One of the items on my Long Island “bird” bucket list was to see a snowy owl, a friend of mine has seen one for the past few winters and I was hoping to be as lucky. WELL today was my lucky day. Headed down to the Hamptons area early on this cold but promised to be a sunny day. I have been to this beach during the summer, but my first trip in the dead of winter…looks very different. My hope was to find a snowy owl but was happy to be out and see what I could find. First sighting was a sandbar filled with seals… not very good shots as they were in the distance quite a ways….
Then I as I was scouring the landscape there was a brightish something that just didn’t seem right….so sure enough as I got closer and looked through the 300 mm lens there she was! I was so thrilled! Took a few shots, walked closer, took a few shots walked closer 🙂 you photographers know the drill, have to capture an image even if it is only a record shot and hopefully eventually get that great shot!!
Well did get some good shots, but I think between the extender and the fact that I was so cold I was probably shaking the camera they are not as clear as i would have liked…but happy to have captured this pretty immature female Snowy Owl!