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These pictures were taken, a couple of weeks ago, during my stay at the Old Park Hotel on the Isle of Wight. The hotel had laid on a 'birds of prey' demonstration, in the hotels' extensive grounds, by two of the local falconers. We were allowed to closely approach the less ferocious birds, and I had the experience, just after I had taken these pictures, of carrying this Barn Owl on my, gloved, forearm.
We were not allowed to touch the more ferocious birds, as it was explained by the senior falconer that, previously, his assistant had a large piece of flesh torn from the side of his nose, when he had accidentally put his face too close to one of the birds, a Turkey Vulture, which had displayed during this display, not, I hasten to add, it's nose nipping habit. Grin

Thanks for looking, I hope that you like the pictures.
Brian.

I apologize that there is no second version, as after I click to upload a version and it tells me that I can select the version when the 'choose photo' button appears, no such button appears. (Par for the course???)

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Lens:28-300mm zoom equiv,135
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jun 2012 - 6:19 PM
Focal Length:12.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200, 200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Barn Owl.
Username:Brilane Brilane
Uploaded:20 Jul 2012 - 9:22 PM
Tags:General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 9:33 PM

I always wished to hold one off these as thry remind me of a kitten-- lucky you! and a lovely image!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
20 Jul 2012 - 9:43 PM

A super capture Brian, excellent detail,
Fred.

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franken
franken e2 Member 112922 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 10:57 PM

Lovely capture Brian.

Ken

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 12:37 AM

This is stunning Brian. - gary

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 5:34 AM

A beautiful bird, Brian, and so well captured, excellent detail in his plumage. Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 8:17 AM

Beautifully taken. But I'm seriously worried about Jennn's kittens!
Moira

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 3:24 PM

A fine shot Brian,
but I will stick to having my sisters budgie on my hand !!
Mick.

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 6:45 PM

Beautifully taken, Brian. The colour and detail are wonderful.. Oh.. the story... sorry but funny..
Keep well, Brian. Looking forward to seeing your next uploading.Smile

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gingerdelight
23 Jul 2012 - 1:05 AM

A wonderful shot with super detail!
Carol

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:54 PM

Great detail and what a character.

Ray

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bonkers2000
bonkers2000 Junior Member 1
28 Aug 2012 - 11:30 AM

Hi Grandad! I really like this photo, the owl is so cute Wink x

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