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European Eagle Owl - Flight

By philhomer  
i have been recently shot down by another member for suggesting that backgrounds are important when shooting wildlife especially flight shots..

it is of course a personal preference but my opinion is, if you are in the wrong environment and have aviaries, fences, sheds etc in the bg - exercise some discipline and just do not pick the camera up

PS etc (another humble opinion) is for improving images not attempting to rescue them. Obv 'art' effects etc are a different matter as is composite work - see the work of "K_T"

Tags: Flight Owl Raptor Eagle owl European eagle owl Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Phil Homer Sublime images Wwwsublime-imagescouk

Voters: martinjp, Christazzopardi, pronabk and 34 more

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Ayoob 6 Australia
20 Jul 2012 8:44AM
Great in flight capture.....Grin
Richsr 10 91 223 England
20 Jul 2012 8:51AM
Like the details and tones in this fine inflight capture.
Its prehaps a little tight at the top of the frame.
Regards Richard
20 Jul 2012 8:58AM
Stunning flight shot of a beautiful bird well done.

Tibetan 5 3 England
20 Jul 2012 9:05AM
Brilliant love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
20 Jul 2012 9:27AM
I agree 100% with you about backgrounds for odd bird on a fence in a garden or on farmland is OK as long as the area around is uncluttered.......IMHO........but you shouldn't be shot down because your opinion is different to others..that's the problem nowadays........some people think they are always right!!!!

I love your composition on this image......I know where the bird is going.......SmileSmileSmile
20 Jul 2012 9:48AM
I agree with you, too, and I want to say that this is an amazing picture!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 10:50AM
A very beautiful example of our native wildlife captured in a photograph, which for me has all the right ingredients, to make such a great photograph.

Regards Nathan
Niknut Plus
8 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 4:45PM
Superb shot !! that wing-shape !!
orts 6 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:27PM
Great in flight shot.
20 Jul 2012 8:30PM
Super in flight shot Phil, each to their own opinion I suppose - it makes the world go round! Lou
philhomer 7 77 32 England
22 Jul 2012 8:17AM
oooh, a UA, GEA, and EC... just a few more letters and i'll be scrabble champion - many thanks all
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
22 Jul 2012 8:45AM
total agreement with you on this Phil ref bg's. and this fine shot proves it. Great dof and composition
philhomer 7 77 32 England
24 Jul 2012 7:56AM
ooooh, and a RC - thankyou voter #30, not decrying the efforts of #1-29
4 Aug 2012 1:53PM
great shot
13 Aug 2012 6:46PM
Superb photo & one to be proud of

Well done. Where was it taken?
philhomer 7 77 32 England
16 Aug 2012 2:14PM

Quote:Well done. Where was it taken?

hi 'AlanBullGuernsey, as my regular or longer-term viewers will know, 97.6% of my images are cheats and this is no exception - the critter was flown at one of our own raptor workshops in the Staffordshire/Leicestershire area - see / workshops / raptors / own images or similar for more

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