Photograph of the Month June 2021 Snowy Owl Take Off

The photograph of the month for June 2021 comes from my 2020 winter workshop to Canada to photograph Snowy Owls. This was my second last workshop before the COVID pandemic that has ground travel more or less to a complete halt. This particular photograph was taken with the Canon EOS 1DX MK2 (I had not yet taken delivery of the 1DX MKIII) and the Canon EF400mm f2.8L IS MK3. Shot at f6.3 at 1/1000th of a second at ISO800 the key to making this photograph work is the blur in the wing tips that gives us the feeling and impression of movement. Focus on the owls eyes was critical given the shallow depth of field.

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