Last night's Barn Owl


Blythman

Link Posted 02/07/2014 - 19:15
Yesterday evening in gorgeous light a Barn Owl with the K3 and DA* 300 + 1.4xTC combo


Hunting Barn Owl by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
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davidstorm

Link Posted 02/07/2014 - 19:33
Another beautiful image Alan. How do you find the time to go to all these places at these times, don't you have a proper job?

The Barn Owl is one of my favourite birds, I fondly remember times in my childhood when I would walk the few hundred yards up to the top of the road where we lived, where there were open fields and a ruined windmill. Each evening I would wait for the Barn Owl to come to the fields and hunt in the soft dusk light. It was magical and your shot reminds me of this.

Regards
David
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gtis

Link Posted 02/07/2014 - 19:35
Yes Alan another cracking shot
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McGregNi

Link Posted 02/07/2014 - 19:45
Very nice indeed with the subject beautifully bathed in superb light at just the right angle. Great one again!
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johnriley

Link Posted 02/07/2014 - 19:48
That is just so beautiful. Amazing skill!
Best regards, John

AlJones2402

Link Posted 02/07/2014 - 19:54
Beautiful shot.

Algernon

Link Posted 02/07/2014 - 19:54
Superb capture and the evening light works well.

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Blythman

Link Posted 02/07/2014 - 20:10
Thanks for the feedback. It must be better than I originally thought

Then again, for comparison I've got the slightly out of focus ones which would have been the money shots

davidstorm wrote:
Another beautiful image Alan. How do you find the time to go to all these places at these times, don't you have a proper job?

The Barn Owl is one of my favourite birds, I fondly remember times in my childhood when I would walk the few hundred yards up to the top of the road where we lived, where there were open fields and a ruined windmill. Each evening I would wait for the Barn Owl to come to the fields and hunt in the soft dusk light. It was magical and your shot reminds me of this.

Regards
David

Nice memories David. Which is what photography leaves us with. All I had was dirty starlings and sparrows due to the pollution from coal fires and industry on Tyneside.

As to how often I've been out lately. I'm on borrowed time. Soon I'm going to be told enough is enough. I did pre-warn that June would be a busy month. The Farnes, Appleby, and now Bempton, are all fixed in the calendar as a starting point. Still I'm in the house tonight - its chucking it down
Alan


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LongTimeLurker

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 01:09
Such a beautiful shot. Well done.

I managed to get a shot of a young tawny owl this evening and only because it was sat in the tree long enough for me to compose the frame. Your in-flight picture gives me hope that one day I'll manage the same.

Your last comment is rather omninous. I hope it isn't as serious as I read it and I'll put it down to my brain being muddled during this wee small hour.
Nigel.

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Blythman

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 07:29
LongTimeLurker wrote:
Your last comment is rather omninous. I hope it isn't as serious as I read it and I'll put it down to my brain being muddled during this wee small hour.

Ominous indeed. I'll be busy going shopping and/or doing jobs about the house, and only getting out on weekend mornings once again
Alan


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tyronet2000

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 07:54
Beautiful shot Alan, just as we've come to expect from you
Regards
Stan

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K10D

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 08:13
Stunning shot Alan.

All I can get early weekend mornings are a sunrise, breakfast and English breakfast tea.

Best regards
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Blaze

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 09:05
Beautiful, and such wonderful light.

geordie01

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 16:52
Superb shot Alan, that light is just great!!
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