What’s Hedwig doing in Amsterdam??

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I guess Harry potter lost some thing. Can anyone sent him an owl or something ;-))

Technique:
I had set the white balance on shadow, this effect made her eyes more red so that they would really pop. The aperture was set on f/7.1 to compensate for the lack of patrons on her feather coat so that she has some more definition in her face.

Info:
The 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 or the Great White Owl. The Snowy Owl is the official bird of Quebec.

The Snowy Owl is typically found in the northern circumpolar region, where it makes its summer home north of latitude 60 degrees north. However, it is a particularly nomadic bird, and because population fluctuations in its prey species can force it to relocate, it has been known to breed at more southerly latitudes. During the last ice age, there was a Central European paleosubspecies of this bird, Bubo scandiacus gallicus, but no modern subspecies are recognized.
This species of owl nests on the ground, building a scrape on top of a mound or boulder. A site with good visibility, ready access to hunting areas, and a lack of snow is chosen. Gravel bars and abandoned eagle nests may be used. Breeding occurs in May, and depending on the amount of prey available, clutch sizes range from 5 to 14 eggs, which are laid singly, approximately every other day over the course of several days. Hatching takes place approximately five weeks after laying, and the pure white young are cared for by both parents. Both the male and the female defend the nest with their young from predators. Some individuals stay on the breeding grounds while others migrate.

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  1. Cobuz 62 months ago | reply

    snowy white:)

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  13. Photoelectrique [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

    Maybe she enjoy the magic of Amsterdam....nice and cute owl portrait!

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  15. Kia & Zeno 57 months ago | reply

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    Amazing shot!!

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