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Wild Barn Owl

Wild Barn Owl
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM + 2x TC, Sigma 46mm UV drop-in filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): JLinaresP Favorite HQ shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-28 5:21
Viewed: 5066
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a shot I took in Norfolk. I had met up with a great nature photographer called Nigel Pye and we had spotted this Barn Owl while driving home. We pulled over and I got this shot as it flew by. The sun was close to setting so the light was a really nice warm colour.

I hope you like this one!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-28 5:40]

Hi Joe,
Another perfect shot. What a beauty! The warm colours are gorgeous. Technically outstanding in all aspects. Very beautiful matching OOF BG. High quality!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-28 5:59]

Hello Joe
Another excellent capture with wonderful colors and great details. I miss your photos and I hope you'll post more.

Hi Joe.
Very nice capture of this owl.
Beautiful bird.
Best regards.Alin.

Ciao Joe, great capture of beutiful flyng owl, splendid light and colors, good blurry BG and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Joe,

Lovely picture of this owl. The light is great giving it the warm colours. The owl is also in a nice position showing off its wing feathers. Good composition, exposure and nice blurred backgorund.
Great capture and TFS


Hi Joe,
CONGRATULATIONS, Among the best photos in flight I've seen in TN! beautiful background, beautiful bird! perfection and great technique!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-28 7:54]

Hi Joe
What a beauty!
Amazing details and great colors.
Light are beautiful!
Congratulation for this wonderful shot!

hello Joe
great sharpness picture with good details
so beautiful colors
great shot joe
greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-28 9:05]

Hi Joe.
You have taken advantage of the superb equipment excellently. Splendid owl and so splendid quality of the image. Great wingspread of the bird, the best direction of the sunlight, precise DOF and ultimate exposure and reproduction of the bird details. Bravo. TFS and best wishes.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-28 9:15]

Hello Joe,

An excellent capture with wonderful colors and great details.
Lovely moment with open wings.
Also the pose and the plumage are splendid for look at.
Quality and sharpness are splendid.
Very nice presentation, good done. TFS.

Best regards,

Dear Joe!

Yes, indeed, I like it very much... how could it be different? The picture simply is superb, magnificent. I particularly like the point of view that is quite rare for pictures of birds in flight. Moreover, the unity of the colour tones creates a very pleasant impact.


Kind regards


hi joe

how strange, I do not look here often anymore but when I do look upon this. I have moved since the last time we met far into the country side. On my long trawl home from work every night I am greeted by these amazing creatures swooping from the verges. You have caught the subject well as I know how surprisingly quick they change direction for a bird of such stoutness.

I hope life is treating you well and am not surprised to see you are still taking such good shots.


Hello Joe,
This is a great capture, with so beautiful warm colours and sharpness. Very impressive to see this beautiful Barn Owl in flight. Congratulations,

Hi Joe,
This is so beauty!
I like so much the effect of the warm light, the pose got, the view of the eye and all the incredible info seen on the bird's feathers.
Lovely shot, thanks a lot for share it.
Best regards,
PD: Hey buddy, you're getting really serious with your gear!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-28 23:55]

Hi Joe,
very well presented shot of this owl. Nice composition of the sharpness and great blurry background.
Such a special vantage point of vie.
Excellent presentation in a stunning scene.


Hi,what a superb shot of my favorite bird.Colors and definition are perfect.Nice 1..

Hi Joe

An amazing shot, you were very lucky and the shot demonstrates your great skill. Beautiful sharpness, perfect composition and moment in time. Well done and TFS with us amatures.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-03-25 21:37]

Hello Joey! Great shot my friend! A beautiful image shot with great skill and perfect technique! Very well done, good to see your fantastic work again. Thanks!


A splendid shot, Joey...
I love the beautiful, warm hues here!
Superb work!

Hello Joe,
Nice to meet you, I read your intro and I thought what a kid full of life, let me drop him a line ;)
Well my fellow TN friend, you have it in you, you are a natural splendid photographer, you are eager and full of will power, please never loose that and infest those around you, people need people like you, trust me the world is becoming what we dont want, but with more like you, surely will be a better one.
When I was 17 I did not know what photography was, just point and shoot and that's it, don't care about sharpness, light, aperture, shutter, ISO, nothing, few years ago with refurbished equipment I started to enjoy myself, and some more years ago, I managed to get my career in track and have enough money to survive and keep my hobby.
Now, I chose this one because it is something I want to photograph, but never had the attitude to do it, I want to congratulate you and say it is an amazing click, perfect execution, well done ;)

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