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By ron thomas      
This was taken recently at Burton Marshes on the Wirral. It was done at the same time as previous similar uploads but I have taken some time to push this one through the software. It is not as sharp as I would like but given the circumstances I thought it was worth working on. I have been to the same place several times since I took this shot and I have seen the owls (up to 4) hunting over the marsh and I have also seen them having a "tussle" with a male Hen Harrier, but sadly no photo opportunity as good as this one.

Tags: Owl Bird Wirral Marsh Short eared Burton Wildlife and nature Denhall

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FredF 13 1 France
14 Jan 2009 3:57PM
Excellent capture,


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User_Removed 11 18 2 Afghanistan
14 Jan 2009 4:23PM
A very nice capture, the way in which the owl seems to stare at the viewer is quite compelling. Not sharp as you say, but the composition, in my view more than makes up for it. Certainly a keeper in my humble opinion Smile

Well done.
14 Jan 2009 4:24PM shot...
leons29 12 South Africa
14 Jan 2009 4:24PM
Super shot
vickyal 11 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 4:26PM
WOW - love the eye contact. Well done.
Shane136 16 63 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 4:53PM
Nice one Ron, well taken

OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 6:08PM
Super Owl capture this one is eyeing you up i think, must be somethig to see them all out hunting. Shaun
WildLight 12 145 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 6:12PM
Brilliant shot!!
Superb pose.

pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 6:23PM
great work and superb in flight shot
andywest 10 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 6:31PM
Holy Macaroni, That is an awesome shot.
porty2003 16 97 Scotland
14 Jan 2009 7:26PM
grat shot,brilliant eye 'contact'

BURNSIE 11 25 4 England
14 Jan 2009 7:48PM
V.V. good image, I love the eye contact you have captured, top drawer.
ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 7:51PM
A very nice shot..
It well cought in flight...
Very sharp and clear with a top DOF....

14 Jan 2009 9:33PM
A truly beautiful owl and one that's always worth an upload, pin sharp or not.
15 Jan 2009 8:39AM
Great photo Ron well done good light. Jay
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
15 Jan 2009 8:55AM
I only wish i could get something half as good Ron. A great shot for me.

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