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A wild owl in the forest in Northern Sweden

The government have a program going to have people monitor
all certain breeds of owls and this is one...we were privileged on our first day
to be taken where two were nesting ( in different parts of forest ) and see how they were caught and then
ringed, measured, photographed... The man was so gentle and talked to the bird the
whole time of holding her (she had 3 eggs in her box) amazing devotion..all his spare time
V2 the man talking to her before being released again
They even have the authority to stop trees being felled in the season
but the majority of the country have taken to bird watching due to government encouragement

Thank you for stopping by, 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:23 Apr 2013 - 9:47 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Ural Owl
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:24 Jan 2014 - 7:51 AM
Tags:General, Ringing, Sweden, Ural Ow, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:243
Unique Views:96
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Comments

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 7:58 AM

Two stunning images with a great narrative, Lillian. V1 is outstanding.
Fred

Caziwinkles
24 Jan 2014 - 8:13 AM

I agree with Fred - V1 is amazing Lillian - and you can see the amazing bond between the two in V2. Smile

Carol

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:19 AM

Great narrative to accompany these incredible pictures. Fred's right about V1 Lillian. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:22 AM

Two fine shots, Lillian.

Ray

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:22 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
andy

ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:24 AM

Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

User_Removed
24 Jan 2014 - 8:40 AM


Quote: Two fine shots, Lillian.

Ray

I agree. Smile

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:54 AM

Two excellent images, Lillian.

Richard

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:57 AM

Super shots!

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6306 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:57 AM

Two fine images Lillian!!

moiral
moiral  4 Scotland
24 Jan 2014 - 8:58 AM

A country that protects their wildlife then Lillian. 2 excellent shots here, but am wondering where is the young blond swedish male ???Tongue Moira

morpheus1955
24 Jan 2014 - 9:08 AM

Two superb images Lillian, V1 has to be my favourite

Hugh

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Jan 2014 - 9:09 AM

Excellent Lillian, V1 my favourite for the great detail captured,
Fred.

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 9:26 AM

What a great looking owl, good to know the Government is trying to protect them. Two great captures Lillian. Our Landscape gardener at our complex mentioned to me that she was meeting with the Owl society today to discuss putting up owl nests in our huge gardens....I am hoping it's going to happen.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 9:30 AM

What a beautiful bird.....
not so sure we need to catch them ring them etc.
They have their own life......our knowledge about them won't improve their lifestyle
Can you imagine someone picking you up and putting a metal ring on your leg
No matter how gentle.....
just a thought......Better get back to the cleaning!!!!

tedtoop
tedtoop Plus Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 9:40 AM

Beautiful shots.

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 9:44 AM

A delightful owl, Lillian, and so glad to hear that they are being taken care of, V.1 is stunning. Carol

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 468 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 9:59 AM

Two lovely images of this beautiful owlSmile
Carole

User_Removed
24 Jan 2014 - 10:09 AM

Hi Lillian, thank you for the story behind the pictures, V1 is great and V2 shows for me what a great guy is doing to try and help wildlife, good on him. Bob

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 10:20 AM

Superb close-up and interesting V2. Thank you.

Last Modified By M_squared at 24 Jan 2014 - 10:20 AM
Lynniesefforts
24 Jan 2014 - 10:30 AM

Terrific write-up Lillian, and such a beautiful owl...2 stunning images...I am so glad you told us what was going on in V2!!

Lynette Grin

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:01 AM

Great write up Lillian, 2 super imagesSmile


Cliff

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 Jan 2014 - 11:03 AM

V1 a wonderful image Lillian and v2 nice to see well after I read your narrative and realised he wasn't try to strangle the owl GrinGrinGrin

John

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65011 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:05 AM

Lovely side on shot showing the beautiful shape of the head. And I love the care and tenderness of the man in V2.
x

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:08 AM

a super and sweet image.

billy

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:23 AM

Superb capture V1 and good to hear of the care.

B.

HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
24 Jan 2014 - 11:34 AM

V2 a portrait of mutual admiration. Lovely to see.

Maureen

Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:49 AM

Couple of lovely shots Lillian. Brilliant to see that Sweden has an active conservation ethic.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:51 AM

It was so interesting Mike to see and the gentleness taken, but it is also taught to the children at school
and they get the opportunity to go out with leaders (free) on weekends

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:52 AM

A fine head shot but I do like the empathic eye contact between the two in v2, Lillian.

Dave

briantjjones
briantjjones Plus Member 2briantjjones vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 12:04 PM

Lillian, Two lovely images, but the sharpness around the face on V1 is superb.
Brian J.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 12:13 PM

Two lovely shots but V2 has the 'Aaaaaaaah' factor.

gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
24 Jan 2014 - 12:20 PM

nice images SmileSmile

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:48 PM

OH--- to have this fine owl for a friend--

V1 a super portrait!

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:27 PM

No. 1 is a lovely portrait of this delightful bird ~ excellent detail captured in its face.

Albert

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:28 PM

So wonderful what's going on in Sweden.

Two beautiful captures, Lillian, and that is simply exquisite portraiture in V1. In V1 the owl looks like the sort of scarved lady you see in Matryoshka dolls Smile

Andrew

graceland
graceland  102516 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:31 PM

Grin

stunning

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 3:32 PM

What a superb bird Lillian. How wonderful for you to see them flying freely.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:05 PM

Very beautiful owl portrait Lillian and very interesting write up.
Joan.

mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:13 PM

Super images Lillian, such a lovely portrait in V1. Nice work.

Dave.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:15 PM

What a beautiful Owl Lillian, fabulous portrait in V1 and looks a real cute customer in V2 Smile

John Smile

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 4:22 PM

Two lovely images, love V1Smile

Eileen

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101129 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3118 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:52 PM

Two lovely shots.


W

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43922 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:04 PM

Beautiful feathery portraiture Lillian...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:31 PM

Stunning close up Lillian.
How do you ever catch up with all your travels?
Kate GrinGrinGrin

cabbie
cabbie Plus Member 8cabbie vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 5:32 PM

Have to agree two fine images Lillian

Bob

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:42 PM

Two good 'uns here, Lillian, but love the profile portrait in V1 Wink
Trev Smile

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 7:20 PM

A beautiful detailed setSmile
NettaSmile

anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
24 Jan 2014 - 7:23 PM

Two wonderful images

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 7:38 PM

Fine shots Lillian.
And thanks for your explanation.
I would have thought he was trying to strangle the poor bird in V2 !!
Mick.

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:13 PM

What fantastic image's.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1703 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:29 PM

V1 is beautiful, Lillian, and V1 shows us what you are talking about, a wonderful bond there.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:32 PM

Tremendous detail in the portrait in v1 and I like the interaction between the naturalist and the bird in v2

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111557 forum postsdark_lord vcard England174 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:52 PM

Lovely shot, and good to see there is a government somewhere taking wildlife and the environment seriously.
Keith

pks
pks  11 England
24 Jan 2014 - 9:51 PM

lovely owl

peter

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 10:20 PM

Brilliant shots Lillian. Love the write up. Cathy

capto
capto Plus Member 32235 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 10:22 PM

A beautiful bird, I do hope they thrive.Smile

ivor

ukgubbi
ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
25 Jan 2014 - 3:12 PM

Fantastic details and pov.

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 6:38 PM

A super close up shot
Ju

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