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Short Earred Owl captured a shortwhile ago today. This owl was one of four hunting across afield in North Wales.
Car as hide.
Bean bag.
Iso 200
1/1250 th
Sunny But high winds.
Only managed to get acouple of shots before this bird went to ground with its quarry.
Comments and critique welcome.Thanks for looking.
Paul

Camera:Canon 20d
Lens:Canon 500 MM F4 IS
Recording media:Raw
Title:Owl Stir
Username:skewey skewey
Uploaded:14 Jan 2007 - 6:02 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
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cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 6:05 PM

Stunning, Large Veiw F A B.

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davidcollins
davidcollins e2 Member 9103 forum postsdavidcollins vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 6:05 PM

cracking shot love those eyes and the colours well caught.

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geoffash26
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 - 6:05 PM

Contrast and or saturation on the bird looks a little over done on my screen otherwise a cracking capture
Geoff

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mattberry
mattberry e2 Member 10259 forum postsmattberry vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 6:08 PM

Wow thats one intense look on its face! This is sheer class my friend. A winner of a shot if ever I saw one!

Matt

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  8356 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 - 6:08 PM

superb shot.lucky you.great look in those eyes
sandy

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 6:09 PM

The bird looks a little over sharpened, however this is still an excellent capture, better than any bird in flight image I've taken

Sean

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BertC
BertC  829 forum posts Malta
14 Jan 2007 - 6:10 PM

Works fine on my screen ... stunning !!!
Bert

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pitball45
pitball45  8 England
14 Jan 2007 - 6:12 PM

good shot.

jamie

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 6:13 PM

I challenge anyone to pick the bones out of this, wonderful shot, my only gripe is that it isn't mine...Humph Smile

Ade

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KatieR
KatieR  106197 forum posts6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 6:15 PM

Lovely to see them head-on in flight. The setting is good and natural, too.

I must say that the eyes are a little strange, however - maybe they seem a bit bright or saturated for the distance? Not sure.

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Psin
Psin  966 forum posts England
14 Jan 2007 - 6:21 PM

Those eyes are amazing !!!!

Pete

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TerryBaxter
14 Jan 2007 - 6:29 PM

Way beyond my scope, so all I can say is I agree wholeheartedly with Ade. Magnificent image.

Terry.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
14 Jan 2007 - 6:33 PM

A breathtaking capture, this is EC material

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Sland
Sland  7225 forum posts Scotland
14 Jan 2007 - 6:36 PM

Astonishing shot. Well done.

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LongDucDong
14 Jan 2007 - 6:36 PM

One of the best owl photos Ive ever seen, superb shot!!!!!!!!!

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John_Wannop
John_Wannop e2 Member 954 forum postsJohn_Wannop vcard Wales
14 Jan 2007 - 6:44 PM

Out standing capture Paul.

Well taken.

john

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 9
14 Jan 2007 - 6:44 PM

Brilliant
Pauline

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Bluke
Bluke  9303 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 6:45 PM

excellent photography...

Babs

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jamil
jamil  8 Scotland
14 Jan 2007 - 6:47 PM

Just superb.
Ahmed.

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JohnEW
JohnEW  7
14 Jan 2007 - 6:47 PM

First shot I remember seeing of an owl absolutely head-on. The forground grass just makes the composition for me.
John

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Malc_V
Malc_V  8 England
14 Jan 2007 - 6:51 PM

Magnificent capture.

Brilliant.

Malc.

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Newtman
Newtman  85 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 7:04 PM

I agree with Ade, I can but be jealous of this excellent shot.

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 7:07 PM

wonderful capture

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oldbiddy
oldbiddy  8 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 - 7:13 PM

Stunning shot

Biddy

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garymc
garymc  9 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 7:51 PM

that is an amazing photo. really well done.

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 8:19 PM

Very nice, yet to turn up in my area which is not good.
They're normally about by now but it hasen't been cold enough up north or abroad to make them move to warmer areas.. :-(

Great capture.
Tony

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
14 Jan 2007 - 8:30 PM

Thanks to everybody for all the pleasing comments again thanks for looking.
Paul

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adderman
adderman  81 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2007 - 11:12 PM

Simply awesome.. such detail and sharpness, very well captured showing great field craft.

Brett.

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egsy
egsy  7
15 Jan 2007 - 2:14 AM

hi paul

quality shot well done my friend

best

eric slps

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CP_01
CP_01  9
15 Jan 2007 - 3:10 AM

WOW...
What a catch!
Great work.

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freybird
freybird  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2007 - 12:28 PM

Superb, any chance of telling me where these were taken? (Bird-watcher aswell). Geoff

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 - 10:25 PM

Wow!What a shot with fantastic timing,excellent detail and presentation,love it.


Mo.

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2007 - 11:49 PM

Excellent shot, feels like he is coming right out of the screen! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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arpix
arpix  9 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2007 - 8:41 PM

wow!!!! those eyes are mesmerizing!

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nikonf4s
nikonf4s  8 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2007 - 8:26 PM

Great image! well done!

Tony

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starliz
starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2007 - 8:32 PM

can only add wow,superb.

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yjjeep
yjjeep  10
21 Jan 2007 - 3:00 AM

Perfect eye detail.Nice job.

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SamGillespie
1 Feb 2007 - 9:40 PM

Wow! What a capture! Love the detail on the face.
Sam

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nolongeramember

First class.. excellent shot..!!!

NikkiSmile

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Tony_Baloni
1 Mar 2007 - 9:47 PM

Blown away by this one... A hundred times better than the usual captive bird shots.

You're the man. Get your personal details in to we see who you are.

All the Best.

Tony...

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uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2007 - 6:48 PM

agree with Tony...

This is either luck or skill or both Wink

As in the wild its a cracker and whipes most captive shots out the water.

Tommy

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limmy62
limmy62  7 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2007 - 10:34 AM

Terrific Impact with the large sharp eyes,
crisp subject and DOF
R

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