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A Hunting Barny

By WildLight  
I just had a great weekend in Norfolk photographing waders at Titchwell Marsh on Saturday and meeting up with Nigel Pye on one of his Barn Owl workshops. I took this towards the end of the day as the sun was sinking lower in the sky. The light was magnificent throughout the whole trip but, luckily, was at its best when we spotted this (female I think!) Barn Owl hunting in a field. We parked up and waited to see if she would fly closer and after a short time she did allowing us to get some nice shots. All in all we saw 7 Barn Owls yesterday not to mention a load of new species for me which included Brent Geese, Snow Buntings, Bar-tailed Godwits, and a Hen Harrier!
Nigel also let me use his Canon 1D Mark III which was awesome!

Thank you very, very much to Nigel for a really fantastic day!

I hope you like this one!

Tags: Wildlife and nature Sports and action

Voters: stephenscott, metro074, andy210966 and 101 more

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Comments


stephenscott 11 8 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 11:55AM
Totally amazed at this shot.The detail is superb..

Steve..
metro074 11 8 Australia
1 Feb 2010 11:56AM
Superb!!
Carol
YorkshireSam 11 110 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 11:56AM
Superbly captured ! you must be extremely pleased with this, I know I would be .
clicknimagine Plus
11 832 104 India
1 Feb 2010 11:57AM
amazing in flight capture...
davidcollins 15 108 1 Scotland
1 Feb 2010 12:00PM
a cracking shot .
DannoM 12 58 England
1 Feb 2010 12:03PM
stunning shot, well done.
Dan.
steve_eb Plus
12 372 9 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 12:06PM
A brilliant shot.

Steve
nigelpye 13 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 12:07PM
You certainly got some good ones here Joe, excellent shot and thanks for a great day for me too. Cheers Nige
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 12:12PM
Wonderfully captured.
1 Feb 2010 12:14PM
Fabulous capture - well done

Chris
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
1 Feb 2010 12:18PM
A stunning image. Carol
Glyn1 12 4 1 England
1 Feb 2010 12:41PM
Fabulous capture, great timing & well framed.

Glyn
MandsH 14 England
1 Feb 2010 1:11PM
Excellent in flight shot
Mandy
konu 13 31 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 1:25PM
nice detailed sharp shot
TonyDy Plus
12 55 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 1:50PM
Lovely shot, well timed and executed.
Tony
Wilmot 12 338 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 3:05PM
Stunning shot mate,you make me want to even more now,i will be soon.
Steve
EMJAYCEE Plus
12 10 10 England
1 Feb 2010 3:17PM
Very well deserved No. 30 and so happy to oblige.
Joan.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
1 Feb 2010 3:28PM
superb
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 4:01PM
A stunning capture. well done.

regards
Yung
LeeFisher 12 59 8 England
1 Feb 2010 4:55PM
brilliant flight shot,
fish.
Thushari 11 1 Sri Lanka
1 Feb 2010 5:21PM
Great in flight shot. well taken.
Goodley 11 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 5:22PM
brilliant capture,kev.
lawbert 14 1.8k 15 England
1 Feb 2010 5:36PM
Hello Joe
This is a Fantastic capture of a wild Barn Owl.
The Hat is Tipped at a very low angle due to the superb low lighting.
All the Best
Paul
motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 5:48PM
Awesome shot Mate!!< Spot on!!

Scott
albi 16 68 1 England
1 Feb 2010 6:05PM
Nice work Joe, can't beat a Barn Owl in golden light....
redshank 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 6:19PM
Fab capture.
Martin
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
1 Feb 2010 6:54PM
Well done Joe and a momentous weekend. Great capture in all respects and looks as though Nige is turning up trumps
Richard
1 Feb 2010 7:06PM
What a Superbly captured in flight shot Joe.Fabulous angle on the Owl & a Top BG too......Wonderful work !!
Brian_Scott 11 42 27 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 7:15PM
Beautifully captured great shot
forestfotos 11 4 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 7:25PM
Very well done Joe. A fine shot.
1 Feb 2010 8:07PM
Hi Joe,
that's brilliant LOL i'm going at the 6th March with Jonah 794!
Hope you had a great time!! Wink
Josh
1 Feb 2010 8:37PM
great light,detail perfect
Steve_S Plus
15 183 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 8:40PM
Superb capture Joe, must have been a great day
Steve
jonah794 11 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 10:02PM
Fantastic shot Joe! Smile Can't wait till my day with Nigel now in March - so excited SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Jonah
1 Feb 2010 10:32PM
Super in-flight capture, so sharp. Very nice.
Dave.
zanzibarwinds 17 205 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2010 5:59AM
Fantastic photo.
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
2 Feb 2010 8:04AM
Superb Joe

Jon
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Feb 2010 9:54AM
so graceful...well caught
LesF 14 182 9
3 Feb 2010 11:44AM
Good one, congrats on the HC

LesF
woollyback 15 50
3 Feb 2010 2:31PM
That is an awesome shot Joe and I am very very jealous.

Love it

Bridie
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
3 Feb 2010 9:53PM

Quote:That is an awesome shot Joe and I am very very jealous.

Love it

Bridie


Me too!!! Wink
Phil32 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 10:13PM
Stunning shot of a magnificent bird. The details in the feathers are fantastic!

Phil
Hazel 15 1 United States
4 Feb 2010 1:28AM
Light is stunning as is the shot!
marco_delvalle1 12 46 1 Philippines
2 Mar 2010 2:10PM
Amazing.
Marco
Perfect! A breathtaking shot.

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