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By albi  
I managed to capture this Barn Owl in that glorious pink dawn light which only last for about 15-20 minutes.

This Barn Owl had just caught and eaten a Vole and if it wasn't for the pain in the arse Kestrels which keep nicking the Barn Owls hard earned food I would have had it with the Vole.
The Kestrels have become such a problem that the Barn Owls gulp the Voles down as soon as they catch them now, also they are starting to come out less and less during daylight hours at this site now because of it...

Arrrrrrggghhhh Pests....

Anyway, in the hour or so they were out I managed to capture them in all the different light the Dawn has to offer...

I was very pleased with my mornings work...

Thanks for loooking..

Tags: Birds Norfolk Barn owl Sunrise Hunting Wildlife and nature

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dalecath 14 60 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 12:30PM
Superb lighting Tony.
The mk3 in the bin?
albi 16 68 1 England
6 Mar 2010 12:37PM
Yep... Although it worked ok on the Eagles yesterday... F15 Jet Eagles... Smile

I can't risk it on the Owls Dale, you only get a few chances so can't afford to have them messed up...
justin c 17 5.1k 36 England
6 Mar 2010 12:38PM
A top quality portrait. The light is stunning.

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
6 Mar 2010 1:09PM
Beautiful shot, Tony. Again, you must view 'large' to appreciate the detail here in the plumage. That intense gaze could not be bettered.
motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 1:15PM
Superb shot, lovely details and dof.

GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
6 Mar 2010 1:27PM
Just beautiful!

DaveCole 13 152 Wales
6 Mar 2010 1:34PM
Awesome image,well caught!!
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
6 Mar 2010 1:51PM
Stunning shot.. a superb capture even without the vole

casson 14 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 1:53PM
A lovely light and super detail.
TerryMcK 12 72 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 2:21PM
Just caught up with your recent Barn Owl series, Andrew. Very impressive wildlife photography, I have to say. Well done indeed.
11 10 10 England
6 Mar 2010 2:22PM
A very beautiful capture.
TonyDy Plus
12 52 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 2:38PM
Lovely shot, well captured.
14 13 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 4:55PM
Hey Tony how you doing. Excellent image, love the muted, soft light. Beautiful.
Brian_Scott 11 42 27 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 5:17PM
I would be very honoured also to take them, Great shot excellent work
ROB1972 12 2 England
6 Mar 2010 5:58PM
Great shot superb lighting
6 Mar 2010 6:51PM
Beautiful shot indeed

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
6 Mar 2010 7:19PM
Brilliant. Stunning shot.
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 7:40PM
A fantastic image.
One to be very, very proud of.

7 Mar 2010 8:43AM
great shot,maybe nice toget a capture of the kestrals nicking the food

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