Bird Photo Competition 2012 : Entry Number 551

Judges Comment

The intensely-staring yellow eyes add a colorful focal point as the owl springs into flight amidst a subdued snowy woodland scene.

Photographers Comment

Thank you so much for this wonderful honor. My name is Teresa Jack and I am a freelance photographer from Middletown Ohio. I photographed this beautiful, Snowy White Owl at the Howell Nature Center in Howell Michigan. I used a Canon 7D with a Canon 70-300mm IS lens with the following settings ISO-320, shutter-1/799 second, F-Stop-7.1. Minor adjustments of color, crop and contrast in CS4. Check out my website at