Great Gray Owl

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Category: Wildlife

Author: Melanson Jody

Gallery: Single Photos

Published:
Tuesday 14th of November 2006 02:52:13 PM

Comments

Giangiorgio Crisponi
spettacolare!! bravo Jody, ciao Giangiorgio

Baldur Tryggvason
No Questions I have no questions Jody, only awe. That is on of the best owl shots I've ever seen. Nothing about it looks out of place, it all fits. SO WELL DONE!!! Congratulations!! Best, Baldur

Mark Robson
Superb capture Jody, well done.

Technike Technike
E C C E Z Z I O N A L E !

William McCarey
Interesting, but... Hmmm, while this has a nice surreal poster quality to it, there are some curious discrepancies... why is the vole's shadow black and the owl's gray? Even at the same comparative distance from the body. What happened to the vole's footprints? And how did the owl make that landing and not disturb the snow? Anyway, I think your portfolio is magnificent and you definitely set the bar for us beginners.

Louis Blair
Superb.Great timing,light and composition. Bravo

Paal Wiik Andersen
The strongest survives, great picture.

Denis Lauzon
Simply amazing Very nice shot, perfect timing. Question: Where did you take this picture (city), how far were you ? . Thanks, very nice portfolio, I'll keep visiting DL

Dan Walters
Great action shot!

David Morgan
7/7 There is only 1 rating for this shot and I 've given it. I don't suppose you will ever get a better shot than this again....but you might as well keep trying because on the evidence of your portfolio you are an extremely talented photographer. I would expect to see this photo in wildlife magazines and competitions.

Rafik Kamel
Great capture Hi jody, this is an amazing capture, i like it a lot, timing and asthetics are superb. i dont think there is much to be said here. congratulations, RK!

Kurt Kramer
Jody, On the issue of gray shadow for the owl, I wonder if it is because the shadow is so much farther from the object, the owl, casting it. So more light, reflecting from the snow, fills the shadow, lightening it. With the mouse or vole, the shadow is an inch from its source, therefore it remains more distinct. Regardless of these questions - WOW!

Dick Yowell
I saw your Harrier shot first, but this one is dynamite! Put it on the wall!!!

Les Berkley
I sympathize with William McC. This shot is so good, I feel a similar desire to find fault, only there isn't any. This is wonderful, can't say any more.

Biswajit Pandey
Great capture.

Stanisa Martinovic
Ars avis longa. Vale, S.M.

Ivan Colman
Fantastic capture

Stephan Brauchli
Excellent!! congrats

Wendy de Kok
^o^ Beautyful action shot Jody! I love it, very well done.

Edward Ness
Incredible shot! I love it!

Lincoln Griffith
Wonderful!!! What impeccable timing!!!

Jody Melanson
Interesting, but... William McCarey Photo.net Patron, November 14, 2006; 02:42 P.M. Hmmm, while this has a nice surreal poster quality to it, there are some curious discrepancies... why is the vole's shadow black and the owl's gray? Even at the same comparative distance from the body. What happened to the vole's footprints? And how did the owl make that landing and not disturb the snow? Anyway, I think your portfolio is magnificent and you definitely set the bar for us beginners. Well William, I would guess the Vole has a darker shadow because he is not semi-translucent like the Owl's wings would be thus allowing more light through? The Vole's footprints were not visible on the snow. Beats me why. I don't understand what you mean by the Owl landing and not disturbing the snow? He is in flight in this shot. He is about to grab the Vole in flight and then continue flying off. This was shot about 1/25th of a second before he hit the Vole. He never actually hit the ground when grabbing this snack. Thanks for the kind words about my portfolio and glad you enjoyed the images. :)

Jody Melanson
Thanks everyone. I was so excited getting this image, I was literally shaking with excitement. :)

Gbubemi Amas
Hey Jady Captivating

hugo tuffen
this is extraordinarily good and you are more than entitled to be a little excited! i'd say a potential competition-winner....stunning.

Bill Garber
Awesome! Great capture!

Miguel Angel de Arriba Cuadrado
7/7 Impressive!

Stephen Penland
This is one of the most incredible captures that I've ever seen....your split-second timing to get this is amazing. A fraction of a second on either side would have missed it. FWIW, I'm a wildlife biologist, and I would consider this shot to be a crowning achievement in a career of photographing wildlife.

Michael Moeller
Shadows Jody, I agree with Kurt. There seems to be some reflection of light off the snow on to the wings, then deflected back into the shadow area, lightening it some. Combined with the higher distance off the snow of the owl, and the translucency of the wings, it's not hard to imagine that shadow appearing lighter. As for the footprints, given the intensity of the white snow, the fact that the little rodent is very light, therefore not likely to leave deep footprints that might cast a shadow, and the relatively high angle of the sun (judging by the shadow on the owl) it doesn't seem unreasonable that any footprints wouldn't show. I can only imagine the anticipation and then excitement of a shot like this. It's stunning. I especially like the intensity in the eyes of the owl, locked on like lasers. Simply spectacular. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Zacarias Mata
Congrats.

Michael K
Award-winning photograph Hats off to you sir. Priceless capture.

Jana Vanourkova
Fantastic ! cheers Jana

Carl Worthington
Superb!!!!!

AmirAli Sharifi
oh ! just the summation of all of the critiquers said ! :D

Peter Sennhauser
perfect If I've ever seen a perfect shot, this is it.

Jody Melanson
Great Gray Owl about to grab a Vole. Got this GGO this past winter.

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