Birds In Flight Assignment Winner Fred Lemire

'Arctic Ghost' by Fred Lemire

‘Arctic Ghost’ by Fred Lemire

Congratulations to Fred Lemire for winning the Birds In Flight Assignment!

“I had been visiting Amherst Island, Ontario, for three weeks in January 2014 hoping to get snowy owl in flight. The snowy owl is one of my favorite birds. They’re elusive and can be hard to be spot. I was fortunate to find this majestic owl, who was perched and looking side to side for over an hour waiting to spot her prey. After an hour, the owl finally lifted off to catch a vole. She took off in a sideways direction and I was able to capture the image just as she looked at me.  I spotted this female owl perched on a fence post near an open field and waited for over an hour before she took off,” says Lemire.

Equipment: Canon EOS 1DX , Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM, Canon EF 1.4x Extender, Gitzo carbon fiber tripod with Jobu Design Jobu Jr. head.