Explosive take off by Heather King

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Taken on outskirts of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in a farmer’s field.
Canon Rebel EOS XS
Lens – EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II
This image is © Heather King. You may not use this or any of my images (in whole or in part). All Rights Reserved.
The Snowy Owl Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. The Snowy Owl was first classified in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish naturalist who developed binomial nomenclature to classify and organize plants and animals. The bird is also known in North America as the Arctic Owl, Great White Owl or Harfang.
Dedicated to Rick for finding her for me.

40 favourites 2/4/2013
A HUGE thank you to my new friend Rick who has the eyes of a hawk for spotting wildlife hundreds of feet away, barely visible to the naked eye. If it wasn’t for him, I would not have seen or captured this beautiful goddess digitally today.
Another HUGE thank you to Steve for putting thee most amazing lens in my hands and driving me to search for the creature that makes my heart palpitate in profound ways.
Sitting on an orthopedic pillow ontop of a milk crate in freezing cold temperatures for hours is so worth it!

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I am a self taught photographer and everything artist. For me this is meditation and medication!
I want to invade your mind or strike a cord in your heart with what I do. I do this for ME and those I love.
Everything I do is inspired by The Legendary Pink Dots, Isis and my dear darkgrrl♥

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  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747over 2 years ago

    Lucky YOU………….

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 2 years ago

    Lucky lucky you … so beautiful!

  • coming from YOU Byron…and all your lovely owl/bird shots, i take this as a LOVELY complement

    – Heather King

  • EBArt
    EBArtover 2 years ago

    Love it!

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 2 years ago

    Nice timing on the take off; love the way the ice/snow is still flying in the air behind the owl

  • Thank you so much Daniel!!! I had NO idea any of these would have turned out like this:) getting remarkable feedback from a photographer I admire so much (you) means everything!

    – Heather King

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyover 2 years ago

    Excellent work, Heather!

  • Thank you so so so much Robert for this beautiful feature in your amazing group!

    – Heather King

  • DanCarson
    DanCarsonover 2 years ago

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...over 2 years ago

    Another fab shot Heather and another WOW!

  • jodi payne
    jodi payneover 2 years ago

    Amazing shot Heather!!! Love the flying snow under her!!

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaover 2 years ago

    Wow! I love all your Owl shots!! They are gorgeous!!!! I bet that was a wonderful sight to see in person!

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    Just a sensational shot….they are such gorgeous owls and you must be thrilled with this..

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