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Wide Spread

By webjam
At the falconry last october, I tried to capture this owl in flight with my old Tamron lens.
It hard a hard time focussing quick enough while I had a hard time tracking the owl through the viewfinder.
This image is not (IMHO) the best that I took that day, but it really shows off these wide wings that unfold completely during flight. They are so wide that they did not fit within the frame!

I also like the determination in his eyes: he knew where the bait was!

Like to hear your opinion.

Tags: Falconry Flight Wide Owl Digitally manipulated Wings Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 5:06PM
Cracking shot

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19 Feb 2009 5:08PM
Brilliant capture.
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
19 Feb 2009 5:46PM
Beautiful capture

shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 5:52PM
Beautiful image well captured
jclaydon1 10 20 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 6:03PM
i love the tones in the background and the sharpness of the owl beautiful capture it is a shame the ends of the wings are not in but we all do the best we can


GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
19 Feb 2009 6:04PM
That's good enough Jacqueline! And as you say, the eyes are what you focus on, and thy're perfect.
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
19 Feb 2009 6:28PM
Super capture and spot on with the head detail, sometimes thats life when the wings dont fit in but its the detail and sharpness that make upfor it
Super capture
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 6:51PM
spot on focus
Linda Smile
Gazzten 12 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 6:58PM
As you say, the eye is great and it does show the span of the wing but I do think the whole of the wings need to be in the shot. Then again the only owl shot I ever got was when it was tethered to a post!!
ps You have some great images in your p/f excellent.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Feb 2009 8:48PM
Wonderful shot...Super detail....Sandy
Very impressive bird and great image. JNC
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 9:01PM
Abolutely stunning image, very well timed, very well worth all the effort .
19 Feb 2009 9:21PM
Superbly captured. You did extremely well and timed him perfectly,
Great detail, great image.
Great capture, nicely timed, lovely detail.
29 Apr 2009 10:54AM
stunning capture

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