mm MF lens - easily the sharpest lens I have in my bag.


Statistics
Place: 29 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.7202
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 6.7243
Avg (non-participants): 6.7069
Views since voting: 2152
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 243
Comments: 33
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/28/2009 10:45:59 AM
wow! beautiful capture... i like very much the eyes and the sharpness of this great photograph... compliments!
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01/28/2009 10:42:03 AM
I gave this one a 10 during voting, I just love it!
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01/26/2009 09:06:56 AM
That's one intense stare! Owls can give really good shots like this, and you're very good at capturing them.
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01/24/2009 09:03:29 AM
WOW- I'm hypnotized ! You do the Snowy justice , Peter :)
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01/23/2009 05:34:15 PM
I gave this an 8. Nice composition and clarity. Liked the simple colors as well.
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01/23/2009 02:54:09 PM
Whoooooo!! Great finish.
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01/23/2009 01:20:48 PM
Wonderful finish in such an amazing challenge, very well deserved!
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01/23/2009 08:00:13 AM
Wow Peter,I thought this one could be yours! Congrats on the awesome photo and excellent placement in the Best of challenge. Magnificent.
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01/23/2009 01:04:41 AM
Originally posted by SoulMan1978:

Andi, my good man, is that you? :-)


Whooops, turned out I was wrong lol. Congrats on a great finish nonetheless.
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01/23/2009 12:35:41 AM
well Pete, she's still my favorite little white snowy..
next time you go to VINS let me know I'd love to meet up

Nice finish too btw!!
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01/23/2009 12:17:38 AM
I told you!! Nice shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 11:13:52 PM
Excellent focus, it's looking straight into the camera. One of my high score. Good luck.
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01/22/2009 08:42:17 PM
Beautiful bird. Very sharp, I love the detail and sharpness on the eyes.
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01/22/2009 07:35:31 PM
beautiful!
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01/22/2009 07:35:25 AM
Superb detail and clarity. Lovely capture of this owl. There was one a while back as well ( Maybe it was yours) and that was one of the best I had ever seen. This one comes very close though and I don't have any hesitation in giving it a 9
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01/21/2009 08:48:38 AM
Amazing shot, love the colors.
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01/20/2009 05:20:28 PM
Excellent! Not much more to say. I love owls, and this is a good one.
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01/20/2009 01:23:51 AM
Awesome shot. How about those eyes, amazing!
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01/19/2009 04:10:15 PM
A beautiful capture
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01/19/2009 10:05:26 AM
Great photo!
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01/19/2009 07:59:52 AM
Gorgeous shot, clearly a winner
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01/18/2009 05:58:02 PM
Gorgeous detail captured, wonderful eye contact and the stare does look intimidating.
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01/18/2009 06:54:14 AM
Andi, my good man, is that you? :-)
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01/17/2009 03:54:56 PM
great exposure, this could easily be over exposed, great focus on the eyes, I like the dark background
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01/17/2009 10:55:56 AM
once again...a really beautiful shot/bird
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01/16/2009 11:31:40 PM
Cutie. 7
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01/16/2009 11:14:56 PM
nice eye contact, the whites are nicely captured, Good luck hope the image gets the score it deserves and not b penalized for being too common , 9
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01/16/2009 08:38:56 PM
Terrific focus and detail without it being over sharp. 7
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01/16/2009 06:35:05 PM
always popular at dpc...I love the crips detail
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01/16/2009 02:56:37 PM
How stunning. I LOVE owls!!!! And this is a fabulous capture. A touch overblown around the eyes, but great detail on beak feathers!
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01/16/2009 12:13:29 PM
Quite a gaze, beautiful eyes.
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01/16/2009 11:11:47 AM
So glad you got those beautiful eyes beautifully focused :)
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01/16/2009 12:27:52 AM
PERFECT.......
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