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ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
4 Apr 2013 9:41AM
Absolutely stunning!!!!! wow

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4 Apr 2013 9:43AM
Superb image. Very skillful, very beautiful.
4 Apr 2013 10:20AM
Love this one, beautiful.

4 Apr 2013 10:22AM
Beautiful lighting and composition
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
4 Apr 2013 12:37PM
Like the light and good timing for this - congrats on the HC
Regards Richard
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 12:49PM
A worthy HC winner Ian.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 1:13PM
A superb natural history photo Ian, love the composition and subtle evening tones

Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
4 Apr 2013 1:20PM
Oh Wow now that is an image to die for. Well done. PSmile
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
4 Apr 2013 1:32PM
For what it's worth, the Wood Mice we have visit the garden have been very quiet of late too, we've put it down to the exceptionally cold weather (again). I would suspect the field vole population where this was taken is the same, that and the the fact the owls may well be incubating the eggs at the moment. I'd have thought it a little too early for that though, but who knows? Smile Cracking image BTW and very worthy of the HC, have my User award for good measure! Smile
rogerdoger 5 13
4 Apr 2013 1:56PM
One of the best Barn Owl shots I have ever seen. Its lovely that it is not too big in the frame and the lighting, composition ,framing and sharpness are all absolutely perfect. Beautiful.
Regards Roger
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
4 Apr 2013 1:57PM
Stunning light in this beautiful capture......Sandy
billydo Plus
13 79 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 5:00PM
Just magic... well composed, beautiful light and processing too.

zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
4 Apr 2013 6:07PM
lighting is superb, a beautiful capture.
4 Apr 2013 6:13PM
Superb capture, Ian. The light on the wing feathers is exquisite.
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
4 Apr 2013 8:22PM
You do these so very well Ian....a cracker.

ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:06PM
Wow thank you all for your Comments votes, UA's and Pete for your HCA.
Amazing response, thank you all, very much appreciated.

dave1967 5 4 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:12PM
Cracking shot
great image
5 Apr 2013 10:24AM
Superb image Ian - very worthy of the HC award. Great timing, light, colour, composition ........... etc. I was out last night where the barn owls usually hunt, and didn't see any ?? Maybe it is a bit cold /windy to hunt ??

Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
5 Apr 2013 1:30PM
Ian! Wow such a stunning image, so beautifully captured in wonderful light! My Congrat's for your awards, well deserved!

Sarah *
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 5:22PM
Thank you very much for your comments and votes much appreciated, and thank you very much Sarah for your UA a lovely surprise to come home to, thank you.

philhomer 6 69 32 England
12 Apr 2013 11:46AM
Ian, i do a lot of mock wildlife stuff especially Barn Owls but i am truly envious of this one - i love the combination of detail and environment, not to mention the 600mm Wink
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 3:12PM
Thank you phil, I personally like the wildlife in the wild and try to understand the subject I shoot to get the best results, this is sometimes very frustrating but when all elements come together like sun, Bird, composition, then it is all worth the many hours of wasted fuel and time just to get that one image I would be proud to stick on the wall in a frame.
Thank you very much for your UA a lovely surprise.


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