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Photographed today in North Wales.

Camera:Cannon EOS 10 D
Lens:Canon 500mm f4+1.4ext
Recording media:N/A
Title:Short Eared Owl*
Username:ron thomas ron thomas
Uploaded:19 Mar 2005 - 1:51 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Lucas_Ade
Lucas_Ade e2 Member 925 forum postsLucas_Ade vcard
19 Mar 2005 - 1:53 PM

Wild? Fantastic!

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ron thomas
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19 Mar 2005 - 1:55 PM

Well quite annoyed... (thanks,)

Ron.

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rusty
rusty e2 Member 11rusty vcard Canada
19 Mar 2005 - 1:56 PM

Nice picture and good use of natural light.

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2005 - 2:03 PM

Wow, brilliant shot Ron! Gorgeous bird, the perfect perch and great background! Spot On! CLick!!!

Greg

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MickS
MickS e2 Member 9MickS vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2005 - 2:06 PM

Watcha Ron,
excellent composition, colour and texture, natural history record well seen and caught and should grace any book on British and European birds, eyes pin sharp, guddun.
best
Mick

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Cristian
Cristian e2 Member 10950 forum postsCristian vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2005 - 2:07 PM

Great shot with good dof.

(click)

Cristian

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terry_cavner
terry_cavner e2 Member 10332 forum poststerry_cavner vcard United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 - 2:10 PM

spot-on

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dalischone
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:11 PM

Fantastic shot, great detail and clarity. Love the light focusing on the bird.

Tracy

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ron thomas
ron thomas e2 Member 10ron thomas vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2005 - 2:16 PM

Thanks for the comments. At least 4 and possibly 5 of these owls have moved onto a developing industrial estate in North Wales. By parking the car at the edge of one of the vacant plots and waiting, one is usually rewarded by the sight of one of thes magnificent birds flying close by. I was very lucky today because this individual landed on a perch placed there especially by a keen photographer (other than me). That photographer was not there today but I am very grateful to whoever it was! The bird's left eye and most of the left side of his face was slightly darker than the right and I have adjusted this in the software, the background has not been changed.

Ron.

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chrisbastow
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:16 PM

Cracking CB

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Pete_g
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:24 PM

Superb Ron

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Lucas_Ade
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:27 PM

That's interesting, I was talking to a chap at Parkgate a few weeks back and he was saying there was an industrial estate near him in N.Wales where he would go and just sit in his car and they would fly around. Maybe it was you, or the guy who put the perch there?

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bassan
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:27 PM

good shot

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User_Removed
19 Mar 2005 - 2:29 PM

I really love this one. Beautifully exposed (and sensitively adjusted).
Brett

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simon butterworth
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:31 PM

Fantastic!
Simon.

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wallypics
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:36 PM

Lovely shot! Smile

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Ian G W
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:41 PM

Good one.
Ian

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Falconer
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:51 PM

amazing! click

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john_satriani
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:51 PM

wow!so clear.breathtaking.click

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AlanMD
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:52 PM

Superb. What! you werent at the Wales v Ireland game? Alan.

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Tom_H
Tom_H e2 Member 1048 forum postsTom_H vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2005 - 2:57 PM

Lovely shot Ron, well done.

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raptor
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19 Mar 2005 - 2:59 PM

Cracker

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klewis
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19 Mar 2005 - 3:09 PM

You nailed this one Ron Smile. Beautiful study

click

ps as I travel from Gloucester to Anglesey tomorrow do I turn left or right at Bangor to find them? *grin*

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cambirder
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19 Mar 2005 - 3:27 PM

Fantastic shot, nice to see a real wild owl shot for a change.

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face of fading youth
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19 Mar 2005 - 3:28 PM

Crisp as!! Well shot.
Steve H.

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phiggy
phiggy e2 Member 13phiggy vcard United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 - 3:32 PM

Superb capture.
Stunning image and detail.
click.
Phil

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
19 Mar 2005 - 3:53 PM

Superb shot, Ron - just look at those wonderful eyes.

Mari

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ericfaragh
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19 Mar 2005 - 4:35 PM

Top class image, great light and clarity. Well done Ron, excellent work.

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lovelylindax
19 Mar 2005 - 4:41 PM

Wow - that is such a brillian shot! x

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AngieLatham
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19 Mar 2005 - 5:41 PM

Fantastic image Ron, very very good work Grin
CLICK
Angie*

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stevebutler
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20 Mar 2005 - 12:12 AM

This is a cracker Ron. Even more so by the fact that it is natural and not a captive bird. You have uploaded some fabulous work recently. Keep up the good work.

Steve!

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suleesia
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20 Mar 2005 - 1:18 AM

Classy image!! Perfect shot..! congrats, Ron.

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Denise
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20 Mar 2005 - 3:03 AM

Ron, I think I'm about to be sick lol. What an amazing and wild capture. I see that you are putting your new 500mm lens to great use. Fantastic!!!!!

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gary900r
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20 Mar 2005 - 4:20 AM

Superb shot Ron.

Gary

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ron thomas
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20 Mar 2005 - 11:37 AM

A very big thank-you to all who have commented.
Best wishes,

Ron.

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sinzine
sinzine e2 Member 1037 forum postssinzine vcard United Kingdom
20 Mar 2005 - 11:37 AM

Excellent Ron, such sharp detail and colours all superb! very well taken.

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pfheyes
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20 Mar 2005 - 11:58 AM

I think they are magnificent looking birds and you've captured it in beautiful light. I was a birdwatcher when I was a kid, and I saw one of these that was passing through the area where I lived. Brings back memories. Smile

Pete

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clive burrow
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20 Mar 2005 - 12:25 PM

Super shot Ron, very nice indeed

Clive

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billma
billma e2 Member 11119 forum postsbillma vcard United States
20 Mar 2005 - 12:52 PM

Excellent capture. Got the light even in both eyes which can be challenging with one of these. What a lens combo.

bill

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u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
20 Mar 2005 - 1:51 PM

Stunning. Very envious Smile

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mikeweeks
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20 Mar 2005 - 2:49 PM

How did i miss this one, stunning. Click. Mike

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Tom_Charles
20 Mar 2005 - 4:26 PM

A superb image Ron. Beautifully lit.

Tom

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zippie
zippie e2 Member 111329 forum postszippie vcard England
22 Mar 2005 - 5:16 PM

Glad to make this no 50 !!!

Super shot Ron

(You won the lottery ??? 500mm !!)

LOL

Andy

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deemac
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7 Nov 2005 - 4:43 PM

Stunning! Bet that helped you feel better about shelling out for the 500 f4!

Dave.

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anthhope
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29 Aug 2006 - 8:56 PM

Fantastic photo

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2007 - 6:28 PM

Beautiful birds these, on a lookout post to. On my hit list, seen plenty never managed one as good as this Ron. Ron.

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vlaaitje
vlaaitje  7 Netherlands
29 Jan 2007 - 10:03 PM

what a gorgeous bird.......perfect depth...superB

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 - 11:42 AM

Superb

John

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24 Aug 2008 - 10:44 PM

fantastic photo ron classic pose of a great bird well captured mate frank

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TerryMcK
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11 Dec 2008 - 9:02 PM

Incredible image, Ron. Needle sharp & well composed. Wish it had been my capture!
Terry

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