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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
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 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 e2 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 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:22 AM

Two fine shots, Lillian.

Ray

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:22 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
andy

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 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 e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:54 AM

Two excellent images, Lillian.

Richard

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:57 AM

Super shots!

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:57 AM

Two fine images Lillian!!

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard 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
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 9:08 AM

Two superb images Lillian, V1 has to be my favourite

Hugh

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Jan 2014 - 9:09 AM

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

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2188 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 e2 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 e2 Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 9:40 AM

Beautiful shots.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 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 e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 9:59 AM

Two lovely images of this beautiful owlSmile
Carole

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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 e2 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
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
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 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 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 e2 Member 64430 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 e2 Member 3williamsloan 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 e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
24 Jan 2014 - 11:34 AM

V2 a portrait of mutual admiration. Lovely to see.

Maureen

Mike_Young
24 Jan 2014 - 11:49 AM

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

Lillian
Lillian e2 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 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 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
24 Jan 2014 - 12:04 PM

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

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 12:13 PM

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

gwynn56
gwynn56  263 forum posts England
24 Jan 2014 - 12:20 PM

nice images SmileSmile

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 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 e2 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 e2 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  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:31 PM

Grin

stunning

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 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 e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:05 PM

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

mistere
mistere e2 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 e2 Member 8lifesnapper 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 10865 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2860 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 4:52 PM

Two lovely shots.


W

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:04 PM

Beautiful feathery portraiture Lillian...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 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 e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 5:32 PM

Have to agree two fine images Lillian

Bob

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 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 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 7:20 PM

A beautiful detailed setSmile
NettaSmile

anglingandyq
24 Jan 2014 - 7:23 PM

Two wonderful images

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 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 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:13 PM

What fantastic image's.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8768 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1596 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 e2 Member 8234 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 101474 forum postsdark_lord vcard England128 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  10 England
24 Jan 2014 - 9:51 PM

lovely owl

peter

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 - 10:20 PM

Brilliant shots Lillian. Love the write up. Cathy

capto
capto e2 Member 21139 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 10:22 PM

A beautiful bird, I do hope they thrive.Smile

ivor

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
25 Jan 2014 - 3:12 PM

Fantastic details and pov.

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 6:38 PM

A super close up shot
Ju

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