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Wild Male Barn Owl - Isle of Wight


Wild Male Barn Owl - Isle of Wight



I had seen him land on this post many times but to take a chance to get it a shot of him would mean being out of sight of the fields where he hunts. I got there nice and early and he flew straight from the barn to the post and then stayed on the post for a good 10-15 mins. This is one of many portraits of him.


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Date: Fri July 10, 2009
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Jackie
Wow, I like this Smile Lovely light and pose - well done Thumbs Up!
#1 Fri July 10, 2009 7:36am

tmat
Brilliant shot .... Tony
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#2 Fri July 10, 2009 8:14am

Hangin10
Thanks Jackie and Tony. It has taken me 4 months to get this portrait.
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#3 Fri July 10, 2009 8:16am

vab
Fantastic shot! I am sure he knows you are there! (Love the wee bit of light coming through his feathers next to his tail!) Viv
#4 Fri July 10, 2009 9:38am

Hangin10
Thanks Viv. This is what all those early mornings were for. Time well spent.
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#5 Fri July 10, 2009 9:47am

s0ulsurfing
one of your very best mate, superb light and details and a nice bit of interest with the grass


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#6 Fri July 10, 2009 10:49am

LindaLewis
Superb in every detail - The owl looks as if it knows you with the eye contact you have captured in this shot. POTW I would say 10+
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#7 Fri July 10, 2009 11:40am

catonic
This is my favourite - absolutely 'A' class photography. I love the eye contact and the pose. Terrific lighting and dof. What beautiful faces they haveThumbs Up!Cat
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau
#8 Fri July 10, 2009 3:44pm

phototoad
Hes a beauty, I want one! Do you deliver? These are all such lovely shots. What a pretty thing to see.
~In His Love~ Maggi D
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#9 Fri July 10, 2009 8:45pm

Amandart
I got no words. Thumbs Up!
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#10 Fri July 10, 2009 10:57pm

Jass
Pure beauty!!!
You have a "Excellent" collection here Paul. Smile!
Keepem coming....
~Kelly
#11 Sat July 11, 2009 7:51am

fluffy
All the above + more Paul!....excellent......wonderful work!......SmileAlan
#12 Sat July 11, 2009 10:24am

Hangin10
Thanks Linda, Jason, Cat, Maggi, Amanda, Kelly and Alan. It has taken me a few months to get these last few shots but I am very pleased. The farmer has now cut the grass in all the fields where I used to go and it has become nearly impossible to get this close now.
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#13 Mon July 13, 2009 5:25am

Oly_M
your patience and dedication has come to fruition Paul... your magnificent work is a joy to find & absorb
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#14 Sun July 19, 2009 1:07am




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