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By bpearson3
Good Evening everyone.
Well...... here is the first of many shots from Martin's Birthday.
I booked him a Bird's of Prey Encounter at Peckforton Castle and we had a fabulous time.

I was in my element when Martin flew a Barn Owl, Harris Hawk, and a Southern Great Horned Owl (from Canada). Mind you, Martin was in his element too!! LOL
I took a total of 328 shots and couldn't wait to get home to upload them all.
Some of the Harris Hawk in flight ones were disappointing - I need more practice panning with this fast flyer.
The owls were slower - God Bless 'em and I more time to practice shooting them.

This upload is one of Solo - the Great Horned Owl - she was lovely and I could have brought her home.

I hope you are all ok, have a lovely week end and thank you for all your continued support.

Best Wishes

Bev Smile

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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26 Jun 2009 7:42PM
Brilliant image babe, it looks nearly as good as it did flying to me, "all for a bit of chicken"... Thanks for a brilliant day and wonderful present in the encounter... Love you loads, M xxxxx

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 7:44PM
brilliant comp fantastic detail wonderful capture bev large is awsome
bpearson3 9 1 England
26 Jun 2009 7:46PM

Quote:Brilliant comp fantastic detail wonderful capture bev large is awsome

Thanks Martin and Andy.
Bev Smile
26 Jun 2009 7:51PM
absolutely wonderful Bev
jimmypaton 9 19 Scotland
26 Jun 2009 7:57PM
very good capture indeed
26 Jun 2009 8:04PM
A stunning capture.

Jean x
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 9:02PM
Superb in flight shot
redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 9:25PM
Wonderful action shot
Neeka 8 16 Wales
26 Jun 2009 9:28PM
What a wonderful capture ~ so well timed!!
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
26 Jun 2009 9:41PM
amazing shot!
Roly 10 Wales
26 Jun 2009 10:14PM
This is awesome.What a fantastic in flight shot.Well captured.
26 Jun 2009 11:23PM
Great capture,
26 Jun 2009 11:33PM
Superb well timed inflight shot. Beautiful detail and lovely light, Great capture.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
27 Jun 2009 12:04AM
A ripper Bev.....Bill
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
27 Jun 2009 12:28AM
Superb capture. Great detail........Sandy
Warriorpoet 9 213 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 9:59AM
Superb shot, perfectly timed.

27 Jun 2009 6:01PM
simply bril well timed and super detail.
27 Jun 2009 6:16PM
Great capture, well done

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
27 Jun 2009 9:02PM
Oh my word, Bev, WONderfully crisp capture. Looking forward to more!

A Smile
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 10:38PM
Excellent timing Beverley,
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
27 Jun 2009 11:52PM
One wonderful bird and you have done it and yourself proud with a spot-on capture. Most impressive.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 11:54PM
Fabulous image, so well timed, everything spot on I love it. Glad to make it 30 for you.

x_posure 9 1 Australia
28 Jun 2009 10:39AM
Gee this is a great shot
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
29 Jun 2009 12:37AM
Fantastic Bev,dead impressed,
So well timed,

susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2009 3:13PM
This is a great shot! Well done for getting him well in line looks as if he will land on the camera, a super pic with lots of very fine detail looking forward to the rest of them

dbedford 9 6 England
1 Jul 2009 7:09PM
Fantastic image well done,
maybe worth cleaning up the background to stop the eye looking over the owl at the cars.

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 9:21PM
what a fantastic Birthday Gift - one to treasure and remember for ever and especially with photps like this to show off as well

lovely capture

LeeFisher 8 59 8 England
3 Jul 2009 9:46PM
great capture.
hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 10:14PM
Brilliant caputre stunning detail
bpearson3 9 1 England
4 Jul 2009 8:03AM

Quote:Fantastic image well done,
maybe worth cleaning up the background to stop the eye looking over the owl at the cars.


I deliberated on this for ages, David.
Alas, I need much more practice in PS before I'd attempt to remove the background. But I'll give it a go sometime ! LOL

Bev Smile
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
4 Jul 2009 8:50AM
A great shot . You did so well .
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
4 Jul 2009 9:32AM
Super in-flight capture Bev - love the expression and plumage patterning.
1881 6 India
26 May 2012 7:18PM
Regards - Sanjeev.

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