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By DicksPics
I haven't been around on EPZ today - I had a wonderful day out at The Barn Owl Centre near Gloucester which was organised by Lillian.
I met up with several other EPZers including Gary( gary_d ) and Mal( Techno ) - it is so good to be able to put faces to names, to share ideas and have a good chat with fellow togs!
This is one of the 800 or so images I managed to take and is of Kaln, an absolutely beautiful Eagle Owl, homing in on another 'snack'!
I now appreciate how difficult it can be to take images of birds in flight - but, it's great fun and very rewarding when you get a half decent image!!
The centre is run by Vince Jones who is dedicated to caring for and rehabilitating many species of owls and hawks.
Many appreciated thanks for all views, votes and comments on my 'Sunset and Silhouettes' upload!Smile
And special thanks to Alan( alancharlton ), Kathryn( kathrynlouise ) and George( GeorgePlatis ) for their generous and much valued User Awards!SmileSmileSmile
I will catch up with EPZ over the weekend.


Tags: Wildlife and nature Eagle Owl Barn Owl Centre

Voters: Coast, mikbee, Kurt42 and 85 more

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mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
18 Oct 2014 12:06AM
A fine inflight capture Richard.
Excellent shot.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 12:24AM
This is a magnificent aerial capture Richard.
This is a fantastic in flight capture Richard. Glad you enjoyed your day and managed to get lots of photos and meet other like minded people.SmileSmileSmileSmile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
18 Oct 2014 1:00AM
WOW! What a great wingspan!
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 1:04AM
A quite stunning pin sharp in flight capture with gorgeous colouring wonderful framed, processed and presented Richard

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
terryxc 9 7 England
18 Oct 2014 1:15AM
Awesome capture Richard, i would love to get a shot like that...

Shaji84 7 4 India
18 Oct 2014 1:41AM
What a shot - superb in flight capture!!
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 1:53AM
My goodness what a lot your must have learned to capture such an amazing image Richard.
Superb bif image - sharp, perfect detail and colour! I'm well impressed!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
18 Oct 2014 3:58AM
How lucky can a man get and still breathe !! It must have been a wonderful and creative time !! This is an awesome capture RichardGrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
18 Oct 2014 5:58AM
Wonderful timing, an amazing shot, Richard.
18 Oct 2014 6:13AM
Beautifully captured. This is a shot we all would like to get.
liarsdance 7 633 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 6:51AM
Super shot! And what a magnificent bird Smile
janlea 9 3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 7:30AM
A stunning capture Richard, superb detail and wonderful colours Smile
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 7:55AM
Very impressed! you certainly got this one right, Vince is a good tutor
has you just where you need to be and how to get that image..but it's then up to you
to get it right! Richard you really nailed this one
was great meeting and sharing the experience with you.
fazzer 12 54 7 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 7:58AM
What a beautiful bird, great capture
Regards Jeremy Smile
18 Oct 2014 8:53AM
An outstanding IF capture, Richard. Perfectly timed & presented. The eye contact & gracefulness is uncanny.
A great narrative that adds context and also deserves my UA.

LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 9:27AM
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 10:03AM
This really is exceptional.....
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 10:24AM
Wow...great shotGrinGrin love those feet!
18 Oct 2014 10:28AM
A super shot Richard attention to detail fantastic, Great Shot!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
18 Oct 2014 10:38AM
We've had a young lady bring owls to our Camera Club to photograph, plus on a couple of occasions we've shot outdoors, and you're right, trying to caught them in flight, in the frame, and in focus, is difficult! This is a cracking capture here Richard SmileSmile
Trev Smile
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
18 Oct 2014 10:44AM
EXCELLENT birding , Richard ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 11:16AM
That's way better than half decent, a cracking shot.Smile

ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 11:22AM
Absolutely stunning Richard can't think of any more to say about this amazing image Outstanding photography

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 12:55PM
Excellent in flight capture of this great looking OwlSmile

DonMc 13 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 1:24PM
Richard, whatever the day cost it was worth it for this image alone!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 1:33PM
Brilliantly captured Richard.

myrab 15 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 3:51PM
A splendid image Richard, what a great day you seem to have had,

18 Oct 2014 3:58PM
They have said it all, wonderful Richard and your day out sounded great too.

Patty (the baker) GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
18 Oct 2014 4:04PM
Great Aerial Image Richard
Well Done

Zydeco_Joe 15 84 1 England
18 Oct 2014 4:12PM
Nice work Richard, love the action well captured.
Zydeco Joe
18 Oct 2014 4:13PM
Fantastic capture just a wow shotSmileSmileDave
18 Oct 2014 4:31PM
WoW! A top shot Richard. Just superb. Love, love, love it.
Hope you all had an amazing day and look forward to more GrinGrin

18 Oct 2014 4:37PM
absolute stunning capture Richard pin sharp and wonderful eye contact,excellent work
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 5:04PM
Well Richard, I haven't been around much myself, my youngest grand-daughter is in hospital so I am only getting a chance to pop in from time to time................................ I am so pleased I popped in on this one and hers yet another UA to add to your much deserved collection!!!!!!

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 5:05PM
A super capture Richard and glad to hear you enjoyed the day.
18 Oct 2014 5:12PM
Superb, I can't say no more
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 5:24PM
Wonderful in flight capture.
senn 10 5 1 Belgium
18 Oct 2014 6:14PM
must be one of your very first bird shots, .. enviable take ..
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
18 Oct 2014 6:40PM
Stunning, brilliant shot Richard, has to be another UA, sorry but it has to be done Smile

18 Oct 2014 7:21PM
Nice one Richard, It was a great day with a great group of people.
Lovely image

18 Oct 2014 7:34PM
Stunning capture, Richard!!
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
18 Oct 2014 8:23PM
All has been saidSmile
MaryFaith 7 59 New Zealand
18 Oct 2014 8:25PM
Wow - how fabulous! Great timing - just love the detail on the beautiful feathers!!

Mary Smile
18 Oct 2014 10:06PM
Amazing bird!
And a perfectly timed shot!
PaulMillar 10 83 2 Scotland
19 Oct 2014 7:24PM
Lovely detail.........................stunning capture.

19 Oct 2014 8:10PM
Superb Richard..Lin
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
19 Oct 2014 8:22PM
These shots require perfect timing Richard but are so rewarding (such as this) when you get it right.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
19 Oct 2014 8:41PM
Richard what an amazing shot. Cathy
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
19 Oct 2014 9:40PM
I nearly missed this-absolutely outstanding image Richard.Wonderful clarity and a perfect moment.
Deserves more than UA's imo.
Techno Plus
13 6.1k 8 England
20 Oct 2014 9:03AM
Excellent timing Richard, and pin sharp too, enjoyed the day and the company top draw, hope to meet up again......Smile
22 Oct 2014 12:15AM
DixClix 12 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2014 12:44PM
This is superb ****! Just look at the intensity in its eyes!
Great image and one of which you should be justly proud! Well done.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
6 Dec 2014 12:03AM
An outstanding image Richard, I think it has all been said already, you fully deserve all the votes and accolades that this image has received
4 Feb 2015 6:49PM
Amazing shot, you are so fortunate to have seen it, and then to take such a superb shot, congratulations

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