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Thanks again for the awards, here is another barn owl, I got up at half four again to get to my destination and stood for 8 hours in the most freezing temperatures but as always if its a barn owl its worth it.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Wintery Barn Owl
Username:Karen_Summers Karen_Summers
Uploaded:18 Jan 2013 - 2:37 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Votes:54
Voters:nealie · Meheecho · Pete · stuart1963 · craggwildlifephotography · DonSchaeffer · pudd64 · boov · CharlieW7 · almiles · Glyn1 · ValSaxby · tezquirk · pluckyfilly · PhilSingleton · Hermanus · M_squared · geffers7 · mugshotmyk · tonyng · Fefe · saeidNL · Tynnwrlluniau · jennialexander · johnjo58 · Brian_Scott · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Maiwand · RonnieAG · Paintman · tomcat · bricurtis · martin.w · Alda · fazzer · Ade_Osman · JohnoP · mauriceegan · JuBarney · DerekL · Lillian · teocali · rontear · philhomer · Alan_Baseley · MattB1987 · Gray_ina · mex · Snapitt · WindowonWildlife · Glostopcat · jovanovic · georgiepoolie · Armakk ·
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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 - 2:46 PM

A cracking in-flight capture with a great B/G
Steve

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 3:37 PM

I was I my bed warm and cosy at that time of day, your steadfast determination has reaped it's rewards - well done for your dedication Karen

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton Plus Member 3PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 3:44 PM

Well it seems very well worth your while getting up at such ridculous hours to get the images you have !! Good job your trigger finger dind't freeze at the critical moment !!
Another cracker.
Phil.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Jan 2013 - 3:49 PM

Excellent !!

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 - 3:53 PM

Brilliant! Well captured.

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mugshotmyk
18 Jan 2013 - 4:25 PM

Just a very lovely capture and beautifully presented.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 4:57 PM

Woooo Another stunning and great capture,very well done,
saeid

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Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 559 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 5:12 PM

You don't surprise me, Karen. Excellence is not attained without effort and wow, this was certainly worth it.
Alun

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 5:44 PM

Karen you are the owl queen of photography
David

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 6:44 PM

Whats a spot of cool weather in exchange for a shot like this ???? Top quality Karen.
Ron

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 6:47 PM

That's what I can shear dedication, Karen: but another great in flight shot.
Ronnie.

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 7:54 PM

Your dedication, knows no bounds KarenSmile

Four hours up the woods, is enough for me , these daysWink

Adrian

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 8:11 PM

You must be mad GrinGrinGrin - lovely capture Karen.

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DerekL
DerekL Plus Member 10151 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 9:03 PM

Lovely backlight on the subject.
Shows the owl in natural environment well.
It's so easy to pass comment on any image, without realising the painstaking hours that go to getting that one shot.

Derek

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 9:05 PM

Wonderful capture and light on the owl Karen
Lillian

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rontear
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18 Jan 2013 - 11:29 PM

Wild magic Karen, your determination is applaudable.
Ron.

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philhomer
philhomer  557 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 9:24 AM

lovely subject - background separation, excellent as always. a few Barn Owl and Snow that you may find interesting (or not) from myself here

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Gray_ina
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19 Jan 2013 - 11:47 AM

Hi Karen , well worth the effort, hope you saw plenty of life while you were waiting, regards gray

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21 Jan 2013 - 8:44 PM

It was well worth all that waiting about in the cold to get an image as good as this plus a much coveted user award from the Big O!Wink

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