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The Barn Owl (tyto alba)
A beautiful Owl that is high on my list of favourite birds.
Barn Owls are mostly nocturnal but may well be seen before sunset if they have young to feed. Catches voles, mice, rats and the occasional small bird.
I hope you will like it.
Many thanks to all the people that managed to vote/comment on the previous Eagle Owl and, as ever, particular thanks to Richard (dickspics) Peter (handlers studio) and Mike (mike smith) for the most welcome UA's. Thanks everyone.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jan 2014 - 11:33 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Barn Owl
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:18 Apr 2014 - 4:24 PM
Tags:Birds, Nature, Owls, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife
Votes:77
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Views:196
Unique Views:100

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
18 Apr 2014 - 4:46 PM

Excellent image Ron, great detail captured,
Fred.

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 5:05 PM

Superbly captured, Ron - what a beautiful bird!
Richard

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 5:06 PM

An excellent capture of the beautiful barn owl Ron..

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TonyDy
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18 Apr 2014 - 5:14 PM

Great shot, Ron.
Tony

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 5:15 PM

A wonderful image of this beautiful owl, Ron. Carol

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tomcat
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18 Apr 2014 - 5:27 PM

Perfect exposure and detail Ron

Trust you are all OK down there

Adrian

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 5:33 PM

Lovely image,

Ali Grin

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Ayoob
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18 Apr 2014 - 5:37 PM

Great capture......GrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 5:37 PM

isnt he just perfect
A great capture by you

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 7:31 PM

fine shot Ron makes a change for me not to be lastWink

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2271 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 8:05 PM

What a magnificent capture...a beautiful owl

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 9:21 PM

A beautiful capture.
(Have heard them twice this week in Southern Brittany, France, at about 3pm which seems so unusual)
Ju

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 10:11 PM

Superb & beautifully-framed natural Barn Owl Image rendering!~

~ Peter Wink

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cheesey
cheesey  9 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2014 - 10:34 PM

Another great shot Ron, very nicely captured / presented.
Cheesey.

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sparrowhawk
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18 Apr 2014 - 10:56 PM

gorgeous

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2014 - 11:03 PM

Very fine shot with such good detail in the shadowed plumage and with a nice catch of light in the eye.
R.

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franken
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19 Apr 2014 - 9:46 AM

Wonderful wildlife capture, Ron.

Ken

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helenlinda
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19 Apr 2014 - 11:37 AM

Lovely detail and capture Ron SmileSmile
Helen

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mex
mex  7 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2014 - 12:47 PM

Wink winner.
cheers phil.

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2014 - 12:54 PM

They area such lovely, dignified birds. This portrait of it is stunning.
(I had a merlin at my feeder yesterday. Somehow I don't think he was looking for sun flower seedsSmileSmile)

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2014 - 5:14 PM

A superb image with great detail, Ron.

Ray

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Brian65
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19 Apr 2014 - 7:06 PM

Love this shot Ron.
Brian

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 6:30 AM

A wonderful image of a bird which is also one of my favourites.
You have done well here, Ron, taken in shade, but still getting a catchlight.
I also like the colour rendition and your detailing is always perfect.

Happy Easter, Ron.
Simon

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Oleg_Lobzin
20 Apr 2014 - 1:19 PM

Brilliant shot! Amazing! Excellent captured!
Sincerely, Oleg!

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Glostopcat
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20 Apr 2014 - 3:24 PM

A beautiful barnowl portrait Ron, the eye contact with your subject is excellent. You've really excelled yourself here

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Mike_Smith
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20 Apr 2014 - 7:28 PM

Beautiful Barn Owl shot Ron

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21 Apr 2014 - 2:13 PM

a well recorded image of the beautiful barn owl. lovely colours and detail and a nicely captured pose.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2014 - 4:48 PM

Well I can reply to your compliment, how on earth did you spot this one? I always admire people who manage to get a picture of an owl, took me ages to get a tucan or a woodpecker at home. Still haven't managed a hoopoo !

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25 Apr 2014 - 8:32 PM

Top shot ron
mike

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2 May 2014 - 7:55 AM

A beauty Ron. First class. A

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1 Jun 2014 - 4:29 PM

Perfect! Such a proud bird!
Johanna

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