E.J.Wilkins

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Barn Owl


Landing

The bird was totally focussed on what it was doing, didn't take a scrap of notice of the watching crowd.

The falconer used the name "Earl of Ducie"

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A completely different subject. I "found" a blog yesterday that had only 4 hits for a rather wonderful picture. Why not take a look http://harv.shutterchance.com/archive.php
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Barn Owl


Landing

The bird was totally focussed on what it was doing, didn't take a scrap of notice of the watching crowd.

The falconer used the name "Earl of Ducie"

.....

A completely different subject. I "found" a blog yesterday that had only 4 hits for a rather wonderful picture. Why not take a look http://harv.shutterchance.com/archive.php
.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Oct 2008, 00:37
Fine shot, Ellie...especially like the opened beak.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Oct 2008, 02:41
I wonder how many hour,weeks it take to train these birds
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 Oct 2008, 03:12
It is much smaller than I thought. Good idea to show it in context!
Isn't it wonderfully delicate Ellie!
Do you know how old this barn owl is? It does look very little compared to the ones we have here. This is a good photo. I like how you captured it with its wings up and beak open.
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Oct 2008, 07:40
Biting the hand that feeds you. Great shot Elliesmile
Harv has some great pictures Ellie, I missed yesterday's by the one from the day before was rather good.

This series continues to be a delightsmile
Another great photo Ellie. Aren't those tail feathers and wings just too lovely?
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Oct 2008, 08:17
I like the composition of this one Ellie, with the crop of the man and the position of the bird in the frame. It focuses attention on the main point of the picture.
Ingrid
Such a long wingspan for it's size!
good timing to catch it on photo
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 9 Oct 2008, 12:48
Well, there's food involved, Ellie! A great shot and good for you for getting in the wing tips.
Like most animals they rapidly prioritise and food is always soaring to the top of the list.
I like the composition Ellie. richard
Nicely caught, both you and the handler Ellie.
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 9 Oct 2008, 19:29
A terrific image. Such beautiful creatures. I wouldn't like to be on the receiving end of that beak and claws!
wonderful!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Oct 2008, 23:14
Great shot and context.
fabulous capture Ellie, and yes Harv is someone i have been admiring since he started postingsmile

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