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By phil_j  
I uploaded a shot like this one last year, it was a real toss-up at the time between the two as to which I posted and in the end I went for the other as it had more space to the sides of the image at the wing tips.

However as I have nothing new to post at the moment I thought I would give this an airing tonight.

The super Kaln from the Barn Owl Centre.

Many thanks to everybody for the response to yesterdays Nuthatch, and especially to Mike for his UA.

We are off to London on Sunday to take in the Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibition at the Natural History Museum, my usual yearly dose of photographic inspiration.


Tags: General Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: cabbie, pmorgan, Graham-Mead and 67 more

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Graham-Mead 7 12 9 England
5 Mar 2011 8:05PM
Fabulous shot.

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cabbie 10 30 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2011 8:06PM
A great capture what kept you from showing this before well done

5 Mar 2011 8:13PM
What an absolute stunner, beautiful!

Stunner! Can see what you mean about the wind tips but I do like a tighter crop than some so it suits me very well! Louise
pamelajean Plus
11 991 1922 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2011 8:16PM
What a joy to come back to your portfolio, this is amazing.
JohnDyer 11 67 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2011 8:19PM
Spot On
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
5 Mar 2011 9:21PM
Heading straight down the barrel of your lens by the look of things, Phil. Marvellous in flight shot, capturing that intense gaze at the same time, and many congrats to you on the HC and GEA awards.
5 Mar 2011 9:32PM
leeuk7751 9 24
5 Mar 2011 10:08PM
Simply stunning
Mike_Smith Plus
10 396 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2011 10:47PM
Another awsome shot well done
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
6 Mar 2011 12:10AM
a real corker!
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
6 Mar 2011 12:12AM
Got a few accolades here Phil! Congratulations. Enjoy the Wildlife POTY, it's superb this year. I enter most years and in 2010 had 4 images in the semi final ! Ron.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
6 Mar 2011 5:51AM
It's a cracking image, Phil, and congratulations on the well deserved awards, too. Carol
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 9:53AM
Kaln, head-on, is an awesome sight

6 Mar 2011 12:21PM
Fabulous capture - well done Phil

franfoto 9 2 32 England
6 Mar 2011 2:28PM
Superb POV, detail, light and foreground. Perfect.

JohnoP 12 2
6 Mar 2011 2:46PM
An absolute cracker - beautifully done. John
Angi_Wallace 9 172 10 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 6:50PM
Wow Phil this is brilliantSmile
Loko 9 Norway
7 Mar 2011 8:03PM
Im just placing my self in the row those who think this is just amasing, exelentwork.
13 Mar 2011 6:28AM
Very nice shot.Mirek
VinceJones 12 862 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 4:23PM
Hi Phil,

Can you call me regarding this fine imageSmile

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