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Wild Barn Owl

By Ade_Osman    
Another shot on a recently posted Wild Barn Owl that I've been photographing over the last few months at a local nature reserve near to where I live.
Took this shot while I camouflaged right up and sat more or less underneath the nesting box that had been placed on the reserve a few years previously by the Hawk and Owl Trust, this shot was taken just as the owl left the box to go on a hunt.........Shot is as I took it with nothing added or taken away!
Hope you enjoy......Ade

Tags: Birds General Barn owl Close-up and macro Avies Wildlife and nature

Voters: Arty, Barbaraj, AnneWorner and 53 more

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AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
1 Nov 2007 2:36PM
Very nice capture.

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Barbaraj Plus
10 450 England
1 Nov 2007 2:37PM
Wonderful flight detail.
John_Frid Plus
11 514 57 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 2:37PM
Wonderful capture - great reward for your perseverence.

ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 2:43PM
A beauty Ade - you must be over the moon with this.

Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
1 Nov 2007 2:50PM
Cheers Val, I'll put what I think is the killer shot up tomorrow mate......But that one can be seen elsewhere and has been used by the H&O Trust as promotional material.....Lucky me Smile
jimbo_t Plus
14 959 England
1 Nov 2007 2:58PM
They never look very aerodynamic with that flat face!
Nice photo.
1 Nov 2007 3:39PM
Superb shot well taken.

mohikan22 Plus
13 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2007 4:03PM
wonderful flight shot. good camera panning and the focus is spot on Grin
1 Nov 2007 4:29PM
Nice shot. We have a nesting pair in one of our cattle sheds , Truly beautifull birds to have around.
1 Nov 2007 4:30PM
Beautifully captured.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
1 Nov 2007 4:40PM
Hope you had permission to take this. These owls are rare and protected. A beautiful study never the less. Ron.
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
1 Nov 2007 5:56PM
Comment on the above you do not need permission.
Regarding the picture fantastic capture and great profile and detail
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
1 Nov 2007 7:48PM
Super shot
1 Nov 2007 8:09PM
wow.. brilliant capture
1 Nov 2007 8:35PM
Great capture ade well done great light and sharpness

1 Nov 2007 9:02PM
Well worth all the time & effort, great to see a truly wild owl.

PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
1 Nov 2007 9:26PM
Wow, top quality image Ade!

beautifully composed and captured, gorgeous feather...!!!

Nikki Smile
1 Nov 2007 11:03PM
Great inflight capture
Marian Plus
12 62 England
2 Nov 2007 8:19AM
Its a brilliant flight image. Marian
49er Plus
11 564
7 Nov 2007 1:17PM
Brilliant... deserves more attention..
Wilmot Plus
9 338 1 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2008 10:37AM
Fantastic capture

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