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Barn Owl.

By Badgerfred
A few years ago a nesting box was placed by Gwent Barn Owl Project in a church tower, I was asked if I could set up a camera with a beam so that the owls when splitting the beam set the shutter off, unfortunately before it was perfected the young owlets were ready to leave the nest, this is one of the images I took from a small hide in the tower.


Tags: Barn owl Natural history Wildlife and nature

Voters: gedric, XxPaulxX, Buffalo_Tom and 109 more

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XxPaulxX Plus
11 264 England
26 Jul 2007 7:37AM
Amazing pic! Feel a bit sorry for the mouse/rat but that's nature I suppose. Great capture Smile


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PJ55 Plus
10 5 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 7:38AM
Wonderful picture!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Jul 2007 7:39AM
Nature at its best and most cruel.Superb capture Fred.
chensuriashi Plus
11 273 17 England
26 Jul 2007 7:40AM
A shot from life as it happens, great photography Fred as always. Click.

Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 7:42AM
Excellent camerawork.......a great natural capture.

26 Jul 2007 7:45AM
this is fab
colours detail lighting are just ace
well taken
AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
26 Jul 2007 7:46AM
Terrific capture of nature at work
26 Jul 2007 7:56AM
Brilliant shot! great detail and sharpness.
magnus Plus
13 661 5 United Arab Emirates
26 Jul 2007 8:03AM
Superb capture - not a good day for the mouse though :-(
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1845 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 8:04AM
This is a fantastic capture, congratulations.
KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 8:13AM
a super natural capture Fred
26 Jul 2007 8:16AM
Well captured shot
Barbaraj Plus
10 450 England
26 Jul 2007 8:18AM
Wonderful owl in natural habitat. It has huge tallons.
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
26 Jul 2007 8:23AM
Yes-some talons.Nature in the ''raw '' Good capture.
26 Jul 2007 8:24AM
Great shot Fred, locely detail.

Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
26 Jul 2007 8:25AM
Perfect shot so much detail makes a top-shot.

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 8:34AM
A stunning capture, wonderful. Smile
clur Plus
10 12 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 8:40AM
Wow what a cracker Fred.
worth a few votes.
well done.
26 Jul 2007 8:42AM
All the above and more. that is just the best pic of a wild owl ever. Straight into my favourites.

imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
26 Jul 2007 8:47AM
Superb capture Fred

mattw Plus
14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 8:52AM
Not something you see every day Smile
Execlent work Fred, it must have been difficult to get this...
crash39 Plus
12 24 England
26 Jul 2007 8:56AM
An amazing shot. Don't often see images of these birds in their natural environment like this.

26 Jul 2007 9:13AM
wow, what a capture, great detail
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
26 Jul 2007 9:32AM
Simply superb capture

MrsS Plus
11 4.5k 18 England
26 Jul 2007 9:48AM
A stunning capture, Fred, I certainly wouldn't want to be the wrong side of those talons!! Smile


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JonMA Plus
11 13 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 10:09AM
WOW!! Terrific shot
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
26 Jul 2007 10:13AM
Now that is a fantastic shot Fred . Great detail on this beautiful Owl and his supper . . One of the best xxx
26 Jul 2007 10:39AM
26 Jul 2007 10:41AM
Great shot great lighting sharp from front to back well done
GaryR Plus
11 1.3k England
26 Jul 2007 10:42AM
Wonderful image. I think I do with him hunting in my garage at the moment.

Excellent capture.

Hoffy Plus
13 262 16 England
26 Jul 2007 10:45AM
Oh WOW. Great shot.
26 Jul 2007 11:08AM
Great picture well captured.
glyndwr Plus
10 66 10 Wales
26 Jul 2007 11:10AM
Good stuff Fred.
Brilliant capture......Look at those talons.....

ringyneck Plus
11 315 18 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 11:26AM
Super "action" shot.
Well captured.
imander Plus
10 388 7 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 11:38AM
thanks for commenting on mine,and appologise for missing this shot,its amazing,superbly timed.
piccy Plus
11 8 Wales
26 Jul 2007 11:44AM
Wonderful shot.
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 11:54AM
a wonderful capture, very nice,
SueTurner Plus
13 81 3 England
26 Jul 2007 12:00PM
fantastic "nature" capture
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 12:17PM
Excellent timing, a superb capture.

woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 12:28PM
Superb image, Fred.
jaspernina Plus
10 1.0k Wales
26 Jul 2007 1:22PM
Great capture, lovely timing, well spotted.

Wonderful capture.
26 Jul 2007 2:43PM
Wow Fred excellent shot. Lu
adderman Plus
11 8 1
26 Jul 2007 2:44PM
Great work Fred, worth every moment of your time.

paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 3:01PM
Outstanding capture Fred.
he looks so sweet & cuddly despite the mouse hanging, great lighting lovely shot
26 Jul 2007 3:23PM
Cracking shot.
A Booth Plus
15 11 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 3:44PM
superb- lovely fellow caught in action -
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 5:26PM
This is too superb to even say yuk to Fred!! Everything about this shot is so very professional..the frame around the top of the owl is the icing on the cake.
26 Jul 2007 5:29PM
A wonderful capture Fred, superb detail.

beautifully caught .. excellent work!!

nikki Smile
JudeC Plus
10 6 3 England
26 Jul 2007 7:26PM
Wow what a shot - excellent! JudeC
26 Jul 2007 7:28PM
Superb shot..
davidhu Plus
12 19 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 7:42PM
Excellent capture, Eric. Reminds me of the work of Eric Hoskings.
astyag Plus
10 12
26 Jul 2007 7:56PM
lol, great shot, lovely
Soom Plus
12 1 England
26 Jul 2007 8:51PM
Absolutely stunning!
fatmod Plus
11 22 England
26 Jul 2007 9:05PM
fantastic shot
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
26 Jul 2007 9:09PM
Wonderful capture.I see its been ringed.
26 Jul 2007 9:22PM
WOW. Simply stunning.
newy17 Plus
12 273 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 9:28PM
wow fantastic capture fred,superb detail.
csr Plus
10 3 England
26 Jul 2007 9:29PM
Wow cracking shot
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
26 Jul 2007 9:30PM
What a great capture; well done!
You must have worked for candid camera to catch that one, simply amazing
27 Jul 2007 5:03AM
Stunning, great capture (by you and the owl)
27 Jul 2007 6:58AM
Amazing detail, super image!
27 Jul 2007 10:29PM
Fred , this owl is fantastic , well taken, shona Smile
Brilane Plus
11 5 12 Wales
27 Jul 2007 10:35PM
Wonderful shot
27 Jul 2007 11:27PM
Terrific capture on two counts: first what a wonderful expression in the eyes of this owlet.
And how pleased he is with his catch. Beautiffly sharp.

Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
28 Jul 2007 1:10AM
Top notch Fred. What an excellent shot.
28 Jul 2007 5:21AM
Super shot Fred!
28 Jul 2007 7:59AM
WOW, what a stunning and well caught photo this is.
Superb detail and composition.
Beautiful shot.
28 Jul 2007 10:35AM
Amazing nature shot
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
28 Jul 2007 4:34PM
Terrific wildlife photography, superbly captured
11 1.1k United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 9:42AM
Quality smacks you in the face here Fred - a perfect picture, just absolutely perfect ...
MikeRC Plus
12 3.6k United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 6:23PM
That is one brilliant picture...Mike
29 Jul 2007 10:15PM
Superb hope it makes the TON !!!!!!!!!!!!!
29 Jul 2007 10:25PM
Thanks Alan, I'm hoping myself.
helenlinda Plus
10 357 22 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2007 1:07PM
Amazing picture, glad to make my vote 95
31 Jul 2007 7:00PM
A stunning wildlife shot, absolutely brilliant.
3 Aug 2007 8:30AM
Great natural history photography.

VERY happy to put this into 3 figures for you Fred ... an awesome shot with amazing details! Well taken! Click*
6 Aug 2007 6:24PM
Thanks everyone for all the clicks and comments, the response to this image has been terrific and unexpected,
Magnificant. Very well caught.
6 Feb 2011 8:30AM
Excellent capture. A
6 Feb 2011 11:18AM
Gulp! This is a bit gruesome Fred! Stunning capture though!

Marilyn x
8 Feb 2011 10:11AM

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