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Little Owl

By Lillian  
The sweetest of nature...this little owl posed for us so contentedly

Taken at the Barn Owl centre in Hempsted Glous.
a fantastic day with so much help offered from each other

but special thanks to Val and Vince for arranging
would recommend this experience to you all
V2 and V3 some that shared the day...more to come.

A message from Trev he is a 'little better' and was going to his son's wedding yesterday
and hopes soon to have the operation...sends his thanks to you and good wishes for your thoughts

My thanks to Kathryn and Peter for your awards yesterday...appreciated

Off to Arundel Wetlands today to meet up with Bob, Barbara and John..
anyone going?

Lillian

Tags: Nature General Little owl Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 8:09AM
Excellent detail.

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Trev_B 9 151 68 England
18 Aug 2013 8:10AM
This is gorgeous Lillian, a wonderful focal length and glorious colours.

Trev
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
18 Aug 2013 8:11AM
Sorry missed V2 and 3.. they are nice tooBlush

Trev
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
18 Aug 2013 8:13AM
Some very serious equipment there, Lillian Wink V.1 is outstanding. Carol
18 Aug 2013 8:26AM
V1 is a clear winner Lillian your pov is prefect as is the detail

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 8:29AM
V1 Beautiful Smile

Eileen
18 Aug 2013 8:30AM
Gorgeous shot Lillian, a very Pro' looking image indeed. Glad you had a good time, and V2 is a smashing off the cuff shot too.

John Smile
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
18 Aug 2013 8:39AM
No. 1 is a specially delightful image.

Albert
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 8:44AM
Obviously the model in V1 is by far the most beautiful but in 2 & 3 they are showing off their fine feathers nicely too.
18 Aug 2013 8:48AM
superb v1 definitely
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 8:51AM
Three cracking shots Lillian - but I think I might just have a preference for that lovely little owlWink
Thank you for the news about Trev too, I know how much attending his son's wedding must mean to him.
Carole
18 Aug 2013 8:51AM
I read a really bad review on the Barn Owl Centre.........the owner blamed the visitors for the problems and he himself was rather rude to the people...........SadSad
18 Aug 2013 8:55AM
Fabulous capture, excellent isolation of the owl - beautiful result!
George
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 9:09AM
Julia don't believe all you read, Vince was extremely helpful, polite
and very generous with his time! our session was 12...5 pm
we finished at 8 pm when we had all got the photos we wanted
would recommend 101% to visit and make your own opinion
fabulous place with extensive land
Lillian
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
18 Aug 2013 9:14AM
Good to hear that news about Trev, Lillian: and a fine shot of that wee owl in V 1, well picked out from the surroundings with that telephoto lens and wide aperture.
Ronnie.
18 Aug 2013 9:15AM
A well produced image Lillian, nice work. Not sure about the other 2 HE HE.
The Little Owl is one of my favourite birds.
Chris
Good to here the news about Trev, Lillian, ....very well captured in perfect DOF, LIKE ALL THREE but v1 is a stunner, my fav
18 Aug 2013 9:27AM
Fine set Lillian, V1 is excellent, pleased that Trev has had some good news,
Fred.
18 Aug 2013 9:28AM
Good news about Trev Smile
When out walking in the wilds the other day I could hear owls....
But no way could I find them with the camera.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 10:18AM
Wonderful image Lillian, good to see everyone enjoying themselves Smile

Hugh
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
18 Aug 2013 10:36AM
A Brilliant set and thank's for the news about Trev ,glad he was able to make it to his son's wedding.
NettaSmile
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
18 Aug 2013 10:39AM
Very good eye contact Lillian, sharp where it matters.
Ron.
18 Aug 2013 10:42AM
Good news about Trev, Lillian!
What a wonderful image of this Little Owl - focus spot on and excellent dof.

Richard
18 Aug 2013 10:44AM
Great set Lillian, V1 is wonderful GrinGrin
Julie x
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
18 Aug 2013 10:54AM
Little Owls---- always so full of character and so photogenic. A lovely shot Lillian.GrinGrin
Ron
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 72 14 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 11:11AM
Great news about Trev Lillian, a super image of The Little OwlSmile


Cliff
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
18 Aug 2013 11:27AM
Great set, Lillian, and what a lovely little owl he is Smile Some serious pieces of kit there in V3! Wink
Trev Smile
Misty56 8 22 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 11:41AM
Great shot of the posers lol super low shot of Willow, love them all Smile
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
18 Aug 2013 11:42AM
Such a lovely little owl this Lillian ! Very well captured ! I am impressed by the big lense gathering too Smile
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
18 Aug 2013 11:46AM
Totally love that little fellow in V1! A superb image.

Ann
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 11:46AM
A beautiful image of the owl in the grass - in many ways more appealing than on tree stumps.
KateGrinGrinGrin
P.S. Was thinking about Trevor yesterday - great to know he made it to the wedding.
hope operation is soon and successful.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Aug 2013 11:54AM
I'm glad you decided to lead with Willow in v1, he's so photogenic. I think i recognise that ruffian in v2, it is none other than my Uncle Adie aka the "Tomcat" or "lagerboy", it makes a change to see him without his Crocodile Dundee hat, did he leave it at home? It looks like a good time was had by all, very pleasing to hear the news regarding Trev, I look forward to more installments from your Birds of Prey day.
18 Aug 2013 12:01PM
Tremendous shallow focus lifting the Owl out of the background nicely.

The boys do like their toys.

Dougie
moiral 6 12 Scotland
18 Aug 2013 2:36PM
Superb set of shots Lillian, but V1 absolutely steals the show. Dougie has said what I wanted to say about the owl. A complete cracker. Wish I had another UA Sad. Moira
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 4:29PM
This is magnificent Lillian - the shallow dof works so well. A real beauty!
Geofferz 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 4:52PM
Great capture........... Geoff
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 4:58PM
Definitely one of the stars

Great to have met you LillianSmile

Adrian

PS Off to download my photo you took
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
18 Aug 2013 5:00PM
Men and their toys eh Lillian !!
Good shots.
Mick.
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 5:29PM
A beautiful Little Owl shot
Ju
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 5:29PM
This is an absolute gem of an image, well doneGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin. I have already gave my UA out today or otherwise it would have been yoursSad
Ryan
ali63 Plus
4 753 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 7:15PM
Great shots Lillian,

Ali
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 7:27PM
Heavy weights in the world of photography, great toys, and a superbly composed and captured photography Lillian.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 7:50PM
The little owl is a BIG star, Lillian. As for the others...........well. They bear no resemblance to strigiformes and I see no signs of feathers. Must be togs!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 7:52PM
Superb little owl image and two good'uns of the menfolk
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 7:58PM
Oooooo...stunning shot !!......lovely situation, in the grass, & so beautifully photographed.....impressive !!
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
18 Aug 2013 8:09PM
Lovely capture, beautifully separated by expert DOF.
Rende
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 8:12PM
Cooo, super sharp
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
18 Aug 2013 8:29PM
V1 is a delightful image Lillian - great low pov - love this species.
Brian.
18 Aug 2013 8:37PM
V1 is beautiful Lillian, A gorgeous capture. Glad you had a wonderful day GrinGrin

Kathryn
ValSaxby Plus
11 145 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 9:04PM

Quote:Julia don't believe all you read, Vince was extremely helpful, polite
and very generous with his time! our session was 12...5 pm
we finished at 8 pm when we had all got the photos we wanted
would recommend 101% to visit and make your own opinion
fabulous place with extensive land
Lillian



Agree with Lillian 100% I have been to the Barn owl centre lots of times and always had a fabulous day! So glad you enjoyed it Lillian - I really can;t wait to go back.

Val
Mike_Smith Plus
9 314 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 9:17PM
Cracking image in V1 Lillian
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 9:42PM
Just a cracking set of images Lillian.
Regards John.
18 Aug 2013 10:22PM
A beautiful image Lillian; I like the background almost wrapping itself around this little owl>
Maggie
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 6:46PM
Better late than never with my award Lillian! It wasn't available yesterday, so here it a day late for this beauty! Smile
senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
19 Aug 2013 7:35PM
.. unsurprisingly V1 is my preferred one WinkGrin
nickyv32 9 135 England
19 Aug 2013 10:10PM
Lovely set, number one is fab x
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 8:33PM
A fine shot of the owl. Great dof to isolate it too. Bravo.

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