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This was taken at about 3.00pm today. The SEOs at Burton Marsh put on a fine show and I spooked a Harrier on the way down to see them (I missed out on a Harrier pic as I could not get the plate into the camera quickly enough!)

Camera:Canon EOS 1 D MARK 3
Lens:Canon 500mm f4+2x ext
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Short Eared Owl..
Username:ron thomas ron thomas
Uploaded:2 Jan 2009 - 6:56 PM
Tags:Bird, Eared, Marsh, Owl, Short, Wildlife / nature
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twainey
twainey  6 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2009 - 6:59 PM

Beautiful back lighting has shown off those wings a treat!........Trev

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KevSB
KevSB  101468 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 6:59 PM

another well taken shot

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 6:59 PM

Splendid capture Ron, you know the moral, get the plate on as soon a sthe gear is out of the car.
Richard

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Juliee
Juliee  8382 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 7:00 PM

Wow! Absolutely stunning!
Gorgeous light and you even have eye contact!

Julie

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woollyback
2 Jan 2009 - 7:00 PM

Great light

Bridie

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 7:01 PM

Great shot Ron... wonderful light

Jon

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Christopher_Malpas

Great shot

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 7:08 PM

Great capture....love how its backlit.


~Alley~

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adybazz
adybazz  6
2 Jan 2009 - 7:22 PM

Superb lighting.
Adrian

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nolongeramember

Beautifully caught.......Ron.. love the goldeness of the light...

Nikki !

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VinceJones
VinceJones e2 Member 9862 forum postsVinceJones vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2009 - 7:35 PM

Love the back lighting Ron, looks like you had a great day with this species.

Vince

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tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 7:38 PM

Beautiful action shot; love the eye contact and the backlighting
Tim

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motorsportpictures

this is stunning, what a awsome capture...
scott

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DannyVokins
2 Jan 2009 - 7:40 PM

Super lighting Great image been trying for weeks to get some shots but the SEO comes out at 4.30pm to late for pics Danny

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2009 - 7:42 PM

superb capture.ray

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viscostatic
2 Jan 2009 - 7:45 PM

Great use of backlighting.

Phil.

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 8:02 PM

Stunning image,very well done.
Steve

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
2 Jan 2009 - 8:29 PM

As said before this is a stunning capture Ron.
Paul

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 8:43 PM

how annoying is that but a good wing span of the owl and good shot in flight to

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Tom_Charles
2 Jan 2009 - 8:44 PM

Shooting into the sun like this is never easy; beautifully dealt with Ron!

Tom

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 9:01 PM

A wonderful inflight shot, love the backlighting

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Zydeco_Joe
2 Jan 2009 - 9:35 PM

Top class work.

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jayjay52
jayjay52  6 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2009 - 10:08 PM

Amazing shot. Love the light through the feathers.
Jenny

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 10:13 PM

Superb timing Ron and the lovely golden rim light makes a cracking good picture.
Ron

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Silverzone
2 Jan 2009 - 10:31 PM

The light through the feathers is beautiful. Sylvia

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2009 - 11:37 PM

A really fine image, Ron.
Terry

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michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 8michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2009 - 3:11 PM

absolutely stunning !

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2009 - 4:27 PM

An outstanding shot Ron,
Happy New Year,
Geoff.

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jonathanbp
jonathanbp e2 Member 699 forum postsjonathanbp vcard India
8 Jan 2009 - 12:51 AM

Breautiful, love the light under the wings - Jonathan

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