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In very bright sunshine..catching his breath
This is Kaln from the Barn Owl Centre in Gloucester.
Hand Held

Thank You all for your comments and sorry not around much
as had to make the difficult decision to let Cassie my lovely Burmese cat
go to sleep...no animal no matter how much you love them should suffer
Now I need to be with Amadeus my Siamese,

Thank You Julie for your User Award on the black faced Owl



Thank You all

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Aug 2013 - 4:24 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Eagle Owl taking a rest
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:24 Aug 2013 - 11:31 PM
Tags:Barn owl centre, Eagle owl, General, Kaln, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

thedon1941
24 Aug 2013 - 11:33 PM

Such an intense look! Terrific capture. Don

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:42 PM

Fabulous shot Lillian,m superb detail and colours and i just love those eyes,

Hugh

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 11:52 PM

Lillian that is lovely. So sorry to hear about Cassie. It is such a hard decision to make. Cathy

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
25 Aug 2013 - 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Cassie Lillian, this is a super image, love the light,
Fred.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:05 AM

A fine shot Lillian.
And sorry to hear your news.
Mick.

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:07 AM

Beauty of a shot Smile

Rod

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 1:10 AM

Deep thinker me thinks,


So sorry about your cat! I hope the next few days go well!
J

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom70 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 1:11 AM

Lovely light on this one Lillian - those eyes are amazing.
Lovely bokeh!
So sorry to hear about your cat. Our children had four cats
and one had to be put down - it was an awful experience.
KateGrinGrinGrin

terryxc
terryxc  1 England
25 Aug 2013 - 1:28 AM

Great shot, sorry to hear about your cat...

Terry.

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 2:38 AM

This is a lovely capture.
Sad to hear about your beloved pussycat, Lillian.

Lavina

Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
25 Aug 2013 - 4:38 AM

Beautiful bird and a lovely image Lillian !! One of the saddest decisions one has to take regarding a pet - especially when there is a child in the house !!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 5:02 AM

A beautiful serious looking owl and captured so well. I am so sorry to hear of your sad decision to let your dear cat go to sleep. It is such a hard decision to make but the right one........Sandy

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 - 5:59 AM

Beautiful image. Lovely bg.

(Sorry about your cat. I used to have a Burmese - lived to be 19.)

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:10 AM

A beautiful image, Lillian. Sorry to hear about Cassie, a very sad time for both you and Amadeus. Carol

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:16 AM

Wonderful image, Lillian.

Had to make the same, horrible decision with my much loved dogs over the years. Never an easy option but undoubtedly the right one from a loving, caring owner.

Ann

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:25 AM

A great image.
I do like the light dark mix of the background..
Very nice control of camera.
Well done...

Dave

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 7:04 AM

Excellent capture of this beautiful owl in "guardian pose" above a wonderful background!
George

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 7:13 AM

Superb shot of this magnificent owl Lillian. Perhaps, IMO, the bird is just a tad central in the frame.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 7:14 AM

What sad news Lillian, I wondered why you had been so quiet but have been so busy with entertaining friends have had no time to pm. But agree no animal or human should be allowed to suffer.
Your owl portrait is magnificent....great dof and light

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 7:36 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, Lillian Sad

But I am fully in agreement with you with "...no animal no matter how much you love them should suffer..."

BEAUTIFUL shot of Kaln here and so impressive that you got 'im this sharp handheld! Love the delicate soft bokeh in the background. And the eyes really have it here!

Andrew

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 7:42 AM

A truly gorgeous capture of this wonderful Bird Lillian.
So sorry to hear the bad news, but you know in your Heart that you did the right thing.

John.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:04 AM

Andrew had said it all today Lillian. Beautiful image with a superb background.

So sorry to hear about my mate Cassie, but well done you for making the wise and right decision.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85741 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:08 AM

A fine portrait of Kaln

Thoughts are with you Lillian, regarding Cassie

Adrian

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:14 AM

brilliant detail lillian wonderful colour and tones a real cracker nice one Wink
andy
so sorry to hear your news Sad

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:15 AM

A beautiful serene image today.
And so sorry to read your story
We lost our dog similarly....the worst day in my life

I wish you well....

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2101 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:19 AM

So sorry Lillian about your loved Cat,it's the best for her as you dont want to see any one suffering,but it's not a nice decision to make.
I had to do the same to ours a few yrs back,and we had a young kitten straight after .But the Kitten was a completely different cat,and now we love her as wellSmileSmile
Netta

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:30 AM

A hard decision but the right one Lillian.Sad A superb owl image.
Joan.

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:54 AM

A beautiful image, Lillian - master of all it surveys!
The focus is spot on; the subject standing out so well against the subtle background.
Sorry to hear about your much loved cat.

Richard

janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 - 9:00 AM

A stunning image Lillian Smile
So very sorry to hear about your cat Sad
Jan

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
25 Aug 2013 - 9:14 AM

beautiful shot lovely detail like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:24 AM

Superb capture and also so sorry for your loss.

philhomer
philhomer  329 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 10:16 AM

sorry to read your news, lost one African Pygmy Hedgehog and one Ferret this week - all very sad Sad

re. Kahn, good skills etc regards exposure and detail but i think the composition is a little off, probably due to the fact that no matter what camera and the number of focus points, there never seems to be one where you need it.

personally, a little off the back (left) and reduction of 1/3-1/2 of excess headroom would improve i think.

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 10:48 AM

beautiful shot love those eyes

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32309 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 10:54 AM

An image of the highest order Lillian. The bokeh adds to the charm of this stunner.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 11:03 AM

A super shot Lillian, with great use of dof.
Sorry to hear about your cat.

Ray

Last Modified By rayme330 at 25 Aug 2013 - 11:05 AM
colmar
colmar  642 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 11:06 AM

A cracking shot here Lillian your getting better and better, so sorry to hear about your beloved cat, you made the right decision though am sure

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 11:53 AM

I'm so sorry about your beautiful Cassie. It comes to all of us who adore our wonderful animals. I'm so glad you and Amadeus have each other for comfort.

And a lovely gentle owl shot. They don't look quite so awesome when they're having a bit of a rest from glaring at everybody but very beautiful in respose.
x

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:18 PM

So sorry about Cassie Lillian, we lost 2 in one year both to to the same disease, it took us at least 2 years before we able to give Toby a home.

Great owl image, he is still so alertSmile

Cliff

howdog
howdog e2 Member 525 forum postshowdog vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:53 PM

As always beautiful work Lillian.
Iain

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 1:33 PM

A beautiful portrait of Kaln - excellent quality work, Lillian Smile
So sorry to hear about your poor Cassie Sad
Take care and give Amadeus lots of love,
Trev Smile

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 3:34 PM

A super shot & perfect pose.
So sorry to hear of Cassie.
Ju

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 3:49 PM

Beautiful light and background Lillian.
Very sad about Cassie.
Rende

EileenH
25 Aug 2013 - 5:31 PM

Great capture Smile

Eileen

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:04 PM

What a beautiful Owl shot Lillian

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:39 PM

A fabulous portrait of this regal eagle owl, he's posing beautifully for you. So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved pet

Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior e2 Member 1Myathebirdwatcher999 vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 - 6:44 PM

Brilliant shot!!


MyaGrinGrinGrinGrin

capto
capto e2 Member 1580 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:20 PM

I could fall in love with those eyes. Excellent shot.Smile

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 8:30 PM

Excellent, what a beauty Lillian..Lin

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
25 Aug 2013 - 8:36 PM

Lovely image Lillian. So sorry to hear about Cassie, I know how you feel, haven't quite got over loosing my Wiz in February, pets are such good friends.
Take care.

Ruth

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:09 PM

Hi this a outstanding imageSmileSmileSmile
Regards John.

thedon1941
25 Aug 2013 - 10:56 PM

Another great image Lilian. Fabulous looking bird. Don

thedon1941
25 Aug 2013 - 11:07 PM


Quote: Another great image Lilian. Fabulous looking bird. Don

First and last with the comments!!!! Sorry, commented twice. Ols age galloping up on me!!!!

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 7:27 AM

Appreciate you thought worth a 2nd visit Don
thanks everyone...all words appreciated
Lillian

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 9:51 AM

A heart-rending decision for you LillianSad
That is a really fantastic image.

CHRISB911
CHRISB911 e2 Member 854 forum postsCHRISB911 vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:11 AM

beautiful image
chris

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