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Molly...I think! getting her feathers wind blown
on a very overcast and windy day


Taken at the Hawk Conservancy in Hampshire
on one of our get together days as
you will see in V2 minus two that was off scouting

Thanks for looking in...most appreciated

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Feb 2013 - 11:54 AM
Focal Length:275mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Great Grey Owl
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:14 Mar 2013 - 8:22 AM
Tags:General, Great gray owl, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 8:28 AM

Everyone wrapped up against the cold...............the warmest would be the owl............GrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 8:32 AM

Ruffled feathers on a bad 'hair' day Grin, and that is some serious 'weather' wear, Lillian. I've not seen a 'line up' like that since I left work TongueGrin

Dave

User_Removed
14 Mar 2013 - 8:38 AM

Two super images Lillian, looks like you all had a great day.
Alf.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
14 Mar 2013 - 8:41 AM

V1 is excellent Lillian with great detail, V2 has some fine posers,
Fred.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32903 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 8:46 AM

A most beautiful Bird of Prey with glorious colour and markings. Whilst the Lesser Spotted Camera Pointers have been wonderfully assembled and captured in their native habitat.

Nathan

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 8:47 AM

Excellent detail in V1 Lillian.
Joan.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 8:48 AM

V.1 is beautiful, Lillian. Some serious equipment in V.2 WinkWinkWink Carol

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 8:49 AM

Yes, Nathan, a rare species in V2 all good friends and have the added bonus
of being photographers and happy to share days together
so all lesser spotted photographersWinkWink
Lillian

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Mar 2013 - 8:49 AM

V1 is a stunning image Lillian and V2 really does impress me - great clarity and a sharp photo !!

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:05 AM

A wonderful shot of the owl in V1 and nice to see like minded friends enjoying a day out in V2. - gary

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:10 AM

V1 for that fine looking model, V2 for the happy band of clickers!

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:32 AM

V1 is superb Lillian, fantastic detail and tones, V2 good to see the lesser spotted togs having a good day Smile

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:33 AM

stunning shot in v1 and i also like v2

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:40 AM

Lovely shot of the Owl and the Homo sapiens I believe are known as Togs.

Albert

callaby
callaby  1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 9:41 AM

Great shot Lillian, V1 is SO sharp, V2, well what can I say about a group of people dressed for the arctic and obviously having a great time, enjoying each others company, looks like you've had a nice day out.
Cal
PS How's cold going?
C

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:42 AM

She's a beauty Lillian!
Ann

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:44 AM

They are so magnificent Great Greys ! excellent Lillian.
Ron

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:49 AM

V1 is unbelievable....
And who are the stars in V2

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:56 AM

Excellent capture of the bird with superb plumage detail: and that gang in V 2 is enough to frighten all wildlife away, I reckon, esp. with those 'big guns'.
Ronnie.

goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 10:04 AM

10/10 Lillian...Bill

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 10:39 AM

I rather like ruffled feathers and her pose is excellent, looking over her shoulder at you. She's a beauty as is this image of her.

Ann

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 10:52 AM

A beautiful image, Lillian!
And the Great Grey Owl ain't bad, either!!WinkWinkSmile

****

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 11:08 AM

Lovely image of the Owl Lillian........
I am amazed by the camera's in V2................ Not very handbag freindlyWink
Diane

Caziwinkles
14 Mar 2013 - 11:15 AM

Set of wise old friends here Lillian!! Wink Wouldn't want to ruffle the feathers of these chaps!! Tongue
Great images.

Carol

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 11:28 AM

Super detailed image Lillian
Regards Brian

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 11:37 AM

Wow what a stunning image, and a good pose, well captured

achieverswales
14 Mar 2013 - 11:39 AM

Great owl capture Lillian not sure about the species in V2.

Regards

Trev.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 11:53 AM

WONderful detail and pose, Lillian...and that eye is something else! Fantastic shot.

Of course I love the shot of the other wildlife in the vicinity in V2 too Grin

Andrew

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 12:06 PM

A beautiful and detailed image Lillian
Jim

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 12:41 PM

A handsome owl superbly captured to look wild
Ju

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 12:43 PM

Most excellent Lillian - love the feathers being ruffled by the wind. Superb detail - and nice dof.

Anne

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 12:58 PM

A great set well done...

Dave

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 1:03 PM

fantastic detail lillian wonderful tones and textures v1 for me today a cracker like v2 too Smile nice ones Wink
andy

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 1:12 PM

Some bonny birds in that group Lillian and the Owl isn't bad either.

Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 1:42 PM

Is this the first sighting of the lesser spotted camera pointers? V1 again a stunning capture and as always excellent detail. I'd like to know what he spotted and was looking at!

Barry

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 2:14 PM

Barry,
looking to fly onto another post!
thanks everyone
glad you have enjoyed V2 as well
left to right
Jenni, Gerry, Val, Barb and Bob
Lillian

janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 2:16 PM

Two nice images Lillian, wonderful detail in V1 Smile
Jan

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 2:18 PM

Fabulous detail captured in the bird Lillian,
Geoff.

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 2:43 PM

Beautiful image,

Ali

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 2:57 PM

Great shot of Molly Lillian. She has been a favourite at the Conservancy for all the years I have been visiting .
Fine shot of the ID lineup. Expect the local law might be interested in some of the !! LOL !!!! Just joking
Ron

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 3:15 PM

The owl looks like it's wrapped in a granny shawl!
Your friends are equally well wrapped.
KateGrinGrinGrin

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
14 Mar 2013 - 3:20 PM

What a lovely shot Lillian and so sharp. Love it. Ann.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 3:40 PM

A beautiful capture of one of my favourite birds, and a lovely lady Molly is! Smile A rare collection in V2...Grin
Trev Smile

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 4:12 PM

V1 - Superb shot Lillian!
Look at the PROFESSIONALS in V2! Looks like fun... Grin
IB

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 4:36 PM

Beautiful image, Lilian !
George

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43625 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 4:44 PM

V2 is a very rare assembly. Can't remember the last time I saw so many endangered species gathered in one placeTongueGrinGrin
Looks as if Molly...I think! was enjoying Nature's blow dry.

Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 14 Mar 2013 - 4:44 PM
kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 4:44 PM

V1 is stunning Lillian. V2 is a good shot too, envious of those rather long lenses Tongue

Kathryn

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4516 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 4:49 PM

Gorgeous shot !!!.....top quality !

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54226 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 4:56 PM

I love the ruffled feathers. Different. Smile

johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 5:49 PM

BEautiful bird, nicely presented Lillian

David

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 6:26 PM

Beautiful shot of Molly.

ltj22
ltj22  5 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 7:01 PM

Stunning capture of this lovely grey owl..Len

jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 945 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 7:02 PM

Excellent capture of this beautiful animal. As for those lesser spotted photographers. Motley group if ever there was one but sure know how to have a good day out.
Jennixxx

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 7:07 PM

Super shot in V1 Lillian, and a very nice group shot in V2.

John Smile

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 8:08 PM

Gorgeous Owl Lillian and you have captured her beautifuly.
Shaun

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 8:13 PM

Gorgeous detail and wonderful composition..... well done Lillian.

Trev

HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 8:22 PM

A super shot Lillian what a lovely way to spend your day.

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91892 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 8:39 PM

Wonderful detailed plumage Lillian - a great ruffled look.
Brian.

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:11 PM

Hi Lillian, great image of Molly, just been reading some of the funny comments about V2 very nice indeed, of hum now which one of you shall I add tomorrow? on joking.. Ha Smile

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 11:26 PM

fantastic plumage detail and that eye is so intense.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 5:29 AM

Great shot Lillian

PhillipMinnis
15 Mar 2013 - 7:13 AM

Wow! Just amazing, Lillian!


Cheers

Phil

digital_boi
15 Mar 2013 - 9:20 AM

another excellent capture Lillian and I think it has all been said for V2Wink

Graham

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:49 PM

This owl is so beautiful, Lillian, and you've captured it perfectly. They seem a shy lot in V2, but I bet that's what I'd do if there was a chance my pic might end up on here....put my camera to my faceTongue!

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 9:55 AM

Super of this fine owl and fun to see the
photographer friends.

B.

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:55 PM


Quote: V.1 is beautiful, Lillian. Some serious equipment in V.2 WinkWinkWink Carol

A really fine bird Lilian, ruffled feathers are beautiful . Wonderful colours & detail on the lesser spotted clickers !WinkWinkWink

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