<< Previous Next >>

100th post

100th post
Información de la foto
Copyright: Helene Provencher (chouette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 834] (3024)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-03-08
Categorías: Birds
Cámara: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposición: f/7.1, 1/2500 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, Milestones, Birds in Flight, Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2007-03-28 22:54
Vista: 8011
Favoritos: 7 [Ver]
Puntos: 80
[Normas para las notas] Notas del fotógrafo
Hello TN friends!
I just realised that I reached my 100th post today on TN! What a better way to celebrate it than with the Chouette bird!

Since I discovered TN, I learned a lot by reading your comments and by looking at your photos. I feel that I have improve a lot my photoskills. I'm so happy that I found some people who have the same passion than mine! I also found it very motivating to do better photography. Thanks to everyone who takes time to look at my work and write some comments. I appreciate it very much. Long way to Treknature!

I took this photo just before sunset. Other captures of Snowy Owl taken the same day: Flying North, Like an angel.

I hope you like it!
Thanks for viewing and comments

Description: The Snowy Owl is a large, diurnal white Owl that has a rounded head, yellow eyes and black bill. The feet are heavily feathered. A distinctive white Owl, their overall plumage is variably barred or speckled with thin, black, horizontal bars or spots. Females and juveniles are more heavily marked than males - adult males may be almost pure white, although they have up to three tail bands. Adult females are distinctly barred throughout, and have from four to six tail bands. Immatures are very heavily barred throughout, and dark spotting may codominate or dominate the overall plumage. Intensity of dark spotting varies with the sex of the immatures, females being the darkest. Juveniles are uniformly brown with scattered white tips of down.

Size: Length 20-27 inches average female 26 inches, male 23 inches
Wingspan 54-65 inches
Weight 40-70 oz average female 60 oz, male 57oz

Habits: Snowy Owls are active during the daytime, from dawn to dusk. They have a direct, strong, and steady flight with deliberate, powerful downstrokes and quick upstrokes. They make short flights, close to the ground, from perch to perch, and usually perches on the ground or a low post. During hot weather, they can thermoregulate by panting and spreading their wings. Snowy Owls are very aggressive when defending their nest.

Habitat: The Snowy Owl is a bird of Arctic tundra or open grasslands and fields. They rarely venture into forested areas. During southward movements they appear along lakeshores, marine coastlines, marshes, and even roost on buildings in cities and towns. In the Arctic, they normally roost on pingaluks (rises in the tundra) and breed from low valley floors up to mountain slopes and plateaus over 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) in elevation. When wintering in the Arctic, they frequent wind-swept tundra with little snow or ice accumulation. At more southern latitudes they typically frequents agricultural areas.

Speed: 1/2500
F-stop: f/7.1
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 300mm
Hand held

Adanac, greenpinkorange, marieproue, timonejoon, pauljk, GLEM, cicindela, fartash, thor68, MMM, Raptorman, mirceax, scottevers7, saeedabbasi, aido, glazzaro, izler, takos1, pierrefonds, gringalissime, dalmatinac, Alex99 ha puntuado esta nota como útil.
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Añadir Critique [Normas para las críticas] 
Sólo los miembros registrados de TrekEarth pueden escribir críticas.
Secuencias en los foros
Tienes que estar registrado para comenzar una discusión.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-28 22:56]

Hello Helene

Congratulations on your 100th post.You offer up a superb image.The composition is beautiful,well focused with excellent detail.Near perfection.TFS


  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-28 23:05]

Hello Helene,
Congratulations on your 100th posting, and a superb capture it is. An all around excellent image with great camera work. Thanks for your fine work Helene.

Magnifique quel bel oiseau et surtout quelle belle prise de vue en vol, avec tout ce blanc, cette neige.

This is perfect in everyway Helene. Both plumage and snow have perfect lighting and shows excellent detail in this beautiful snow owl. This looks like the same place where Christian took his pictures. TFS :)

hi helene,
accept my heartiest congratulation for your 100th post, nicely composed shot with fine pov, the white shades in this shot look very nice, you have managed the exposure very well,
tfs & regards

Congr on your 100th.
Excellent as usual...


Superb flying shot of this beautiful bird in a natural habitat.... and a great 100th post.

Hi Helene
congrats on your 100th post. With very intresting shot. it is one of my wishes to take picture like this. i still learning from te. there is a long way in front of me.


Hi Helene,
Congats on the 100th post. And what a post it is. This is a "WOW!" shot. Tachnically very hard to find issues....actualy impossible. Your camera work is top class and the timing perfect. I'd love to get the opportunity to make an image like this one.

  • Great 
  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-29 2:54]

hi Hélène,
fantastique prise de vue, l'hormonie de la couleur est parfait, seul les yeux nous permettent de la distinguer du reste de l'image. Très haute qualité graphique, bravo.


Hello Helene
Congratulation for 100th post,
Wonderful shot of this snowy owl,
Fantastic compo and contrasting,

Good Luck

*Happy 100!*, helene! :-)
amazing and beautiful shot for the celebration - a snow owl inflight. wow! perfectly frozen action, with terrific sharpness
on the bird and well composed giving it enough space on the right to fly to.
superb job & take care, thorsten.

Hello Helene!
Fantastic picture with great details and perfect POV!
My congratulation because of this beauty 100th presentation on TN! :)
And of course I am waiting for the next 100 pictues ;>
Greetings from Lodz,

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1330] (10711)
  • [2007-03-29 5:06]

Hi Helene,

Congratulations! I hope the next 100 postings are as good as they are so far. This last posting is superb. I like the magic yellow eye of the Snowy Owl.


wow, this is amazing, TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-03-29 7:20]

wow! white on white! fantastic. perfect exposure, focus, details. congratulations. tfs

  • Great 
  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-03-29 7:31]

Bonjour Hélène,

Quelle MAGNIFIQUE photo ... elle mérite bien d'être la 100e ... pour couronner la qualité des 99 précédentes. Un immense BRAVO pour la qualité de cette 100e un sujet magnifique, une pose incroyable, les détails sont tous parfaits, la prise de vue, l'action enfin bref ... une photo parfaite. Merci de la partager !

Congratulations on your 100th post, Helene!
Really nice shot of this beauty.

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-29 8:58]

Bonjour Helene
Félécitation pour cette image .Magnifique photo en vol.Netteé couleurs et PFC impeccable.J'espere avoir l'occasion un jour de prendre une photo de cette qualité.
Bravo Michel

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2007-03-29 11:07]

Hello Helene,
What a great 100th post. Absolutely fabulous!
Give us another 100 of these.

Helene , congratulations for your 100 , this photo super , like a dream picture of this magnificient bird .

Bonjour Helene,
Magnifique 100 image, clarté, couleurs et composition!
Felicitation pour ton portfolio, c'est super!!


Hi Helene,
That is an awesome in-flight shot on the Snowy Owl. Perfect exposure. The colors and detail in this shot are superb. The overall composition and framing are flawless. Congratulations on your 100th post, It is well worth a hundread points!

  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2007-03-29 23:49]

Hi Helene,
Congratulations on 100th post!
This is a perfect action shot, perfect timing, very nice framing.

Hi Helene ,
excellent shot at nice moment.
well composed and great details.
great light and sharpness.
well captured

What an awesome picture to celebrate your 100th post!
This owl seems to be celebrating it with you by flying freely and strongly! :)
A great great picture with outstanding sharpness and color. In fact, i think you have exposed the whites very very well. The overall whites of the picture really gives it a lovely mood.

And his eyes are endearing, glowing in yellow amongst the whites of the picture and itself.

All in all, what a wonderful picture!

I'm glad that the details are so clear on its body and wings. Speaking of wings, look at the span of that wings... perfect timing!

Keep on shooting! :)


  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-03-31 19:13]


Bravo pour cette belle photo et félicitation pour votre 100 ième.

This is simply gorgeous, some of the best exposure work I have seen on this owl! Detail and position in the frame are perfect, love the composition and envy you the shot! ;)


  • Great 
  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-04-01 10:29]

Hi Helene,
Congratulations on reaching 100 posts :-) A beautiful image to mark it with, great detail and excellent exposure. A beautiful bird and a fantastic backdrop, a great image.

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-04 15:45]

hello Helene
woow here is perfect timing while its flying. dynamic composition, point of view, depth of field, lighting, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2007-04-08 7:48]

wonderful shot of this snowy owl...
perfect image...
like it much...
my congratulations of your 100 th post...
well done Helene,

Hi Helene,

This is a fantastic shot of this flying snow owl. These shots are always difficult. Congratulations with the exposure, it is perfect. Good composition, in focus, sharp, no distractions in the BG. Very well done.


Wowwww che foto, bellissima!!!
Helene, veramente deliziosa, colori stupendi e particolari precisi, complimenti!!!

Ciao e grazie.

Bonsoir Hélène,

Bravo pour la 100ième photo sur TN, une belle image ce harfang des neige, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Hello Helen. You on 100, me just started. And what a shot for the centenary! Superb colour harmony, while the yellow eye stands out dramatically. Elegant moment in flight, beautiful light and excellent details. A pleasure to look at. Regards. Klaudio.

Wow!! What a capture! vey well exposed, one can see that beautiful shine in its eyes. what a beauty! TFS!

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-08 9:41]

Hi Helene.
I have been in time for your 100th post. Simply amazing in-flight picture with terrific exposure level and stunning sharpness of the bird. Great in every aspect work. POV and composition are spot on. My best regards and congratulations. Thanks for chance to meet your nice gallery and you here.

  • Great 
  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-08 12:53]

Bonjour Helene
C'est une très grande prise de vue, magnifiquement maitrisé en exposition et cadrage.
Un vrai plaisir !
Amicalement Robi

Hello Helene, good picture for your 100th shot!
I like the composition and the white colours .
Very nice


  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-05-03 10:49]

Hi Helene
Congratulations on your 100th posting, and a superb capture it is. Very nice a bird
very well done.

THIS is amazing and you said it perfectly, me too..learning from everyone's comments and just witnessing "heaven on earth" is everything to me. Its an honor to meet souls how capture this so well!! ((hugs))

Calibration Check