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A shot of one of the Barn Owls from the Hawk Conservancy Trust at Andover.

Driving home later that evening we were lucky enough to see a wild owl hunting and flying into it's barn to feed it's young, too dark to get any shot's but still great to watch.

thanks for looking.

Phil

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 170-500
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Barn Owl
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:2 Jun 2008 - 7:27 PM
Tags:General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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vagabond
vagabond e2 Member 838 forum postsvagabond vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 7:36 PM

Lovely sharp shot and clean b/g. Fine bird.
Jeff

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Dee73
Dee73 e2 Member 6Dee73 vcard England
2 Jun 2008 - 7:40 PM

great shot.
Damon

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DavidWhistlecraft
DavidWhistlecraft e2 Member 6DavidWhistlecraft vcard United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 - 7:42 PM

Nice one. Stunners to see at any time day or night

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bejker
bejker e2 Member 10bejker vcard United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 - 7:42 PM

great detail

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Naturesview
Naturesview e2 Member 1038 forum postsNaturesview vcard Scotland
2 Jun 2008 - 7:43 PM

Great shot .I love the DOF

Paul

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User_Removed
User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 7:44 PM

Superb "Barny" portrait Phil. Detail and tones are stunning.
MUST BE SEEN LARGE!!
Andrew

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BlackNinja
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2 Jun 2008 - 7:49 PM

awesome shot

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
2 Jun 2008 - 7:51 PM

Excellent image, nice detail,
Fred.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 7:58 PM

I never tire of this owl-- Super image of him!

Jennnn

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ChrisWallace
2 Jun 2008 - 8:07 PM

Superb image, lovely detail and sharp quality.
Chris

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fatmod
fatmod e2 Member 8fatmod vcard England
2 Jun 2008 - 8:13 PM

lovely detailed shot

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RubberBullets
RubberBullets e2 Member 13RubberBullets vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 8:19 PM

Such stunning birds, and very well caught.

Tim

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stevie
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2 Jun 2008 - 9:01 PM

Gorgeous detail

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Possum
Possum e2 Member 8148 forum postsPossum vcard England
2 Jun 2008 - 9:24 PM

A superbly sharp shot, Phil - well done Smile
Allie

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GalleryGirl
2 Jun 2008 - 9:28 PM

As usual this is a beauty! Stunning capture.
Marilyn x

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 10:43 PM

Great shot Phil. Congrats on your awards.
Ron

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bfgstew
bfgstew e2 Member 8668 forum postsbfgstew vcard England105 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 11:16 PM

Stunning capture my friend, detail is pin sharp and such a soft B/G really helps bring this magnificent bird out in all its glory.
Congrats on the HC, very well deserved.
Stew

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 11:32 PM

Thank you everybody, and a very big thank you to Pete for the HC, a great surprise and pleasure to get that.

Phil

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 12:59 AM

Beautiful shot, nice exposure, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Skye24Blue
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3 Jun 2008 - 3:33 AM

Congrats for the HC, Phil. This shot is simply superb.
Take care, Mac

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 8:09 AM

Fabulous portrait Phil,well done on receiving the award.
Tom.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 8:37 AM

A stunning portrait, well worth the awards.

regards
Ken

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 10:35 AM

Superb shot Phil - beautifully detailed.
Congrats on the HC.
Brian.

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ChristineL
3 Jun 2008 - 2:44 PM

a beautiful capture,
Chris.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 4:47 PM

I'll have to call you PhilHC, I think.
This beautiful image has been well rewarded.

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rmr
rmr e2 Member 7rmr vcard Wales
3 Jun 2008 - 8:59 PM

superb capture phil ,wonderful details
mark

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 9:41 PM

Super detail in the plumage,
Johanna

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janet
janet e2 Member 1227 forum postsjanet vcard England
6 Jun 2008 - 2:40 PM

Wow! Superb image Phil!

Jan.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 8:09 PM

A beautiful barnowl portrait Phil, this is one of your very best. Congratulations on a fully deserved HC award

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6 Feb 2009 - 9:20 PM

absolutely wonderful

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ltj22
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29 Jul 2009 - 12:25 AM

Stunning owl portrat, great bokeh. Len

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