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Finally a close up of this male Barn Owl I have spent all week with,most of the time due to the freezing weather he did'nt show and I was unsure of his survival.Then on this day,late afternoon he started to hunt, I had become frozen to the ground during my time there waiting,looking like a bush He started quartering not far from me and then came close,stopped and started to hover,I could hear his wing beats,he allowed me a few shots until he left as quick as he'd arrived.Another magical moment

Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 600F4VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Close Up
Username:CraigJones CraigJones
Uploaded:9 Jan 2010 - 4:53 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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picturistic
9 Jan 2010 - 4:59 PM

stunning shot, Craig, well captured

Adrian

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DavidWebb
DavidWebb  6 England
9 Jan 2010 - 5:02 PM

Excellent shot. David

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 5:05 PM

Amazing!

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pulsar69
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 5:06 PM

great shot well worth the effort

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  8356 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 - 5:15 PM

what a briliant capture.I just love the lighting you have caught on those beautiful wings
sandy

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chris-plumb
9 Jan 2010 - 5:15 PM

WELL WORTH THE EFFORT WELL COURT WELL WORTH THE WAITE
hope he makes it though this cold time spring is a long time away
chris

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 5:48 PM

A superb capture, Craig. It's what nature photography is all about - magical moments.
Terry

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tigertot
tigertot  1136 forum posts England
9 Jan 2010 - 5:49 PM

Fab lighting - well done for persevering. Well worth the wait!

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dathersmith
9 Jan 2010 - 5:49 PM

A fantastic capture, worth all the hard work.

Darren.

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
9 Jan 2010 - 6:03 PM

Absolutelly a stunning capture.
Love the light/colours,excellent details.
Robert

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TrevW
TrevW  4117 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 - 6:34 PM

Your patience and determination has paid off well. A great capture! Well done!

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 8:20 PM

Stunning shot Craig. Your timing on this is just about perfect.
Ron

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woollyback
9 Jan 2010 - 8:23 PM

Great shot but the light makes it stunning

Bridie

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Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 9:25 PM

Excellent capture mate, well worth the effort
Steve

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chinny
chinny  9492 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 - 9:14 AM

Well done Craig, exposed really well considering the background? were you shooting Manual or have you darkened the Background PP?


Quote: I could hear his wing beats

You have very good hearing Smile

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CraigJones
10 Jan 2010 - 11:36 AM

Thanks all,The BG was a dark hedgerow and I have darken it with levels and curves and removed the odd spot hope that helps.Thanks all again

craig

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DeniseWong
11 Jan 2010 - 10:22 AM

wow..!! stunning, very brilliant work. Keep up the good job man.
best wishes,
Denise ^~^

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cbr900
cbr900  5 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2010 - 2:17 PM

Stunning image Craig, well deserved.

Bryan.

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