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Another Norfolk Barn Owl hunting at dusk, this one my good mate Chinny found.... Nice work mate... Wink

Thanks for looking.

Camera:Canon eos-1d mk11 N
Lens:600 F4 1.4XTC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Norfolk Jewel
Username:albi albi
Uploaded:6 Dec 2008 - 9:16 PM
Tags:Barn owl, Birds, Hunting, Norfolk, Sunset, Wildlife / nature
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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:20 PM

So lovely against that background.
Penny

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Scotscraig
6 Dec 2008 - 9:20 PM

Great picture and unusal in that the barn owl appears to be looking at you.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:21 PM

its a beauty.lesley

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
6 Dec 2008 - 9:23 PM

What a shot, lovely.
freda

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 11577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:26 PM

Stunning work as always Tony

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motorsportpictures

this is a stunner, very well timed and the detail is superb...
scott

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Tigress
Tigress  6 Scotland
6 Dec 2008 - 9:32 PM

Fantastic shot - he appears to be "clocking" you!
I love barn owls and this is the best I have seen for a while. Fantastic!

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Tigress
Tigress  6 Scotland
6 Dec 2008 - 9:33 PM

P.S. I don't value the click system- this desrves lots more !!!!!

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:34 PM

Great in flight capture

Stace

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:36 PM

this is an excellent well timed shot and with the owl looking at you makes it even more special as tigress says this deserve more
Neil

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 13489 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:36 PM

Lovely shot. Great detail and lovely colours.

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:39 PM

Yes, the Barn Owl is looking at me, my cameras so loud when it fires it could wake the dead.... :-( not really the best tool when trying to get images of a bird that hunts by sound...

Thanks for the comments everyone.
Tony

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skydivemike
6 Dec 2008 - 9:40 PM

As always in a class of 1.

Mike

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:47 PM

A perfect shot me thinkks
JEn

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rossi
rossi  11142 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:50 PM

Awesome

Ian

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jbailey
jbailey  698 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 - 9:51 PM

What a great shot - made even better because he is looking at you!

Jenny

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iancam
iancam  6 England
6 Dec 2008 - 9:52 PM

Stunner
Ian

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:53 PM

What a wonderful image, superb photography, could not get much better.
David

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:54 PM

A photographic work of art in every way!
Terry

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Mounters
Mounters  784 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 9:59 PM

What a masterpiece

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scunny_chris
6 Dec 2008 - 9:59 PM

Brilliant ...background is great ,lighting is great ....and you couldn't have asked for a better timed capture of the owl. First rate.

Chris

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
6 Dec 2008 - 10:02 PM

Another cracker Tony.
Paul

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dalecath
dalecath  860 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 10:04 PM

Yes a nother cracking shot Tony.
Its funny when your shutter go's and they look round but its not long before they carry on hunting.

Dale

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southsnapper
6 Dec 2008 - 10:09 PM

Great image in every way Smile

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candlish
candlish  8
6 Dec 2008 - 10:17 PM

Nice Barny shot mate, great its looking at you.

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8869 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 10:19 PM

I think this is a fantastic shot.

Alan.

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shelldud
shelldud  6 England
6 Dec 2008 - 10:28 PM

an absolute stunning shot

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nolongeramember

the Golden light is to die for ... such a richness and beautiful... perspective Tony

Nikki

ps it was probably askin..." hev yew gotta loight boy "

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72328 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 11:29 PM

This is such a great image.

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102188 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2008 - 11:31 PM

Excellent shot. the fact he seems to be looking at you makes it even better Grin
matt

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 - 11:46 PM

wow superb
bunSmile

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WOZZERHART
7 Dec 2008 - 12:28 AM

BIG WOW. Stunning shot.
Graham

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nigelpye
nigelpye  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 12:48 AM

Like it Tony, the Barnie season has begun, love that stare. Cheers

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diver pete
diver pete  1071 forum posts New Zealand1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 2:49 AM

Awesome image. Beautiful light!

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bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 6:45 AM

Perfect Tony simple as that....
Stewart

Am awarding you my user award, it was a tight call between you and Clint, but this one just edges it, congrats, very well deserved.

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 7:26 AM

amazing capture. how long did you have to wait?
regards
yung

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shaks
shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 7:54 AM

And looking straight at you. Good work indeed.

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 101198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 10:21 AM

Just about perfect to my eye.
Steve

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 5:21 PM

In Norfolk light! Tony. Ron.

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proberts
proberts  10218 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 6:38 PM

Stunning capture Tony.Fabulous warmth and love the catchlights.
Andrew.

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 7:54 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments and personal awards, much appreciated....

Tony

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harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 9:05 PM

Awesome, absolutely awesome. The detail and colours are superb.

Paul

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Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 10:29 AM

super

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 5:53 PM

They don't come any better than this Tony, excellent.
Geoff.

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2008 - 7:17 PM

Superb.
Fran

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2008 - 4:26 PM

Splendid as always Albi
Great eye contact on the fly by
Richard

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Alexanderdiplock

Wowzer! What a once in a lifetime moment!

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