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Another capture of our local wild Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload and a big THANK YOU to Richard(MossyOak) and Graham (Gray_ina) for the UAs - really appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jul 2011 - 6:10 PM
Focal Length:420mm distance from subject - infinity handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Free Spirit
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:11 Jul 2011 - 8:10 AM
Tags:Action, Barn owl, Free, Hunting, In-flight, Spirit, Tyto alba, Wild, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54

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Devon_Wild
11 Jul 2011 - 8:17 AM

Super capture , well done .................Rob

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Alandyv8
Alandyv8  31 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 8:32 AM

Great capture,

Mike

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User_Removed
11 Jul 2011 - 9:14 AM

Super capture.
Alf.

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9884 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 9:19 AM

stunning well timed in flight shot
Neil

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 9:32 AM

Cracking capture Sylvia, better than the last as it shows it against a better bg I feel. Tent at the ready Wink
Richard

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 9:48 AM

Stunning, Sylvia.

Quote: Cracking capture Sylvia, better than the last as it shows it against a better bg I feel. Tent at the ready Wink
Richard

Hmmmm, interestingWink
Carol

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114506 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 10:34 AM

Lovely image Sylvia, Sue will be very envious of this one.....

Ade

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 10:53 AM

Splendid shot Sylvia, with a different type of backdrop than normal

Adrian

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 10:53 AM

Shown to perfection in it's natural environment - love it Smile

Mike

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 10:59 AM

brilliant..... love the way it is framed so naturally too

Linda

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6524 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 1:06 PM

Another remarkably well captured image. - gary

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 2:00 PM

A wonderful natural capture.
Joan.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 2:11 PM

Beautiful. Like he's just flown out of that dark place into the light.............Sandy

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Tom-Melton
11 Jul 2011 - 2:16 PM

a superb capture Sylvia would love this in my library

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 4:21 PM

Stands out well against the b/g well timed and detailed shot - Ina

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Allix
Allix  7 England
11 Jul 2011 - 5:06 PM

A real pleasure to see this beautiful image, Sylvia.
Thank you, Linda ((0:

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Gray_ina  6
11 Jul 2011 - 6:06 PM

Hi Sylvia just another wow. gray

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Samuel_Aron
11 Jul 2011 - 7:35 PM

Excellent shot!
Sam.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 8:15 PM

The first one was excellent Sylvia, but this one is even better.Grin Great eye catchlight and ready good plumage detail. Spot on.
Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 8:16 PM

superb shot in natural surroundings

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bluetitblue
11 Jul 2011 - 8:54 PM

Another excellent capture.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 9:12 PM

What a marvellous capture Sylvia - looks great in the woodland setting. It must be lovely to have it so near home.
Brian.

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 9:57 PM

another beauty, sorry he didn t show for you but I have been known to wait 6 hours plus in the freezing cold to get images so keep it up he will show again eventually, its always harder this time of year

Last Modified By Karen_Summers at 11 Jul 2011 - 9:59 PM

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SteveMoulding
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11 Jul 2011 - 10:09 PM

Another real beauty, Sylvia. Lovely lighting.
Steve.

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 10:14 PM

Fabulous! And I'm still jealous..... Tongue
Theresa

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 11:54 PM

Well taken just love this how gorgeous. Beautiful lighting.
Ann xxx

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 7:46 AM


Quote: The first one was excellent Sylvia, but this one is even better.Grin Great eye catchlight and ready good plumage detail. Spot on.
Ron

I quite agree


Quote: Tent at the ready

- I wont go there!!!!WinkWink

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15 Jul 2011 - 7:00 PM

A top shot Sylvia you've timed this one to perfection

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