Sleepy Snowy

sleepy snowyFriends, Jim and i went to Duluth on a very bright day and found the Snowy Owl sitting on the snow high above us, he posed but would not open his eyes.  The eye shape was probably the inspiration for snow goggles worn in the northland to minimize the snow reflections on a bright day.  Just a horizontal slit in a piece of leather served to diminish the amount of light that enters the eye.  We had to follow a snowmobile track and fell into thigh high snow when stepping off the track, but we got out where we could photograph without the sun directly behind the owl.  The telephoto did the rest to get us close enough, this image is also cropped greatly.  Snowing today but we will return on another day.  til Tomorrow MJ

 

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Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on February 13, 2014, in Birds, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice “capture” – I like your use of framing.

  2. Amazing considering all the snow.

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