These are pictures of the Snowy Owl near Willow Hill in Franklin County on 1/23/2004. The owl was 200-300 feet away from the scope that I used to take the pictures. The scope is a Swarovski ST80HD with a 20-60x zoom lens and the pictures were taken at 60x by holding a compact digital Minolta Dimage X up to the lens. The only variation was the direction of the owl's head, so you will see: front, left , right , and back views. Cloud cover was 20%, temperature 15F (estimated), and windy. The original pictures have been trimmed and reduced for use on the web.

Bob Fowles, Pine Grove Mills