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A shot taken at the recent meet at the Barn Owl Centre, Kaln coming straight down the barrel at me!!.

Thanks for looking.

Phil

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 200-400
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Kaln
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:28 May 2010 - 7:51 PM
Tags:Bird of prey, Boc, Eagle owl, Eyes, Flight, Flowers, General, Glide, Kaln, Meadow, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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Group Event:Barn Owl meeting

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rickie
rickie e2 Member 998 forum postsrickie vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 7:53 PM

great shot

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ChrisWallace
28 May 2010 - 7:53 PM

Cracking image Phil, every aspect of this is excellent.
Chris

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Porthos
Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 7:58 PM

Brilliant capture......Derek

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catrinarthur
28 May 2010 - 8:03 PM

Wow! Those eyes are amazing

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 8:19 PM

A tremendous head on shot Phil, it looks like he's got you in his sights!

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 8:38 PM

love it great shot

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VinceJones
28 May 2010 - 8:49 PM

Now that is what I call a corker of a shot Phil, you must be chuffed to bits with this, I know I would be. My only nit would be the wingtip being a tad close to the right hand edge, was there more canvas available to play with?

Simply stunning & probably one of the best shots I have seen of Kaln.

A real pleasure to view, especially large, which is a must.

Vince

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 8:55 PM

Fabulous in flight shot Phil - a beautiful setting for the owl too.
Award on he way I reckon.
Brian.

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finepetportraits

A very beautiful capture!!

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 9:03 PM

Thank you all for your comments, really thrilled you like this shot as much as I do.

Vince, thank you very much, coming from the owner of Kaln I take your comments as a great compliment.
I know what you mean about the wing tip.....this was just as it came out of the camera, a couple of feet closer to me and I think I would have missed it out.

Phil

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 9:14 PM

Super shot.
Caroline

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 9:16 PM

Stunning - top class.
Joan.

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f8
f8  109169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 9:20 PM

Tip top,wish it were mine.

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 10:02 PM


Quote: Simply stunning & probably one of the best shots I have seen of Kaln.

A real pleasure to view, especially large, which is a must.

Vince

Can't fairer than that Phil... superb mate!

Jon

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 10:02 PM

Quite spectacular Phil. A superbly timed shot. I urge everyone to look large; its awesome.
Ron

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VinceJones
28 May 2010 - 10:04 PM

Cheers Phil, much appreciated for the kind words, the shot is just awesome! By the way, I am not Kaln's owner, he's the owner, I just work for him lol.

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 529 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2010 - 10:41 PM

What a beauty

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rontear
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28 May 2010 - 10:55 PM

Cracking Large ! Phil. Ron.

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MandyD
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28 May 2010 - 10:56 PM

Breathtaking capture, beautiful !!!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 2:10 AM

Fabulous inflight hovering. Beautiful capture..........Sandy

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Fabulous capture Phil

Chris

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maratsuikka
29 May 2010 - 6:01 AM

superb!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 8:10 AM

cracking shot I like the setting to

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 9:39 AM

as good a "Kaln" shot as I have seen.
Top marks my man Smile

Adrian

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2010 - 12:42 PM

Stunning!!! Such a superb capture!
Kaleena

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DannoM
DannoM  556 forum posts England
29 May 2010 - 5:49 PM

great shot phil, knew this was special when i saw it on the camera. well done.
Dan

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Dave_Holdham
29 May 2010 - 9:54 PM

Stunning capture, wonderful image.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2010 - 12:47 PM

Well done Phil - I had a feeling about this one.Wink
Brian

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
30 May 2010 - 1:33 PM

1st class shot!

Jouko

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celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2010 - 9:58 PM

Extraordinary capture! One of those shots that just has you gasping! It has everything right. The shallow focus and incredible colours in the foreground make this stand out from the crowd!

Well done!

Tim

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 9:17 AM

Well done Phil.
It really is one of the best of Kaln I have seen, despite the right hand side a bit tight.

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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

Stunning image Phil. Everything has seemed to come together in this. What really makes this for me is the wild flowers and colours in them.Stunning and a very big congrats on all the awards especially potw. Wish i could click twice.
Andrew.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 10:30 AM

Superb the flowers underneath really set it apart.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 10:35 AM

Many, many thanks for making this the POTW, I am thrilled to get this award and look foward to seeing this on canvas.

Phil

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31 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

Well-deserved of all accolades Phil. My compliments .

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sparrowhawk
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31 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

wow ! that's a shot of a ifetime

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 11:02 AM

Congratulations on POTW Phil.
I knew this was something special when I voted on it a while back.

You may have problems having it made into a canvas print though cos don't they require a lot of space around the edges to wrap it around the base board?

Hope you get it done though as it would look great on the wall.

Well done.
Geoff.

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 3:52 PM

well done Phil

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Bonico
Bonico  4 Romania
31 May 2010 - 5:52 PM

Lovely catch!

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Julian
Julian  976 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 8:22 PM

Well done...Great photo. I really like the sharp owl in brown against the pastel shades of the flowers and green background. Its eyes are piercing and the instant really has been frozen in time.
Julian

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 3:39 PM

Cracking shot phil, well worthy of its accolades,
fish

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drssreenidhi
1 Jun 2010 - 4:00 PM

kudos...this is something ultimate....u have been very luck to capture that shot and u have been gifted with nice timing...

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knackeredoldman

Cracking shot. I don't usually go for chicken shots but the wild flowers underneath and the perfect capture of the chicken thing ;o) is just gorgeous.

Cheers,

Ade

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jjmorgan36
2 Jun 2010 - 10:34 AM

Fantastic shot. Really incredible.

Please could you supply details on how you managed to capture the image. Camera, settings, etc...

I will now pick my jaw up from off the floor.

Jason

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cindyloo
cindyloo  4 England
2 Jun 2010 - 11:09 AM

Couldnt be better its excellent well done
carole x

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Martin_Duggan

Inspirational, it is a pity about the wing tip however the eyes made me duck....thank you for the image.

Wayne

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2010 - 6:01 PM

Thank you all,
Jason details as follows:
Nikon D80
Nikon 200-400mm lens at 400mm
ISO 400
1/640sec
f4

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Outlander  472 forum posts
2 Jun 2010 - 10:00 PM

Ditto all the other comments Phil,very well done indeed.

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oneill
oneill  6155 forum posts Ireland
4 Jun 2010 - 12:30 AM

fantastic capture,,,,,pat

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4 Jun 2010 - 7:03 AM

Stunning shot Phil!

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
4 Jun 2010 - 3:46 PM

Wonderful shot Phil! I wish....!

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VINAI_OF_THE_BOSTON_RED_SOX

Top top class! One of the best images I've seen on the site. The eye contact of the owl, the wonderful depth of field, even the flowers look beautiful. Stunning. Really nothing at all to fault, I'd have been immensely proud to take this.

Vinai

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catherinekp79

What a beauty! Loving this shot. Smile

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maratsuikka
10 Jun 2010 - 11:16 PM

GOT THEM ALL

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Somenath
Somenath  5 India
26 Jun 2010 - 3:25 PM

Love the foreground.

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TIMOINDUBLIN
3 Aug 2010 - 5:38 AM

Superb, a very nice capture, well done Smile

Tim

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jgoncalves
20 Aug 2010 - 2:32 PM

Amazing photo!!!!!!!!!!!

JG

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
4 Sep 2010 - 12:24 PM

Totally Stunning gray.

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tonyb73
tonyb73  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2010 - 10:55 PM

Birds in flight are so, so hard to get right, this ones ranks right up there with the best. Well done.

Tony

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knfruitbat
17 Nov 2012 - 1:10 AM

wow, great shot.

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