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Taken at Old Warden Bird of Prey centre. I watched as the owl on the left moved closer and then looked as if it was whispering to the one on the right, probably saying something like "not another one of those photographers" or "quick show your best side".
Other suggestions welcome.

Camera:EOS20D
Lens:100-400mmIS
Title:Whispering sweet nothings
Username:simons simons
Uploaded:10 Dec 2004 - 1:47 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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jan's
jan's e2 Member 10jan's vcard
10 Dec 2004 - 1:50 PM

Excellent shot.
CLICK..

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mr g
mr g e2 Member 10403 forum postsmr g vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2004 - 1:51 PM

Very nice shot - a nice moment captured. One of my children rejoiced in telling everyone who would listen today this joke - What is the most common type of owl found in Britain?








A teatowel!!!
Was funny at first but got less so after hearing it several times
Rob

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elcid
elcid e2 Member 10150 forum postselcid vcard England
10 Dec 2004 - 1:57 PM

Great shot.
I can see this going on and on with the jokes.
Ok, here is mine.
I don't give a hoot whoose watching us.
SORRY.

Bill.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110598 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2004 - 2:02 PM

'You go and sit on his head, I'll grab his camera and get the shot - it has to be worth at least an "HC"' ?

Brian

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RichardB
RichardB e2 Member 10328 forum postsRichardB vcard United Kingdom
10 Dec 2004 - 2:03 PM

Delightful shot - just right, captured the detail and the soft of the feathers. well done Smile

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grom
grom e2 Member 10239 forum postsgrom vcard
10 Dec 2004 - 2:05 PM

nice shot, caption wise.."a word to the wise"

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barnowlcentre
barnowlcentre e2 Member 1044 forum postsbarnowlcentre vcard
10 Dec 2004 - 2:07 PM

Nicely captured Simon.

Reference the Joke Rob, should be the flattess Owl (teatowel)

Try this one.
There is an Owl with a 6ft wingspan flying away from bright direct sunlight, when he turns & flys back direct into the bright sun, why does he only have a 3ft wingspan?

For the answer you will need to follow the instructions below. Goog Luck lol






Put one arm to one side making it fully stretched like a wing, then flap like mad with it, cover your eyes with the other hand whilst you are doing this to block out what would be the strong sun.............. There you go lol you now have a 3ft wings span lol











Don't tell me you are flapping your wing blind folded... lol

Oh Oh... I think I need to get out a bit more lol

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lyne
lyne e2 Member 10lyne vcard
10 Dec 2004 - 2:18 PM

Stunning capture,lovely colour and detail.lyne

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photopharm
photopharm e2 Member 10154 forum postsphotopharm vcard England
10 Dec 2004 - 2:24 PM

Lovely image. Is she saying 'Does my bum look big in this?'
Click!
Pauline

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vfr400
vfr400 e2 Member 13886 forum postsvfr400 vcard
10 Dec 2004 - 4:02 PM

"You'd think by now he could afford a better backdrop!"

lovely image.
chris

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2004 - 8:19 PM

Great shot, - sharp!

W

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pea
pea Junior e2 Member 10pea vcard
10 Dec 2004 - 10:33 PM

Perfectly timed and titled

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tartanlady
tartanlady e2 Member 1058 forum poststartanlady vcard Scotland
11 Dec 2004 - 1:08 AM

What a well timed shot, Excellent clarity colour and detail. Love your title.
Louise

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BrianM
BrianM e2 Member 11BrianM vcard United Kingdom
11 Dec 2004 - 8:52 AM

Quite cute, nice capture with an apt title, I like it.

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helen&peter
helen&peter e2 Member 1098 forum postshelen&peter vcard
12 Dec 2004 - 9:25 AM

Lovely shot. He's saying 'My place or yours' Click
Helen

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hobbs
hobbs e2 Member 101234 forum postshobbs vcard United Kingdom
12 Dec 2004 - 11:03 AM

Very nice shot, well caught. :o)
Nick

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
12 Dec 2004 - 11:50 AM

Hello Simon, a lovely crisp clear bird shot with great detail and colours...such pretty markings and expertly executed. click
Doug.

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kinfatric
kinfatric e2 Member 10550 forum postskinfatric vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2004 - 2:13 PM

Good shot they may be saying we're going to have to start charging for this.

kin.

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daffydill56
daffydill56 e2 Member 11190 forum postsdaffydill56 vcard United Kingdom
12 Dec 2004 - 11:02 PM

You have captured the moment perfectly here Simon. Good detail and well presented.

Fran

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simons
simons e2 Member 10simons vcard
13 Dec 2004 - 11:25 AM

Thanks for all the comments, and suggested captions - lol

Simon

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pfheyes
pfheyes e2 Member 10254 forum postspfheyes vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2004 - 11:37 AM

A very appealing shot - really well done.

Pete

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
14 Dec 2004 - 5:45 AM

EXCELLENT!

Jouko

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faulknerstv
faulknerstv e2 Member 1089 forum postsfaulknerstv vcard United Kingdom
14 Dec 2004 - 12:01 PM

great shot

re your comment on my red kite pic, you can get very close to them here in oxfordshire as they have been released as part of a re-introduction programme see www.chilternsaonb.org for local walks etc

best wishes Steve

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deavilin
deavilin e2 Member 10339 forum postsdeavilin vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2004 - 12:53 PM

Lovely detailSmile

Charlotte

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aunt sally
aunt sally e2 Member 11110 forum postsaunt sally vcard United Kingdom
17 Dec 2004 - 4:50 AM

A very appealing and cute capture !
Good details as well!
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Sharon

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2004 - 6:37 AM

" Whispering so no one else can hear us "A great capture. So well caught and photographed .

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Ginger
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23 Dec 2004 - 12:19 PM

Lovely detail on the plumage. Wonderfully graceful birds. Another good wildlife picture. Ginger.

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gooney
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24 Dec 2004 - 12:39 AM

nice pair of hooters!!!

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itinerario
itinerario e2 Member 1142 forum postsitinerario vcard Netherlands
17 Jan 2005 - 6:23 AM

Good capture of these beautiful birds.

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chris_taylor
chris_taylor Junior Member 9161 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Feb 2005 - 12:47 PM

Well captured Simon,...."hey look, he's got a 20D"....cheers,chris.

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes e2 Member 9Hawkgenes vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2005 - 2:48 PM

Fantastic Simon. They clearly like each other. I love the pic.

Hawk

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