1. Gaz J

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    Had a few days in Norfolk and came across an almost pure white Barn Owl. It just had a small spot of colour on the top of each wing. Watched it hunting up and down the side of the road for about 20 minutes.

    Had a bit of wing damage, maybe fighting with a kestrel over food.

    Ironically 2 years ago I photographed another Barn Owl sitting on the next fence post. Same time of year, same time of day pretty much.

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    Woooaaah! :jawdrop:
     
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    Simply superb and even more as it is a leucistic variant. :)
     
  5. Stuart Philpott

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    Gaz top drawer as always,I didn't know they existed,thanks for sharing ,certainly an enlightenmant for me. Buddy the one a couple of years back ,was that also almost white,i'm unsure from your post but curious?

    thannks

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    Lovely spot. :)
     
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    Great set

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    Absolutely stunning set of shots.
     
  9. Gaz J

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    Thanks for the kind comments. Appreciated

    Stuart - The owl 2 years ago was a different owl.

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    A cracking set I've not seen one that light
     
  11. Stuart Philpott

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    Best call me stu bro..... I only get the long version when I'm severely in the dog house.:D

    Mate, ya don't post much here now, always loved your work and remember the time and thoughts to help me along,cheers

    Gaz the second lot are really lovely not just for the image sake,but they also show someone like me whom has never seen anything like your first set how different from the norm the first is.

    I clocked what I thought to be a very pale barnie recently. the owl raised q's in my mind as to how much they do vary in the gold areas. I'd love to know just how common this white varient ,I think Laurence is right leucistic jeepers mutant owls,now there's a thing !!

    Your owl is breathtaking Gaz not just the images, There is that nick name of ghost with barnies, tis befitting or your fella.


    Mind the wire does me head in.......................part of the joy of the wolds Gaz, is the drystone. Mind even with miles of it in the wolds the last barnie I made an image of was yes on a wired post.;):D

    cheers so cool to see TFS

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    A nice set Gaz, unusual to see that colouring

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    Stunning set of images.
     
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    cracking shots
     
  17. Gaz J

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    Stu it is then .

    Not done a lot of photography over the last 12 months. Thought with retiring I would be doing more but it hasn't worked out that way unfortunately. However dragonflies and damselflies will be starting soon so that'll give me a reason to get out.

    Don't know how common leucistic barnies are. I've seen luecisitc kites, blackbirds and jackdaws but this is a first Owl for me although I've seen a few pale ones they have always had a lot of marking just a lot lighter than normal. My mate who was with me said that he'd not seen one like this before and he sees them all the time. It must be unusual because every photographer we spoke to was talking about it. Guess we were lucky enough to get a few shots.

    Yeah the wire doesn't look great but I've started to try and photograph Wildlife a bit more in their environment now. If I get the chance for close ups great, if not then showing it in its natural setting works for me.
     
  18. Stuart Philpott

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    Thanks again Gaz,I hope things go well with the retirement. . Yeah we see a fair few,used to have one hunting right besides the house,the old landowner looked out for the owls,but never anything like this,I suspect very rare mate.

    Thanks again sorry clogging up your thread,just so interested in what you have posted

    take care
     
  19. Gaz J

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    You're not clogging it up Stu
     
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