Float Like A Butterfly  Sting Like A Hawk / Northern Hawk Owl by Gary Fairhead

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One of my favourite shots of this wonderful Hawk Owl from early January. Its a cropped hand held shot using a Canon 500F4 and Canon 7D at ISO 400 and 1/2500 sec at metered and manually exposed.

Photographed in in the Gatineau Hills, Low Quebec, Canada

193 views Feb23 2011




  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2about 3 years ago

    Simply amazing capture of Nature Gary. Love how you have caught him midflight and the wonderful clarity of his feathers..“Wow!”

  • Thanks so much and the light was on my side :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Peter Denness
    Peter Dennessabout 3 years ago


  • yolanda
    yolandaabout 3 years ago

    Wow great capture and timing Gary. I just bought a Sigma 120-400mm and can’t wait to get some great bird shots :-)

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    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    NICE SHOT!!!!

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 3 years ago

    A stunning capture ! The details of the feathers are just super !

  • bettywiley
    bettywileyabout 3 years ago

    great capture Gary – I’m jealous :-)

  • peaceofthenorth
    peaceofthenorthabout 3 years ago

    talk about nailing a shot …WOW…..Steve

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldabout 3 years ago

    What an amazing bird and shot!!

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture!!! ☺♥

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shot … beautiful birds!

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