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Ural Owl in Sweden

By Lillian  
This young lady was in the wild and we were fortunate to see her being 'ringed'
a very gentle procedure, and took very little time to do from getting her from her box to flying again.

Thank You everyone for all your comments, always appreciated

V2, some of the ''gang''..and what lens they sported, all I used was a 100-400mm
sad with the Lek though, and after a very cold night in a hide, from 5.30pm to 10.00am next day
not a Capercallie to be seen!!! so still not seen one, but Ted saw one and photographed!
but did see the Black Grouse Lek.


Tags: General Sweden Wildlife and nature Wild Ural Owl

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 6:17PM
Nicely done Lillian and welcome back

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User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 6:17PM
Wonderful detailed capture
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 6:21PM
A beauty,

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
5 May 2013 6:22PM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
5 May 2013 6:23PM
A great capture Lillian, as usual top notch.... V2 looks like hard work carrying all the gear.
johnke 5 223 15
5 May 2013 6:30PM
Lovely detailed Owl Lillian a great image and so pin sharp. Welcome Back you did well to travel light ...John
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 6:31PM
Lovely shot your little owl... and v2 shows some serious photographers equipment ready for action! Grin
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 6:36PM
Yet again a lovely capture Lillian

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 6:41PM
Wow!!! Those lenses and tripods....
Good to see you back.....and what a superb image...
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 6:44PM
Lovely capture Lillian, hope you bagged plenty of good shots ?

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 May 2013 7:02PM
Gosh, you get around, Lillian: and what an excellent shot to start with after your Swedish trip. And that shot at V 2 is showing off some pretty formidable lenses.
Good to see you backSmileSmile.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
5 May 2013 7:02PM
Outstanding shot.
Alec1 10 4 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 7:09PM
Super detailed shot Lillian.
5 May 2013 7:10PM
V1 is a right wee smasher Lillian excellent work as for V2 as Ronnie says formidable lenses there

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 7:12PM
Beautiful imageLillian, love the peeping across from the pine tree.
5 May 2013 7:13PM
welcome back my epz friend ! i missed you ! superb shot oto kick off with glad you had a lovely time
two great shots like v2 as well. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 May 2013 7:31PM
Heavy duty stuff, Lillian. I thought the 100-400 was heavy! I like the pose of this Ural Owl (square crop??)

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
5 May 2013 7:35PM
A great shot of the owl Lillian and lens the size of those in V2 are usually seen on the side of a football pitch. - gary
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 May 2013 7:37PM
Two excellent shots Lillian.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 7:43PM
2 great images. well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Beautiful images.
5 May 2013 8:15PM
Super image Lillian, great detail,
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
5 May 2013 8:23PM
Grand shot.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
5 May 2013 8:31PM
Stunning result Lillian a little beauty.


EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
5 May 2013 8:36PM
What a beautifully bright eyed little lady!

Funnily enough my scientist daughter was only just taking about tracking Capercallies in Scotland while at Aberdeen University and that they never actually set eyes on one either, despite the tracking!

TimMunsey 7 86 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 8:49PM
Hey nice one Lillian, I thought the owls seemed quite as ease with the man handling.
We do look like we are about to invade a large country with our big guns.
Who cares about capercallies anyway, just a funny coloured turkey.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 9:00PM
Superb set of images Lillian, V1 is outstanding

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 9:19PM
Thanks Tim,...was a fun time thereSmile
and there you are with all that gear!!
and your images on the website...amazing!!
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 9:46PM
Brill to have you back, loads of wildlife in V2? V3 is cracking Bob
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 9:56PM
That's one good looking Owl.
I think I prefer V3 where we get an even closer look.
Did those big guns look at you strangely with your 100-400 mm lens?
Bet they're pleasantly surprised when they see your images!
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 10:18PM
Welcome back Lillian - and as ever you have some amazing images to share with us.
Love V3 peeping over the pine needles - and some serious kit there in V2. Smile

9 10 10 England
5 May 2013 11:00PM
A superb image to come back with Lillian, especially that gorgeous close up in V3;
debu 8 India
6 May 2013 1:54AM
Lovely images.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 May 2013 1:59AM
A sharp and clear image of this pretty owl, twice, and the group! nice work Lillian!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 May 2013 4:30AM
Lovely shots of the owls. But, my goodness those are big lens and tripods. Such a lot to carry. But I think I'd do it too for these shots.......Sandy
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 May 2013 5:28AM
There is something special about V1 Lillian !! very well taken !
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 6:12AM
A cracking image..
Great work...

Ray42 10 3 England
6 May 2013 6:59AM
An excellent capture
6 May 2013 7:28AM
Gorgeous image of this wonderful Bird Lillian, and V2 really sums up the feel of the moment. Well done.

John Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 7:41AM
Welcome back Lillian! V1 for me - what a beautiful bird. Look forward to more from Sweden.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 8:13AM
Glad you are safely back with such a cute owl shot tooSmile V1 for meSmile I wouldn't stand a chance carrying anything like those huge lens, my max is my trusty Pentax 55-300mm which looks positively puny even in comparison to yours!!!
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 8:41AM
Beautiful detail, V1 is a lovely capture, V3 is a stunner.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 8:52AM
An excellent close up, Lillian with the usual fine detail.

6 May 2013 9:34AM
Well done. Good to see you back on here. good to have a break occasionally. 3 great images. the owl is beautifully sharp in all the right places. A very hardy looking group in V2
Jenni xx
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 7:14PM
Cracking shot !!!.....lovely clarity in this beautiful bird !!
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 7:54PM
Wow what a beautiful Owl Lillian i love V3 too and look at the size of those lenses those guys are carrying
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 8:44PM
Welcome home, Lillian, and the owl is a beauty.
Crikey, I complain about carrying a tripod....but look at the size of those lenses!
pks 14 2 England
7 May 2013 8:18AM
lovely shot well taken

PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
7 May 2013 9:41AM
Wow! This is a superb image, Lillian! Excellent!


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 May 2013 1:48PM
Excellent set, Lillian Smile
Trev Smile
9 May 2013 11:56AM
She is a beauty - not so sure about the motley crew in v2 Wink Great shots LillianSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 May 2013 9:12PM
A terrific portrait Lillian, the feather details are fantastic. You've shown those boys that size does not matter with the quality of your images!Grin
Balwant 7 1 4 United Kingdom
13 May 2013 7:17AM
Amazing capture, not that easy!

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