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Contemplation .... Short eared owl

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This was an image i have waited over six months to catch, watching the seo fly around for a while now. But new during winter to conserve enery that they would start using the posts. so under camo and waiting patiently for a long time i got my shot of this beauty. My heart was racing when he landed 10 metres in front of me on the post. Was very late so light was rubbish so i quicky went from 3200 ISO down to 800 and got 1/60 second shutter speed which luclkly gave me a sharp shot due to owl staying still for a short while on the post. He only stayed for about 30 seconds and flew off. Was thrilled to get this close to an amazing creature such as the seo. Taken with 7d Canon 400mm 2.8 is L

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Dec 2011 - 3:39 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Contemplation .... Short eared owl
Username:wardsteven wardsteven
Uploaded:9 Jan 2012 - 3:00 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 3:02 PM

Great capture, well worth the wait.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 3:04 PM

Excellent and lovely capture,
saeid

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skewey
skewey  731 forum posts England
9 Jan 2012 - 3:06 PM

These Owls definitely give a adrenalin rush when you capture one well worth the wait.

Paul

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 3:09 PM

A lovely capture..........Sandy

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raynerash
raynerash  2
9 Jan 2012 - 3:33 PM

lovely capture

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 4:40 PM

wonderful atmosphere the twilight is very fitting

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john_starkey
john_starkey e2 Member 3john_starkey vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 5:39 PM

Great shot and well worth waiting for,

John.

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Karen_Summers

Well done a bird I am addicted to photographing at the mo

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alfie99
alfie99  6 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:37 PM

You'v got patients,I'll give you that...lovely image..well done...Smile.Aled

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 3 England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:57 PM

Beautiful capture!
Sam.

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JohnGubbins
9 Jan 2012 - 8:55 PM

Great shot and good to get so close.Well done

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
10 Jan 2012 - 10:10 AM

Wonderful image!
IB

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