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Lucas_Ade 13 25
19 Mar 2005 1:53PM
Wild? Fantastic!

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ron thomas Plus
14 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 1:55PM
Well quite annoyed... (thanks,)

rusty 15 Canada
19 Mar 2005 1:56PM
Nice picture and good use of natural light.
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
19 Mar 2005 2:03PM
Wow, brilliant shot Ron! Gorgeous bird, the perfect perch and great background! Spot On! CLick!!!

MickS 13 23 14 England
19 Mar 2005 2:06PM
Watcha Ron,
excellent composition, colour and texture, natural history record well seen and caught and should grace any book on British and European birds, eyes pin sharp, guddun.
Cristian 13 950 1
19 Mar 2005 2:07PM
Great shot with good dof.


terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 2:10PM
dalischone 13 295 Scotland
19 Mar 2005 2:11PM
Fantastic shot, great detail and clarity. Love the light focusing on the bird.

ron thomas Plus
14 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 2:16PM
Thanks for the comments. At least 4 and possibly 5 of these owls have moved onto a developing industrial estate in North Wales. By parking the car at the edge of one of the vacant plots and waiting, one is usually rewarded by the sight of one of thes magnificent birds flying close by. I was very lucky today because this individual landed on a perch placed there especially by a keen photographer (other than me). That photographer was not there today but I am very grateful to whoever it was! The bird's left eye and most of the left side of his face was slightly darker than the right and I have adjusted this in the software, the background has not been changed.

19 Mar 2005 2:16PM
Cracking CB
Pete_g 13 327 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 2:24PM
Superb Ron
Lucas_Ade 13 25
19 Mar 2005 2:27PM
That's interesting, I was talking to a chap at Parkgate a few weeks back and he was saying there was an industrial estate near him in N.Wales where he would go and just sit in his car and they would fly around. Maybe it was you, or the guy who put the perch there?
bassan 15 9
19 Mar 2005 2:27PM
good shot
User_Removed 15 455 13 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 2:29PM
I really love this one. Beautifully exposed (and sensitively adjusted).
19 Mar 2005 2:31PM
wallypics 13 3
19 Mar 2005 2:36PM
Lovely shot! Smile
Ian G W 15 396 3 England
19 Mar 2005 2:41PM
Good one.
Falconer 13 16
19 Mar 2005 2:51PM
amazing! click
19 Mar 2005 2:51PM
AlanMD 13 23
19 Mar 2005 2:52PM
Superb. What! you werent at the Wales v Ireland game? Alan.
Tom_H 13 48 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 2:57PM
Lovely shot Ron, well done.
raptor 13 2
19 Mar 2005 2:59PM
klewis 14 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 3:09PM
You nailed this one Ron Smile. Beautiful study


ps as I travel from Gloucester to Anglesey tomorrow do I turn left or right at Bangor to find them? *grin*
cambirder 14 7.2k England
19 Mar 2005 3:27PM
Fantastic shot, nice to see a real wild owl shot for a change.
Crisp as!! Well shot.
Steve H.
phiggy 16 7 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 3:32PM
Superb capture.
Stunning image and detail.
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 3:53PM
Superb shot, Ron - just look at those wonderful eyes.

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 4:35PM
Top class image, great light and clarity. Well done Ron, excellent work.
lovelylindax 14 16
19 Mar 2005 4:41PM
Wow - that is such a brillian shot! x
AngieLatham 14 790 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2005 5:41PM
Fantastic image Ron, very very good work Grin
stevebutler 13 122 England
20 Mar 2005 12:12AM
This is a cracker Ron. Even more so by the fact that it is natural and not a captive bird. You have uploaded some fabulous work recently. Keep up the good work.

suleesia 13 176 Malaysia
20 Mar 2005 1:18AM
Classy image!! Perfect shot..! congrats, Ron.
Denise 16 279
20 Mar 2005 3:03AM
Ron, I think I'm about to be sick lol. What an amazing and wild capture. I see that you are putting your new 500mm lens to great use. Fantastic!!!!!
gary900r 14 474 England
20 Mar 2005 4:20AM
Superb shot Ron.

ron thomas Plus
14 11 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2005 11:37AM
A very big thank-you to all who have commented.
Best wishes,

sinzine 13 37 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2005 11:37AM
Excellent Ron, such sharp detail and colours all superb! very well taken.
pfheyes 14 254 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2005 11:58AM
I think they are magnificent looking birds and you've captured it in beautiful light. I was a birdwatcher when I was a kid, and I saw one of these that was passing through the area where I lived. Brings back memories. Smile

clive burrow 14 71 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2005 12:25PM
Super shot Ron, very nice indeed

billma 14 119 United States
20 Mar 2005 12:52PM
Excellent capture. Got the light even in both eyes which can be challenging with one of these. What a lens combo.

u08mcb 14 5.8k
20 Mar 2005 1:51PM
Stunning. Very envious Smile
mikeweeks 13 974 3 England
20 Mar 2005 2:49PM
How did i miss this one, stunning. Click. Mike
Tom_Charles 13 279
20 Mar 2005 4:26PM
A superb image Ron. Beautifully lit.

zippie 14 1.3k England
22 Mar 2005 5:16PM
Glad to make this no 50 !!!

Super shot Ron

(You won the lottery ??? 500mm !!)


deemac 12 6 11 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2005 4:43PM
Stunning! Bet that helped you feel better about shelling out for the 500 f4!

anthhope 12 1 England
29 Aug 2006 8:56PM
Fantastic photo
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Jan 2007 6:28PM
Beautiful birds these, on a lookout post to. On my hit list, seen plenty never managed one as good as this Ron. Ron.
29 Jan 2007 10:03PM
what a gorgeous bird.......perfect depth...superB
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 11:42AM

fwatts 10
24 Aug 2008 10:44PM
fantastic photo ron classic pose of a great bird well captured mate frank
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 9:02PM
Incredible image, Ron. Needle sharp & well composed. Wish it had been my capture!

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