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.


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Tags: Barn owl Natural history Wildlife and nature

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Comments


XxPaulxX 10 264 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

Paul

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PJ55 9 5 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 7:38AM
Wonderful picture!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Jul 2007 7:39AM
Nature at its best and most cruel.Superb capture Fred.
Tom.
chensuriashi Plus
10 231 17 England
26 Jul 2007 7:40AM
A shot from life as it happens, great photography Fred as always. Click.

Chen.
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 7:42AM
Excellent camerawork.......a great natural capture.

Ali
26 Jul 2007 7:45AM
this is fab
colours detail lighting are just ace
well taken
AlanBW 10 20 England
26 Jul 2007 7:46AM
Terrific capture of nature at work
Arty 13 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 7:56AM
Brilliant shot! great detail and sharpness.
Arty.
magnus 11 661 5 United Arab Emirates
26 Jul 2007 8:03AM
Superb capture - not a good day for the mouse though :-(
mrswoolybill Plus
9 929 1463 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 8:04AM
This is a fantastic capture, congratulations.
Moira
KBan 11 490 4 England
26 Jul 2007 8:13AM
a super natural capture Fred
keith
MandsH 9 England
26 Jul 2007 8:16AM
Well captured shot
Mandy
Barbaraj 9 450 England
26 Jul 2007 8:18AM
Wonderful owl in natural habitat. It has huge tallons.
mikbee 9 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.

Graham
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
26 Jul 2007 8:25AM
Perfect shot so much detail makes a top-shot.

Rock
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 8:34AM
A stunning capture, wonderful. Smile
clur 9 12 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 8:40AM
Wow what a cracker Fred.
worth a few votes.
well done.
claire
phillj 10 2 England
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.

Phill
imagio 9 12 1 England
26 Jul 2007 8:47AM
Superb capture Fred

Bernie
mattw 12 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 10 24 England
26 Jul 2007 8:56AM
An amazing shot. Don't often see images of these birds in their natural environment like this.

Anne
firzhugh 11 13 New Zealand
26 Jul 2007 9:13AM
wow, what a capture, great detail
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
26 Jul 2007 9:32AM
Simply superb capture

Peter
MrsS 9 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

Cheers!

Fran x
JonMA 9 13 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 10:09AM
WOW!! Terrific shot
Jon
Mavis Plus
14 143 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
Misteree 9 2 Australia
26 Jul 2007 10:39AM
FANTASTIC!!
26 Jul 2007 10:41AM
Great shot great lighting sharp from front to back well done
GaryR 9 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.

Gary.
Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
26 Jul 2007 10:45AM
Oh WOW. Great shot.
David25 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 11:08AM
Great picture well captured.
David
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
26 Jul 2007 11:10AM
Good stuff Fred.
26 Jul 2007 11:21AM
Brilliant capture......Look at those talons.....

Ian
ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 11:26AM
Super "action" shot.
Well captured.
Keith
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 11:38AM
thanks for commenting on mine,and appologise for missing this shot,its amazing,superbly timed.
ian
piccy 10 8 Wales
26 Jul 2007 11:44AM
Wonderful shot.
Freda
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 11:54AM
a wonderful capture, very nice,
Chris.
SueTurner 11 81 3 England
26 Jul 2007 12:00PM
fantastic "nature" capture
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
26 Jul 2007 12:17PM
Excellent timing, a superb capture.

Ken
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 12:28PM
Superb image, Fred.
Bill
jaspernina 9 1.0k Wales
26 Jul 2007 1:22PM
Great capture, lovely timing, well spotted.

Stephen
Wonderful capture.
Steve
Lorraine 11 8
26 Jul 2007 2:43PM
Wow Fred excellent shot. Lu
adderman 10 8 1
26 Jul 2007 2:44PM
Great work Fred, worth every moment of your time.

Brett.
26 Jul 2007 3:01PM
Outstanding capture Fred.
Paul
26 Jul 2007 3:13PM
he looks so sweet & cuddly despite the mouse hanging, great lighting lovely shot
fossilized 11 79 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 3:23PM
Cracking shot.
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 3:44PM
superb- lovely fellow caught in action -
dianah 9 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.
Di
trissie 10 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 5:29PM
A wonderful capture Fred, superb detail.

Trish
26 Jul 2007 5:47PM
beautifully caught .. excellent work!!

nikki Smile
JudeC 9 6 3 England
26 Jul 2007 7:26PM
Wow what a shot - excellent! JudeC
26 Jul 2007 7:28PM
Superb shot..
Patsy
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 7:42PM
Excellent capture, Eric. Reminds me of the work of Eric Hoskings.
Dave
astyag 9 12
26 Jul 2007 7:56PM
lol, great shot, lovely
Astyag
Soom 11 1 England
26 Jul 2007 8:51PM
Absolutely stunning!
Soom
fatmod 10 22 England
26 Jul 2007 9:05PM
fantastic shot
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
26 Jul 2007 9:09PM
Wonderful capture.I see its been ringed.
Brian.
janty66 9 3 England
26 Jul 2007 9:22PM
WOW. Simply stunning.
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 9:28PM
wow fantastic capture fred,superb detail.
ian.
csr 9 3 England
26 Jul 2007 9:29PM
Wow cracking shot
chris
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
26 Jul 2007 9:30PM
What a great capture; well done!
Rende
26 Jul 2007 11:36PM
You must have worked for candid camera to catch that one, simply amazing
plugin 11 1 Canada
27 Jul 2007 5:03AM
Stunning, great capture (by you and the owl)
Jim
bdettmer 9 1 United States
27 Jul 2007 6:58AM
Amazing detail, super image!
Bernie
shona 10 Scotland
27 Jul 2007 10:29PM
Fred , this owl is fantastic , well taken, shona Smile
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
27 Jul 2007 10:35PM
Wonderful shot
Brian
daringdaphne 12 82 United Kingdom
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.

(*.*)D
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
28 Jul 2007 1:10AM
Top notch Fred. What an excellent shot.
andy
GlenD 9 United States
28 Jul 2007 5:21AM
Super shot Fred!
Glen
28 Jul 2007 7:59AM
WOW, what a stunning and well caught photo this is.
Superb detail and composition.
Beautiful shot.
Annette
Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
28 Jul 2007 10:35AM
Amazing nature shot
Marie
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
28 Jul 2007 4:34PM
Terrific wildlife photography, superbly captured
BEVZED Plus
9 1.1k United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 9:42AM
Quality smacks you in the face here Fred - a perfect picture, just absolutely perfect ...
Beverley
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 6:23PM
That is one brilliant picture...Mike
AlanC1 9 1 England
29 Jul 2007 10:15PM
Superb hope it makes the TON !!!!!!!!!!!!!
29 Jul 2007 10:25PM
Thanks Alan, I'm hoping myself.
Fred.
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2007 1:07PM
Amazing picture, glad to make my vote 95
Helen
31 Jul 2007 7:00PM
A stunning wildlife shot, absolutely brilliant.
Val
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2007 8:30AM
Great natural history photography.

Phil.
5 Aug 2007 9:38PM
VERY happy to put this into 3 figures for you Fred ... an awesome shot with amazing details! Well taken! Click*
Karen
Thanks everyone for all the clicks and comments, the response to this image has been terrific and unexpected,
Fred.
12 Aug 2007 9:15PM
Magnificant. Very well caught.
Lorraine
23 Jul 2008 9:14AM
Outstanding!!
6 Feb 2011 8:30AM
Excellent capture. A
barmymarny 6 1 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 11:18AM
Gulp! This is a bit gruesome Fred! Stunning capture though!

Marilyn x
8 Feb 2011 10:11AM
wonderful

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