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The Barn Owl (tyto alba)
This time a rather 'butter fingered' or more properly perhaps 'butter beaked' Barn Owl who seemed to be having difficulties co-ordinating the transfer of his lunch from the trunk to his beak. He managed in the end. !!TongueTongue
The bird is, of course, a captive creature, part of a collection, and obviously his food has to be provided for him. I can assure you all that the mouse was well and truly dead before being given to him.
Hope you will enjoy viewing.
Delighted once again and of course most appreciative for all the c/c;s given to the Vulture and particular thanks are due to Steve (Sparrowhawk) for the UA.
Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-200 mm f 2.8 VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Apr 2011 - 1:14 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:OOPS !!
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:4 Jan 2013 - 7:28 PM
Tags:Barn, Captive, Nature., Owls, Pets / captive animals
Votes:92

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TilG88
TilG88 Junior Member 6 Old Username was tilneyg44 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:29 PM

Great capture Smile

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:31 PM

OOps where did it go Smile HNY Ron and well timed capture mate Wink

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lonely_oryx
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4 Jan 2013 - 7:32 PM

Brilliant shot

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:34 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
your barn owl is about as daft with the mouse as my tomcat Elrond. Do owls also bring them in the kitchen to let them run?

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WhiteRose1
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4 Jan 2013 - 7:38 PM

'Mouse dropping' Tongue Beautifully timed, Ron.

Dave

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42396 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
4 Jan 2013 - 7:39 PM

Ron, this is priceless!!! What a cracking capture - timing obviously IS everything! GrinGrin Happy New Year to you & yours, Lou

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barbarahirst
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4 Jan 2013 - 7:44 PM

WinkWhoah.... Bit gruesome..... But as a meateater who am ito say..

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ali63
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4 Jan 2013 - 7:50 PM

Great capture,
Ali SmileSmile

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Balwant
Balwant  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:54 PM

Full Marks, well done

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JuBarney
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4 Jan 2013 - 8:02 PM

A REALLY well-timed, lovely shot.
jU

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:12 PM

My word Ron - this has soon rattled in the votesWink

Another belter from your stableSmile

Adrian

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Badgerfred
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4 Jan 2013 - 8:16 PM

Excellent capture by both,
Fred.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:44 PM

Well timed springs to mind!
lovely shot with perfect details captured Ron
Lillian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:58 PM

Rather swept away by this stunning response. Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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UrbaneMagick
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4 Jan 2013 - 9:15 PM

Ello Ron.... love this...what a capture!!!

We've recently had a barn owl appear on the outskirts of the village..it sits on the gate entrance to a paddock field..half a mile from our house I guess...seen it twice this week......beautiful bird.

GarethSmile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:18 PM

Life in the wild--- A great capture-- enjoyed!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 9:49 PM

Wonderful that you manager to capture this split second event so well, Ron.......could not have been better no matter how you might have tried.
Ronnie.

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PaulB45
PaulB45  3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 - 10:17 PM

Captive or not Ron, superb capture perfectly timed.
Paul

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4 Jan 2013 - 10:30 PM

What a cracker Ron excellent detail
mike

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rayme330
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4 Jan 2013 - 10:32 PM

Excellent capture Ron, timing and exposure spot on.
Ray

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 10:32 PM

Great sharp capture Ron and very well timed
Richard

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4 Jan 2013 - 10:33 PM

Excellent well-timed shot Ron.

Jane

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suigo
suigo  2 Japan
4 Jan 2013 - 11:25 PM

So cute capture!

Sho

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CarolG
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5 Jan 2013 - 7:03 AM

Excellent timing, Ron, a wonderful image. Carol

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Maiwand
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5 Jan 2013 - 7:03 AM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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franken
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5 Jan 2013 - 8:35 AM

A truly outstanding wildlife image here Ron.

ken

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CaroleS
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5 Jan 2013 - 9:17 AM

Superb timing.
Carole

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NDODS
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5 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

A wonderfully timed and composed image. The 1/1000 sec shutter speed has allowed you to capture the falling mouse without any unnecessary motion blur perfectly.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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FeatherFriend
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5 Jan 2013 - 10:51 AM

Love it Ron, so different from the normal and the timing is superb,
fab detail too and I'm still smiling looking at the expression on the face Grin Grin Grin ......HNY,
Geoff.

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Herge88
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5 Jan 2013 - 11:48 AM

Great moment captured here, fantastic.

Best Matt

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pluckyfilly
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5 Jan 2013 - 12:27 PM

fantastic Ron, not much hope for me if you do thisWink

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5 Jan 2013 - 12:33 PM

supoerb!

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5 Jan 2013 - 2:26 PM

A terrific capture of this clumsy owl, you've timed this one to perfection. It was a good job your camera hands were steadier than this birds beak and general co-ordination skills as you'd have ended up with a blurry out of focus shot!WinkGrin

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leontari
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5 Jan 2013 - 5:02 PM

An awesome capture. The poor mouseSmileGrin
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tonyng
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5 Jan 2013 - 8:22 PM

Very photogenic bird. Well taken Ron.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Jan 2013 - 6:23 AM

What an amazing capture ! Perfect timing Smile Very well done Ron !!

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Glyn1
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6 Jan 2013 - 7:55 PM

Superb shot Ron, great title Wink

Glyn

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7 Jan 2013 - 12:24 PM

Excellent superbly timed image.
Paul

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7 Jan 2013 - 5:42 PM

Cracking shot Ron perfect timing

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Brian65
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7 Jan 2013 - 7:13 PM

WOW! Ron this is just FANTASTIC, im sorry i cant add a UA to it.
Brian

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8 Jan 2013 - 6:59 PM

'Super lovely wildlife Shot' ~ Peter

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AnnJ
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9 Jan 2013 - 12:37 AM

Brilliant!
Ann.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
10 Jan 2013 - 5:02 PM

Absolutely Brilliant, love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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13 Jan 2013 - 8:36 AM

A superb capture Ron, captive bird or not. A

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15 Jan 2013 - 7:36 AM

great timing. wonderful shot. paul

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27 Jan 2013 - 11:26 PM

Great shot. Spot on timing

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