Nature Pic of the Day - 20160206 - Chasing The Sunset
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February 6, 2016: Chasing The Sunset
Snowy Owl in Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Credit & Copyright: Jim Wickless from Lincoln, NE
Chasing The Sunset: "Chelsea’s reprise :-)"

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2016-02-09 17:25:38
Patricia from Kansas about 8years ago said:
Superb lighting! The fence post and barbed wire give the picture a solid base. It's beautiful.
rob barrett from minneapolis about 8years ago said:
Still thinking about this show. Really one in a million, with the sun just hitting get owls face. so cool.
Someone from Somewhere about 8years ago said:
Hello Jim How can you tell?? Christine :)
Jim from Nebraska about 8years ago said:
Thank you, Christine, Laura,Jill, Rob, Jack, Greg, and Amanda. Jack, I'm sorry you don't like the barbed wire fence. Fence posts are a frequent perch for snowies as they scan the wide flat fields of Ontario for prey. I didn't consider photoshopping out the fence since it's an integral part of the owl's life space.
Amanda from Seattle about 8years ago said:
Why do you men look at technicalities when there is such a lovely bird to admire, which none of us normally would see.???
Someone from Somewhere about 8years ago said:
To add to my former comment: Yes, the barbed wire has a special effect in that it shows how exquisitely and enviably free the owl is, to be able to transcend such obstacles. :)
Greg from Australia about 8years ago said:
Jim...again...superb. I love the light caught in Chelsea's left eye! Jack, I actually like the barbed wire . to me, it give a contrasting linear dimension to an otherwise organic composition
Jack Forge from Seattle about 8years ago said:
...that damned barbed wire...!
Jim from Nebraska about 8years ago said:
Yes, Rob, this was the very last shot on the last day, sun fading fast, a red glow between the cloud cover and the horizon. It couldn't have lasted more than five minutes. I had the camera on manual exposure (and guessed) because I couldn't trust the light reading.
rob barrett from minneapolis about 8years ago said:
Jim, i agree with Someone from Somewhere. :-) This looks like sunset. Different day? Thanks for sharing.
Jill from Minneapolis about 8years ago said:
Gorgeous light! Love this owl!!!
Laura from Brasil about 8years ago said:
Chelsea is always welcome ! Hello Beauty! Wonderful light too ; )
Someone from Somewhere about 8years ago said:
As many repeats as you have, Jim. You are either a wizard or some other magical being who beckons nature and nature unfolds her most beguiling mysteries to you, that remain hidden most other observers. I'm still waiting for your website. :)
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