Barn Owl

Posted by Des on Mon May 03, 2021 3:17 pm

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Many of you will appreciate that photographing wildlife is never easy, nor is it predictable. But if one persists, sometimes, everything comes together. 

On this particular evening, the barn owls decided to come out early. Not only that, both decided to pose together. While the pair of them were in the shade, the late afternoon sun painted the distant trees with a lovely warm glow. This contrast gave a nice separation between the foreground and the backdrop. This was the best that I have managed since the start of the project, some months ago. Hope you like it as much as I do.

This is full-frame at 500mm on D4s.



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by Jakejacoby on Mon May 03, 2021 4:00 pm
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by SantaFeJoe on Mon May 03, 2021 4:35 pm
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It’s always a thrill to get a shot like this! That’s what keeps wildlife photography interesting. It’s that high that you get from a special image. The colors, soft light, positioning of the owls and the perch all work together to make this a special image. A nice payoff for your work.

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by Karl Egressy on Mon May 03, 2021 5:49 pm
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Such a wonderful composition!!!

by Ron Day on Mon May 03, 2021 8:09 pm
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A terrific frame, Des! Congratulations on a very fine image. All of your hard work paid off very nicely!

by rajandesai on Mon May 03, 2021 8:21 pm
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This is amazing

by gregc on Tue May 04, 2021 5:52 am
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This is special. The two birds in their different poses look perfect, and the framing with the perch is awesome.

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue May 04, 2021 7:24 am
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Terrific shot- love their poses and how the branch frames the shot. I'm glad you made this full frame- it is a lovely composition.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue May 04, 2021 8:32 am
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Who wouldn't be thrilled to have this beautiful shot in their collection! Your patience is being rewarded, Des. Superb image!

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by david fletcher on Tue May 04, 2021 10:39 am
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Wonderful capture Des.
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by ADKShooter on Tue May 04, 2021 12:10 pm
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A real beauty. It isn't often things come together as nicely as this one. Savor the moment !! Well done.

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Amazing frame. Congratulation on EP.

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Congratulations on such a unique and beautiful image.

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