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Dawn

By albi  
I managed to capture this Barn Owl in that glorious pink dawn light which only last for about 15-20 minutes.

This Barn Owl had just caught and eaten a Vole and if it wasn't for the pain in the arse Kestrels which keep nicking the Barn Owls hard earned food I would have had it with the Vole.
The Kestrels have become such a problem that the Barn Owls gulp the Voles down as soon as they catch them now, also they are starting to come out less and less during daylight hours at this site now because of it...

Arrrrrrggghhhh Pests....

Anyway, in the hour or so they were out I managed to capture them in all the different light the Dawn has to offer...

I was very pleased with my mornings work...

Thanks for loooking..

Tags: Birds Norfolk Barn owl Sunrise Hunting Wildlife and nature

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Comments


dalecath 9 60 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 12:30PM
Superb lighting Tony.
The mk3 in the bin?

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albi 11 68 1 England
6 Mar 2010 12:37PM
Yep... Although it worked ok on the Eagles yesterday... F15 Jet Eagles... Smile

I can't risk it on the Owls Dale, you only get a few chances so can't afford to have them messed up...
justin c 12 4.7k 36 England
6 Mar 2010 12:38PM
A top quality portrait. The light is stunning.

Justin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Mar 2010 1:09PM
Beautiful shot, Tony. Again, you must view 'large' to appreciate the detail here in the plumage. That intense gaze could not be bettered.
Ronnie.
6 Mar 2010 1:15PM
Superb shot, lovely details and dof.

Scott
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
6 Mar 2010 1:27PM
Just beautiful!

Gregor
DaveCole 9 152 Wales
6 Mar 2010 1:34PM
Awesome image,well caught!!
Dave
6 Mar 2010 1:51PM
Stunning shot.. a superb capture even without the vole

Jon
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 1:53PM
A lovely light and super detail.
john
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 2:21PM
Just caught up with your recent Barn Owl series, Andrew. Very impressive wildlife photography, I have to say. Well done indeed.
Terry
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
6 Mar 2010 2:22PM
A very beautiful capture.
Joan.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 2:38PM
Lovely shot, well captured.
Tony
BURNBLUE Plus
10 12 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 4:55PM
Hey Tony how you doing. Excellent image, love the muted, soft light. Beautiful.
6 Mar 2010 5:17PM
I would be very honoured also to take them, Great shot excellent work
ROB1972 7 2 England
6 Mar 2010 5:58PM
Great shot superb lighting
Rob
Beautiful shot indeed

Chris
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
6 Mar 2010 7:19PM
Brilliant. Stunning shot.
Ron
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 7:40PM
A fantastic image.
One to be very, very proud of.

Adrian
great shot,maybe nice toget a capture of the kestrals nicking the food

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