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"Tawny Owl"

By BigKiz
My Partner Jacqui & I were out for a drive today and I saw this little fellow sitting in a tree.

I stopped the car and took a few shots but I wanted to get closer, so I got out of the car and walked towards it.

It just sat there so I got closer then I started to climb up the bank until I was just feet away from it.

He knew I was there and just glanced at me with half shut eyes, I got a few more shots before he flew away. It was an amazing experience to just get so close to this wild bird.

Unfortunately it was taken in very poor light so I had to manipulate the picture just a wee bit so we could get a better look.

Tags: Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature

Voters: fosteralex, skewey, pip01 and 17 more

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pip01 Plus
10 14
30 Nov 2008 6:33PM
well spotted, great that you were able to get so close!

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lovely detail, very well captured...
30 Nov 2008 7:04PM
a real treat to be at one with such a beautiful bird lovely shot
piccy Plus
11 8 Wales
30 Nov 2008 7:27PM
Such a great experience, well done.
30 Nov 2008 7:32PM
Lucky you to get so close,great shot,well captured................

30 Nov 2008 7:39PM
Thanks very much for these great comments guys, I couldn't believe I got so close to it. It was an amazing experience and one I will treasure.

It's nice to see them close up but to do it in the wild makes it all the better.

30 Nov 2008 7:48PM
Lucky you Brian to get so close and pleased you took advantage .Great shot. Harry
30 Nov 2008 7:56PM
Thanks Harry I consider myself very luck that this beautiful bird allowed me to get so close.

Guess he knew I wasn't going to harm him.

PattiW Plus
12 24 2 United States
30 Nov 2008 8:06PM
Beautiful shot/presentation!
Jaff Plus
9 7 1
30 Nov 2008 10:22PM
An experience that everybody should have at least once, it'd make the world a better place.

Great shot to mark your encounter.
blacky Plus
10 4 1 England
30 Nov 2008 11:23PM
great shot
30 Nov 2008 11:28PM
Lovely shot, right place right time.
1 Dec 2008 1:17PM
Thanks Patti, Jaff, blacky & les for your comments, every one of them greatly appreciated.

Great shot Brian, what a treat to get so close to a wild one.

15 Dec 2008 5:53PM
Thanks Dave, always great to get a nice comment from a photographer like yourself.

It certainly was a real treat to get so close to this one, an experience I won't forget in a hurry.


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