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Birthday

By albi  
Present.... It's my birthday today
and I managed to finish work early, so I grabbed my gear and took a trip over to the area where I've been photographing the Owls.


I wasn't really holding out much hope of getting any shots, as the wind was quite strong. But over the month or so that I've been visiting these Owls I've started to work out a pattern of behaviour, so I set up near a known perch and gambled on them using this perch to hunt from due to the wind.

All came good in the end and I got shots of the male bird and the female bird.

This is a shot of the female bird.

TECH: 1/200 F 8 EV -2/3 ISO 400

Thanks for looking.. Oh and I'm 21 Smile

Tags: Barn owl Hunting Wildlife and nature

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Comments


13 Mar 2006 10:45AM
excellent shot & happy birthday
ZenTog 20 7.9k 1 England
13 Mar 2006 10:49AM
happy 21st and what smashing owl picture
stevemelvin 17 675 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 10:52AM
Very nice shot. Happy 21st (ahem!) birthday!

Steve
Maddie 17 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 10:56AM
well done not many caught in the wild, you done very well, and happy Birthday aswell
Ade_Osman 19 4.5k 36 England
13 Mar 2006 11:00AM
Humph!.........LOL

Well Tony, he say's grating his teeth Smile

Ade
13 Mar 2006 11:02AM
Excellent shot, nice and sharp.
Leigh
13 Mar 2006 11:03AM
Great shot Tony and happy birthday, I do hope Benj gets me one of them for my birthday.....lol

Mandie
sut68 19 2.0k 77 England
13 Mar 2006 11:09AM
Nice capture Tony, nice detail and compotition, the only thing I woould have changed is I probably would have cloned out the lone strand of 'grass' to the left of the post - other than that, spot on.

Happy 21st too Wink

Paul
madbob 17 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 11:12AM
exellent shot have a nice day
ValSaxby 17 146 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 11:13AM
Superb capture, she really is a lovely lady.

Happy Birthday.

val
13 Mar 2006 11:17AM
Wow great shot I'm new to this, wish I could find the birds to start with! Lovely picture. Certainly works for me!!
Happy birthday!
Beardy 17 79 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 11:19AM
Happy Birthday and what a great shot to celabrate with!

paul
13 Mar 2006 11:21AM
Grate shot...
13 Mar 2006 11:23AM
lovely capture and a happy birthday
samantha
billydo 19 79 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 11:35AM
Wonderful portrait, your persistance has paid dividends again.

Neal.
KBan 17 512 4 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 11:54AM
cracker
keith
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 12:01PM
Amazing capture indeed and happy birthday.

Mark.
Brian_B 16
13 Mar 2006 12:18PM
Great shot. Happy Birthday.

Brian
pcjackso Junior Member 17 7
13 Mar 2006 12:21PM
A Beautiful shot.Happy Birthday,
Pauline
TessC 16 1 Ireland
13 Mar 2006 12:48PM
A Happy Birthday to YOU!! Lovely shot! Well Caught!! Have a good evening..
carlton 17 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 12:49PM
lovely shot yours carlton
VinceJones 17 862 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 12:54PM
Happy Birthday Tony, heres the 30th click for a great shot. She's a beaut even though she looks a little wind swept lol.

Great birthday shot

Vince
bunbeam 17 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 1:10PM
great shot happy birthday
bun Smile)
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
13 Mar 2006 1:11PM
With that wind, I'm surprized you got anything but a blur. Great job and the colours and DOF are first rate.
Patrick
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 1:55PM
Absolutely beautiful.

Alison
mrsdaffy 17 16
13 Mar 2006 2:20PM
Oh Tony, what a shot, you lucky.... Thing Smile

A credit to the amount of time you spend capturing these beauties.... Smile

Mags
yjjeep 18 13
13 Mar 2006 3:02PM
Very nice detail and color.Well done.
jules41 18 197 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 7:36PM
This is superb,excellent detail and colours.
Belated Happy Birthday too :o)
julie
sooty 36 18 14 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 9:50PM
Excellent capture. Lovely shot.
Chris
Chriscj 16 96 1 England
13 Mar 2006 10:38PM
This is an excellent capture nice colours and detail.

Chris
mrsdaffy 17 16
13 Mar 2006 11:08PM
Tony, I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!... Smile


Mags
keithh 19 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Mar 2006 11:54PM
Dedication and knowledge gets results.
Andy_Britten Junior Member 17 96 England
14 Mar 2006 9:43AM
Priveledge to make it 50. Cracking shot. Puts mine to shame lol. Nice one
Andrew
Andy_Britten Junior Member 17 96 England
14 Mar 2006 9:44AM
Priveledge to make it 50. Cracking shot. Puts mine to shame lol. Nice one
Andrew
Hawkgenes 17 10 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2006 10:23AM
Happy birthday and you were rewarded with a fine shot

Hawk
glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
14 Mar 2006 11:24AM
This is excellent, love the way you caught the whites and maintained the detail, superb camera work! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
BerthaDBluze 17 19
15 Mar 2006 4:54PM
Wonderful shot with excellent exposure! I love the pose..and the great detail and colors. Smile
bzbee 18 108 3 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2006 9:11AM
Fabulous image - you are doing so well with these and how lucky you are to be getting them in the wild. How do you know this is the female?
Happy Birthday by the way - such talent at such a young age!!!!!

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