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Great Grey Owl

By Lillian  
A magical moment as he landed right in front of me!
then flew over and sat within inches of my head on my seat
so close that my lens could only get his face in...

A day at the Hawk Conservancy near Andover
went with Ade and two of my friends
also met up with Ron (Maiwand) and his lovely wife Betty
and we had a great day there...worth visiting...going again over Easter!
this was captured end of the day...high ISO as dark

Thank you everyone who visited the Pheasant reflection
for your comments and awards.also GEA


grateful the snow has almost melted... slipped on the ice today
not good!

Lillian

Tags: Captive Great grey owl Hawk conservancy Andover Wildlife and nature

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Comments


danbrann 17 640 17
19 Mar 2018 7:51PM
Brilliant Lillian.
Danny
Steven_Tyrer 14 69 Wales
19 Mar 2018 7:58PM
Beautiful image love the DOF makes it look almost 3D Smile
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
19 Mar 2018 8:00PM
Yes indeed a wonderful image. Well up to your usual high standard.


David
19 Mar 2018 8:09PM
Lovely shot Lillian. Cathy
Mike_Smith Plus
14 826 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2018 8:11PM
Stunning Owl these Lillian, beautifully captured
19 Mar 2018 8:11PM
With a face like that who couldn't adore him. A super image Lillian. Pam
19 Mar 2018 8:17PM
Excellent Lillian, great detail captured,
Fred.
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
19 Mar 2018 8:21PM
Excellent birding Lillian .! SmileSmileSmile - My UA comes tomorrow ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
19 Mar 2018 8:23PM
Such a proud looking bird.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2018 8:26PM
Love that face and expression, what a magnificent bird Lillian.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2018 8:37PM
A splendid shot of Mr Handsome.
Ju
19 Mar 2018 8:52PM
Stunning image
PhilT2 Plus
11 566 32 England
19 Mar 2018 8:53PM
A great moment not wasted Lillian. Lovely shot
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
19 Mar 2018 9:28PM
The entire image is fab. The bg tells the he is comfortable where he lives and you visit!
RSK 11 6 Canada
19 Mar 2018 10:20PM
It looks like he just came from a Harry Potter film shoot, an excellent capture Lillian.

Ron
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
19 Mar 2018 10:32PM
Doesn't he look like he owns the place. Beautiful shot Lillian. I'm out of awards, otherwise I'd give it.
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
19 Mar 2018 10:36PM
A great shot Lillian.
Joan
19 Mar 2018 10:59PM
Well captured. Lovely image.
HSTONEY222 13 20 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2018 11:16PM
This great grey owl, look like grandpa,
great portrait - landscape shot.

Howard.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2018 6:14AM
Wonderful portrait of this beauty with a perfect background.
IreneClarke 6 1.4k 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2018 6:23AM
Wonderful image and a fabulous pose
20 Mar 2018 7:38AM
The perfect dof for this shot Lillian. It obviously knew who would take the best picture Wink

JohnSmile
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2018 8:48AM
a place i long to viisit ! stunning shot
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2018 11:04AM
Wow you can't get much more up close and personal!
Kate Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
20 Mar 2018 11:19AM
A super capture, Lillian, he's posed very nicely for you! Smile
Trev Smile
20 Mar 2018 12:08PM
Brilliant and outstanding shot!
20 Mar 2018 1:42PM
A great photograph of this wise old owl



Patty
cbrundage 8 4 United States
20 Mar 2018 1:58PM
What an amazing face! And what a shot!
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2018 2:13PM
A excellent capture Lillian SmileSmile

Cliff
A beautiful owl captured perfectly Lillian.
Carol
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
20 Mar 2018 3:40PM
Top rank shot Lillian.A beautiful capture of this beautiful Seen him many times on past visits but I'm afraid I wimped out during this session. Too cold ( and old??) I think!! I am rather glad I did as. I doubt that I could have produced anything half as good. Three cheers for you
Sorry I dont have an award to give.
Ron
Fefe Plus
10 57 37 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2018 3:54PM
I don't know what it is about this owl.....but I do not like their face's.
Sorry owl, your face is just too round and your eyes to close together Sad
He cant help itWink

Stunning capture Lillian!
........ and even though I don't like him, his pose with the feet makes him look quite comical GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin...actually made me laugh!
Diane
21 Mar 2018 10:20PM
Brilliant image superbly taken great photography, Lillian.
BRITCHIE
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2018 6:54PM
So appealing. Stunning bird!
Great capture Lillian, IsabelGrinGrin

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