Friday, February 13, 2009

Barn Owl - Part I











Due to the severe weather recently I have seen a lot of Barn Owls hunting early during the day. I thought I would try and see if I could hunt one down and was lucky enough to capture some images of the above bird hunting the ditches on Wykeham Carr. I will try and get out again over the weekend to see if I can find more Barn Owls, not really happy with the composition of the above images.

7 comments:

Michael Flowers said...

Love the ones with the light coming through the wings - brilliant! You must be a perfectionist if you're not happy with those!

Little Brown Job said...

Lovely sequence of images, good luck with the return vist.

Paul.

Steve Race said...

Hi Michael
Good to hear from you. Thanks for the comment. I must admit I think I am trying to be a perfectionist, I do like the rear light effect on some of the images its just the background i'm not to happy with.

Hi Paul
Have managed a second visit, will post the images shortly, please let me know what you think?

Marcus Conway said...

Good series Steve of a bird I have failed to catch up with lately. I did see a bird near Troutsdale and can give you details if you send me a message.

Hope all is well - see you again soon.

Marcus
www.ebirder.net

Steve Race said...

Cheers Marcus

Will drop you an email regarding info on the Troutsdale Barn Owl. Congrats on getting Birdguides "Photo of the week" with your very impressive Black Headed Gull shot. Those slow shutter speed shots are not easy, but you made it look like it was, cracking image.

Catch up with you again soon.

Steve

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Great series of pictures Steve. I would be well chuffed. I have 'hunted' the Barnies on Wykeham Carr a few times but no great sucess yet, so composition would be great but a decent picture good.
Regards
Mike

Steve Race said...

HI Mike

Keep chasing the Barn Owl on Wykeham Carr, you will catch up with it soon and no doubt get some good images. Hope you like my Barn Owl 2 post also.

Steve