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Barn Owl

By P181
This was taken recently in Norfolk,my first attempt at taking shots of owls in the wild. It was impossible to get any closer and the owl stayed close to the hedgerow which was at the end of the lens range. I like the shot and thought I would share it with you. Thanks for taking the time to view.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Andy_Britten, tim g, Marian and 34 more

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trivets12 14 1.3k
17 Nov 2006 7:30PM
I think this is lovely. I wonder if a tighter crop might make it more dynamic, but I personally like the blurry, sunlit background so - don't know!

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12 875 10 Ireland
17 Nov 2006 7:33PM
Cracking shot, agree about a little crop, just to take it off centre. Stunning capture though.

RoddBC 12 40 United States
17 Nov 2006 7:41PM
What a shot! Who wouldn't love this capture!

RuthyJ 11 England
17 Nov 2006 7:44PM
Great shot, The lighting on the wings is super.
LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
17 Nov 2006 7:45PM
Great capture, love how the light is hitting the wings.

SueTurner 13 81 3 England
17 Nov 2006 8:10PM
must be great to capture a shot of an owl in the wild, nicely backlit and well composed - well done - sue
P181 12 5 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 8:18PM
Thanks for all the comments.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 8:24PM
This is an absolute beauty. The lighting on the bird is excellent and the colours in the background vegetation are also beautiful. A photograph to be proud of.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Nov 2006 8:51PM
Superb inflight shot of the silent hunter
VinceJones 13 862 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2006 9:03PM
I echo the above comments, this is an image to be very proud of Phil. It shows the Barn Owl working hard to find its prey. Nice to see one hunting during day light hours, beautiful sight isn't it

starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
17 Nov 2006 9:07PM
wonderful capture he looks great,well done.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Nov 2006 9:21PM
Stunning picture.Well captured.
pcjackso Junior Member 12 7
17 Nov 2006 9:47PM
A beautiful image
jonny250 11 60 Guernsey
17 Nov 2006 10:11PM
This is great, good feeling of movement.
albi 13 68 1 England
17 Nov 2006 10:21PM
Lovely shot, it's not all about being close up, this is a lovely image of a barn owl hunting it's territory.

Nice work.
Ajack 12
17 Nov 2006 10:33PM
An excellent capture of this Owl working the field ,
Gecko 11 25 Australia
18 Nov 2006 5:58AM
Nice first capture. Pam
tonymarq 12 1 United States
18 Nov 2006 6:03AM
Phil stunning flight capture and love the natural surroundings!

stay well
peterboyce 10 1 England
2 Jul 2008 10:35PM
great capture....peter

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