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    I have been watching a pair of Barn Owls raise a brood of 3 young there were 4 but i seem to have lost one or it's just not coming out of the nest while i have been around..
    The adults have been out at dusk just at the same time both the Kestrel and Little Owl also venture out ,i have had oportunities of shots a lot earlier but my set up would have been in the way of the birds flight path so i decided against it ,however this last couple of nights the young have been out of the nest and dotted around the place making it a bit more comfortable for me to try and get shots ,i actualy had one fly up on a post i was actualy leaning on and that hissing sound they make is quite noisy from a few feet above you..This is from tonight got a few more but light was just awful but what a joy to see all these birds of prey in a area no bigger than half the size of a football pitch


    [​IMG]Barn owl-7438 by dennis greenwood, on Flickr
     
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  3. den

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    Not one of my best Barn Owl shots and i was never going to be,hand held with the 500mm at dusk .
    Just a record shot of the adult bringing food
    [​IMG]Barn owl-7469 by dennis greenwood, on Flickr
     
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    Fantastic shots - I’d be proper happy with those :)
     
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    Two brilliant images Den, love the first one. I like the ferns around the owl they really makes the owl stand out for me. (y)
     
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    Belters those Den :)
     
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    Excellent photography
     
  8. Rustydon

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    Very nice pair of shots indeed, Den (y)
    - but I see you have your 500mm lens up for sale???

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    Hi russ
    Yes that’s correct made a big and very hard decision to finally give up my photography....
     
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    - ..all I can say Den is that you will be sorely missed on TP when that day finally arrives :(

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  11. den

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    I doubt it Russ , just think of the relief some will get of not seeing little owl shots
     
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    Super series den
     
  14. Stuart Philpott

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    I echo Russ's sentiments Den,image wise you have always been of huge inspiration,but it's not just that I'll miss Den it's that incredible knowledge you have. A sad day for me mate,I wish you every success with what ever you do next

    You must have a really healthy vole population up there Den,it's wonderful hearing of how many predatory birds you have in such a small area,cool images too

    take care kiddo

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  15. den

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    Cheers Stu...Yes to have all three Birds of prey in such a small area as realy oustanded me and those that have visited can ceretainly vouch just how small a area it is ..
     
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    fab set Den..............and sorry to hear your giving up
     
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    A big thanks to all that took time to comment
     

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