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I want to say a massive thank you to everyone for your messages of support yesterday, both on my upload and via pm, I was truly touched. Especially so to Colleen, who not only gave me her user award, but sent me a few messages that helped a lot.

Being on epz has given me such inspiration since I joined the site and at the moment is helping to take my mind off things!

Today a barn owl, this time showing a bit more of its surroundings. I spent a lot of time standing in fields waiting to see these gorgeous creatures, luckily the fields I was standing in were so lovely it's therapy in itself! One morning, after three hours of waiting, when no barn owl turned up to my photo shoot, I still didn't go away disappointed, as it was just nice being there!

Mike_Smith pointed out on one of my postings that a Barn Owl only weighs 8 ounces, so they are really tiny, but have a lot of feathers, that surprised me!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2014 - 9:17 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Barn Owl
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:22 Jan 2014 - 7:33 PM
Tags:Barn owl, Wildlife / nature
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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 7:47 PM

A stunning capture of this lightweight bird, Alex.

Richard

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 - 8:01 PM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 8:05 PM

What a beautiful capture Alex. I have never managed to photograph an owl never mind one flying. Well done.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 8:08 PM

Superb in-flight shot Alex, your patience paid off.

Ray

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 8:21 PM

Great capture Alex SmileSmile

Ali

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7132 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 8:43 PM

Really nice in flight shot Alex

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 8:54 PM

Another fine Barnie take AlexSmile

Adrian

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 8:54 PM

My favourite bird Alex. Like all of them small ones to big ones. Yours is wonderful. GrinGrin Peter.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 338 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:18 PM

Great shot at long distance, Alex.
Light is good too.
Take care of yourself!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:25 PM

Wonderful light here and a wow to the owl Alex
Lillian

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England77 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:26 PM

Excellent work again, Alex. Has a natural vibrant feel, a spontaneity. Not all Nature photography has that, only the best does.
Patience rewarded.


Alan

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:30 PM

a super image real good.

billy

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dave1967
dave1967 e2 Member 3dave1967 vcard United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 - 9:36 PM

Another cracking shot Alex
Dave

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9109 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:46 PM

Nice image Alex.
Like out the light has picked it out against the dark background.
Wild Owl still on my wanted list. SadSadSadSad

Derek

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gwynn56
gwynn56  274 forum posts England
22 Jan 2014 - 10:06 PM

nice capture Smile

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 - 10:07 PM

What a lovely shot Alex. Cathy

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
22 Jan 2014 - 10:58 PM

Lovely light here Alex, another beautiful one..

Lynette Grin

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
23 Jan 2014 - 3:35 AM

Lovely capture with superb lighting.

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:52 AM

Well, I would say there is definitely nothing wrong with your BiF images, Alex.
This one's a beauty. The light is exceptional and the feather detail is really good.
"Excellent"

Simon

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:34 AM

A delightful capture, Alex, and taken in glorious light and surroundings. Carol

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rsjkinson
rsjkinson e2 Member 5rsjkinson vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 7:12 AM

Cracking shot Alex

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 8:46 AM

Superb shot, Alex.
Fred

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
23 Jan 2014 - 8:54 AM

Spotted excellently , Alex! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
23 Jan 2014 - 9:30 AM

Oh yes you caught this just right Alex, perfectly timed and that light special. Keep strong Alex take care.

John

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viscostatic
23 Jan 2014 - 10:29 AM

A beautiful image Alex.

Phil.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:49 PM

Excellent capture Alex. These are not the easiest birds to capture in flight. Spot on.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:20 PM

"after three hours of waiting" Wow !!!!
Excellent bird clarity against the background little fuzzy, stands out well!
Silviu

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Geofferz
Geofferz e2 Member 6Geofferz vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 8:37 PM

Superb image.......... Geoff

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:58 PM

An excellent shot of the silent hunter searching for its prey, a wonderful wildlife image indeed

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