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Barn Owl

By AlexAppleby
I want to say a massive thank you to everyone for your messages of support yesterday, both on my upload and via pm, I was truly touched. Especially so to Colleen, who not only gave me her user award, but sent me a few messages that helped a lot.

Being on epz has given me such inspiration since I joined the site and at the moment is helping to take my mind off things!

Today a barn owl, this time showing a bit more of its surroundings. I spent a lot of time standing in fields waiting to see these gorgeous creatures, luckily the fields I was standing in were so lovely it's therapy in itself! One morning, after three hours of waiting, when no barn owl turned up to my photo shoot, I still didn't go away disappointed, as it was just nice being there!

Mike_Smith pointed out on one of my postings that a Barn Owl only weighs 8 ounces, so they are really tiny, but have a lot of feathers, that surprised me!

Tags: Barn owl Wildlife and nature

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22 Jan 2014 7:47PM
A stunning capture of this lightweight bird, Alex.


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EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:01PM
Great captureSmile

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
22 Jan 2014 8:05PM
What a beautiful capture Alex. I have never managed to photograph an owl never mind one flying. Well done.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:08PM
Superb in-flight shot Alex, your patience paid off.

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:21PM
Great capture Alex SmileSmile

Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:43PM
Really nice in flight shot Alex
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:54PM
Another fine Barnie take AlexSmile

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:54PM
My favourite bird Alex. Like all of them small ones to big ones. Yours is wonderful. GrinGrin Peter.
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
22 Jan 2014 9:18PM
Great shot at long distance, Alex.
Light is good too.
Take care of yourself!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 9:25PM
Wonderful light here and a wow to the owl Alex
22 Jan 2014 9:26PM
Excellent work again, Alex. Has a natural vibrant feel, a spontaneity. Not all Nature photography has that, only the best does.
Patience rewarded.

a super image real good.

dave1967 6 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 9:36PM
Another cracking shot Alex
DerekL 13 191 24 England
22 Jan 2014 9:46PM
Nice image Alex.
Like out the light has picked it out against the dark background.
Wild Owl still on my wanted list. SadSadSadSad

gwynn56 6 87 England
22 Jan 2014 10:06PM
nice capture Smile
22 Jan 2014 10:07PM
What a lovely shot Alex. Cathy
Lovely light here Alex, another beautiful one..

Lynette Grin
ukgubbi 6 5 India
23 Jan 2014 3:35AM
Lovely capture with superb lighting.
23 Jan 2014 4:52AM
Well, I would say there is definitely nothing wrong with your BiF images, Alex.
This one's a beauty. The light is exceptional and the feather detail is really good.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Jan 2014 6:34AM
A delightful capture, Alex, and taken in glorious light and surroundings. Carol
rsjkinson 8 5 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:12AM
Cracking shot Alex
Superb shot, Alex.
23 Jan 2014 8:54AM
Spotted excellently , Alex! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
jdinne 15 16 England
23 Jan 2014 9:30AM
Oh yes you caught this just right Alex, perfectly timed and that light special. Keep strong Alex take care.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 10:29AM
A beautiful image Alex.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 Jan 2014 4:49PM
Excellent capture Alex. These are not the easiest birds to capture in flight. Spot on.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
gss 4 1 Romania
23 Jan 2014 6:20PM
"after three hours of waiting" Wow !!!!
Excellent bird clarity against the background little fuzzy, stands out well!
Geofferz 9 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 8:37PM
Superb image.......... Geoff
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Jan 2014 11:58PM
An excellent shot of the silent hunter searching for its prey, a wonderful wildlife image indeed

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