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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  925 forum posts
19 Mar 2005 - 1:53 PM

Wild? Fantastic!

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ron thomas
ron thomas e2 Member 10ron thomas vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2005 - 1:55 PM

Well quite annoyed... (thanks,)

Ron.

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rusty
rusty  11 Canada
19 Mar 2005 - 1:56 PM

Nice picture and good use of natural light.

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 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  9 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  9950 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2005 - 2:07 PM

Great shot with good dof.

(click)

Cristian

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terry_cavner
19 Mar 2005 - 2:10 PM

spot-on

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dalischone
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
19 Mar 2005 - 2:16 PM

Cracking CB

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Pete_g
Pete_g  9301 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 - 2:24 PM

Superb Ron

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Lucas_Ade
Lucas_Ade  925 forum posts
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
bassan  11
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

Fantastic!
Simon.

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wallypics
wallypics  9
19 Mar 2005 - 2:36 PM

Lovely shot! Smile

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Ian G W
Ian G W  11396 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2005 - 2:41 PM

Good one.
Ian

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Falconer
Falconer  9
19 Mar 2005 - 2:51 PM

amazing! click

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john_satriani
19 Mar 2005 - 2:51 PM

wow!so clear.breathtaking.click

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AlanMD
AlanMD  9
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  948 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2005 - 2:57 PM

Lovely shot Ron, well done.

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raptor
raptor  9
19 Mar 2005 - 2:59 PM

Cracker

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klewis
klewis  101870 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
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

Crisp as!! Well shot.
Steve H.

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phiggy
phiggy  12 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 - 3:32 PM

Superb capture.
Stunning image and detail.
click.
Phil

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
19 Mar 2005 - 3:53 PM

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

Mari

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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
19 Mar 2005 - 5:41 PM

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

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stevebutler
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
suleesia  9176 forum posts Malaysia
20 Mar 2005 - 1:18 AM

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

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Denise
Denise  12279 forum posts
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
gary900r  10474 forum posts England
20 Mar 2005 - 4:20 AM

Superb shot Ron.

Gary

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ron thomas
ron thomas e2 Member 10ron thomas vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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  937 forum posts 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
pfheyes  10254 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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
clive burrow e2 Member 1071 forum postsclive burrow vcard United Kingdom
20 Mar 2005 - 12:25 PM

Super shot Ron, very nice indeed

Clive

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts 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
mikeweeks  9952 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
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  101329 forum posts 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  8 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
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
anthhope  8 England
29 Aug 2006 - 8:56 PM

Fantastic photo

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 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  6 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 - 11:42 AM

Superb

John

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fwatts  6
24 Aug 2008 - 10:44 PM

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

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2008 - 9:02 PM

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

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