I had been aware of Barn Owls in this area for many years and decided that this year I would dedicate myself to capturing these beautiful birds. Initially I didn’t get very many images as it was early mornings and very low light. Weeks of cold mornings and numerous flasks of tea later the daylight hours became longer and I started to understand the Owl’s routines. I had by this time captured some really lovely images of the Owls in flight but had yet to get that perfect image of them sat on a post. I had noticed that of an evening both the Male and the Female would often leave the barn and fly to a particular post to enjoy the warmth of the last few minutes of sunshine. I positioned myself behind a stone wall for cover and waited. The Male Barn Owl flew straight to the post and I was lucky to be able to spend about 15 minutes photographing him.
Holiday Greetings stranger, excellent shot!!!
~In His Love~ Maggi D For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16
I agree with all the above, Paul. All of your Owl shots have been superb, but this is exemplary.A prime example of knowing your subject. Excellent workCatIt's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau
Thanks for all the comments. I recently got a 3rd place in the Natural World section of the Isle of Wight Photographer of the year awards for one of my Owl images.
Paul My Website ..............................................................................