My first ever snowy owl, ever! by shesnapped

My first ever snowy owl, ever!

I never thought I would catch a snowy owl! But sure enough, when dh and I pulled into the turn-around at the end of the road in Deal Island, we saw something white sitting on the pilings. "What is THAT?" We were far enough away that my lovely eyesight could not tell until I put the camera up ... "That is not a snowy owl!" "That is NOT a snowy owl!" "Oh my gosh! That's a freakin' snowy owl!!!!"

No time to grab the tripod. Handheld, being as unobtrusive as a human sneaking up on a wise old owl can be. This was my clearest shot. Blown up large, you can see his iris, and there's the eensiest, teensiest gleam in the corner of his right eye ... eensy, teensy ... blame it on the overcast day, right?
he's beautiful! what a great capture
March 12th, 2015  
Super timing and capture. Lucky!!!
March 12th, 2015  
What an exciting thrill for you Ashley! You have done a great job to get him too and not frighten him off. An owl is still on my wish list :) Fav
March 12th, 2015  
fantastic capture fav
March 12th, 2015  
Wow, how exciting. What a little beauty. fav :)
March 12th, 2015  
Fabulous capture
March 12th, 2015  
It would be so exciting to see this owl and you would be scared he would fly off at any movement from you! Glad you got this good shot! Are they common there?
March 12th, 2015  
fantastic! It's so thrilling to see these beauties!
March 12th, 2015  
Wonderful capture Ashley. Fav
March 12th, 2015  
This is wonderful Ashley. Right time, right place
March 12th, 2015  
Superb capture, composition, focus, dof
March 12th, 2015  
Beautiful capture. I would love to get one of these.
March 13th, 2015  
Nice shot of the Snowy..............lucky you!
March 13th, 2015  
Oh how exciting that must have been! What a marvelous shot you got - and loved your commentary.
March 13th, 2015  
VERY exciting. Well done.
March 13th, 2015  
Beautiful! FAV.
March 13th, 2015  
Very nice capture Ashley.
March 13th, 2015  
Excellent so exciting and good shot
March 13th, 2015  
Pam
beautiful!
March 13th, 2015  
Oh my gosh! I am so jealous! HUGE FAV!!!!!
March 13th, 2015  
Congratulations! He is beautiful!
March 13th, 2015  
fav!!!
March 14th, 2015  
WOW!!!!! FAV FAV FAV
March 14th, 2015  
just lovely.
March 14th, 2015  
Awesome find!
March 14th, 2015  
Great capture
March 14th, 2015  
Well done you, an excellent capture. A once in a lifetime opportunity. Fav
March 15th, 2015  
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