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At the falconry last october, I tried to capture this owl in flight with my old Tamron lens.
It hard a hard time focussing quick enough while I had a hard time tracking the owl through the viewfinder.
This image is not (IMHO) the best that I took that day, but it really shows off these wide wings that unfold completely during flight. They are so wide that they did not fit within the frame!

I also like the determination in his eyes: he knew where the bait was!

Like to hear your opinion.
Jacqueline

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Tamron 80-200 (very old one) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Wide Spread
Username:webjam webjam
Uploaded:19 Feb 2009 - 5:02 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Falconry, Flight, Owl, Pets / captive animals, Wide, Wildlife / nature, Wings
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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 5:06 PM

Cracking shot
Steve

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motorsportpictures

Brilliant capture.
Scott

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 5:46 PM

Beautiful capture

Stace

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 5:52 PM

Beautiful image well captured
Alexa

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jclaydon1
jclaydon1  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 6:03 PM

i love the tones in the background and the sharpness of the owl beautiful capture it is a shame the ends of the wings are not in but we all do the best we can

regards

Julie

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GrahamNobles
19 Feb 2009 - 6:04 PM

That's good enough Jacqueline! And as you say, the eyes are what you focus on, and thy're perfect.
Graham

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 6:28 PM

Super capture and spot on with the head detail, sometimes thats life when the wings dont fit in but its the detail and sharpness that make upfor it
Super capture
Richard

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 6:51 PM

spot on focus
Linda Smile

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Gazzten
Gazzten  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 6:58 PM

As you say, the eye is great and it does show the span of the wing but I do think the whole of the wings need to be in the shot. Then again the only owl shot I ever got was when it was tethered to a post!!
ps You have some great images in your p/f excellent.
Garry

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 8:48 PM

Wonderful shot...Super detail....Sandy

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
19 Feb 2009 - 8:52 PM

Very impressive bird and great image. JNC

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 9:01 PM

Abolutely stunning image, very well timed, very well worth all the effort .
Hugh

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 9:21 PM

Superbly captured. You did extremely well and timed him perfectly,
Great detail, great image.
Steve.

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Traceyflowerpots

Great capture, nicely timed, lovely detail.

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BreadandShutter
29 Apr 2009 - 10:54 AM

stunning capture

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