Views: 169 (83 Unique) 
Vote 45
Award Shortlist   

Close Up

By CraigJones  
Finally a close up of this male Barn Owl I have spent all week with,most of the time due to the freezing weather he did'nt show and I was unsure of his survival.Then on this day,late afternoon he started to hunt, I had become frozen to the ground during my time there waiting,looking like a bush He started quartering not far from me and then came close,stopped and started to hover,I could hear his wing beats,he allowed me a few shots until he left as quick as he'd arrived.Another magical moment

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: phil_j, PLCimagery, Coleslaw and 42 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Comments


picturistic 6 7 7 Wales
9 Jan 2010 4:59PM
stunning shot, Craig, well captured

Adrian

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

DavidWebb 8 3 England
9 Jan 2010 5:02PM
Excellent shot. David
Suehh 9 39 6 England
9 Jan 2010 5:05PM
Amazing!
pulsar69 11 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 5:06PM
great shot well worth the effort
bumbleb3 10 358 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 5:15PM
what a briliant capture.I just love the lighting you have caught on those beautiful wings
sandy
WELL WORTH THE EFFORT WELL COURT WELL WORTH THE WAITE
hope he makes it though this cold time spring is a long time away
chris
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 5:48PM
A superb capture, Craig. It's what nature photography is all about - magical moments.
Terry
tigertot 13 36 England
9 Jan 2010 5:49PM
Fab lighting - well done for persevering. Well worth the wait!
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
9 Jan 2010 5:49PM
A fantastic capture, worth all the hard work.

Darren.
RTDS 7 Cyprus
9 Jan 2010 6:03PM
Absolutelly a stunning capture.
Love the light/colours,excellent details.
Robert
TrevW 6 118 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 6:34PM
Your patience and determination has paid off well. A great capture! Well done!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
9 Jan 2010 8:20PM
Stunning shot Craig. Your timing on this is just about perfect.
Ron
woollyback 10 50
9 Jan 2010 8:23PM
Great shot but the light makes it stunning

Bridie
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 9:25PM
Excellent capture mate, well worth the effort
Steve
chinny 11 492 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 9:14AM
Well done Craig, exposed really well considering the background? were you shooting Manual or have you darkened the Background PP?


Quote:I could hear his wing beats


You have very good hearing Smile
10 Jan 2010 11:36AM
Thanks all,The BG was a dark hedgerow and I have darken it with levels and curves and removed the odd spot hope that helps.Thanks all again

craig
11 Jan 2010 10:22AM
wow..!! stunning, very brilliant work. Keep up the good job man.
best wishes,
Denise ^~^
cbr900 7 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2010 2:17PM
Stunning image Craig, well deserved.

Bryan.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.