WORLDWIDE PHOTOGRAPHY
English deutche francais espanol
  Home · Search · Register  

Home » Member Albums » Brian Morin Photo Options


Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

« Previous image  · Slide Show · Next image »


Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) User: Brian Morin  (See all photos - 1092)
Canada (Ontario) St. Rose - I am continuing with my Snowy theme introducing what I think is likely a first year bird. This is my first young male this winter. While males are overall smaller in size, that can be deceptive without direct comparison. Males have a smaller head though and for my eye the head shape and face often look cat-like.
Views: 190
Date: January 10, 2018
Details: Male, Juvenile
view / write comments
Photo Details
Brian Morin


Senior Member

Registered: June 2013
Posts: 2,601
users gallery
St. Rose - I am continuing with my Snowy theme introducing what I think is likely a first year bird. This is my first young male this winter. While males are overall smaller in size, that can be deceptive without direct comparison. Males have a smaller head though and for my eye the head shape and face often look cat-like.
· Date: January 11, 2018 · Views: 190
· Dimensions: 571 x 800 ·
Additional Info
Quick Rate: Poor Excellent

Author
Thread  
Chris

Administrator

Registered: November 2005
Location: Montreal
Posts: 4,298
January 11, 2018 02:23

I never knew about the size and shape details...very nicely done.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Brian Morin
Senior Member

Registered: June 2013
Posts: 2,601
January 11, 2018 02:27

While general female-male size difference is well known in raptors, you won't read about the head size and shape details in books. That is my own observation based on seeing about 1,000 Snowies over the past few years.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Sue
Super Moderator

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 2,638
January 11, 2018 18:30

Beautiful shot,Brian.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
Brian Morin
Senior Member

Registered: June 2013
Posts: 2,601
January 11, 2018 23:14

Thanks. It was very late in the day so the red end of the spectrum was almost knocked out. Still, the bird was a captivating subject.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery