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Photographer: © Graham Rains (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(27th January 2009)

Shillingstone in Dorset

Night Hunter; in this case a Barn Owl. There are a number of species of owl in the Shillingstone area. As well as the Tawney and Little owls that frequent Cookwell and the forestry plantation at Conygar Coppice, a pair of Barn owls nest at Bere Marsh. All of these species can occasionally be seen, at dusk in the trees leading down to the river Stour, by the bird hide on the North Dorset Trailway. Although nocturnal, the Barn Owl is frequently seen in fading daylight.

A picture of: Shillingstone ( More pictures of Shillingstone by Graham Rains )

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Wildlife in England, Sunsets over England, Trees & Woodlands, Tisbury Wiltshire, Shillingstone Dorset, A little ray of sunshine, , All Things Bright and Beautiful, Colours of England

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Focal length: 90 mm, Aperture: f 13, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/500 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: January 1, 1980, 12:00 am

ImageID:1081616, Image size: 2468 x 1654 pixels


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Comment by Sue H(27th January 2009)

*GASP* Words fail me (a first).

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Comment by Krissy(27th January 2009)

WOW!!! Stunning!!

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Comment by TedPremier Member! Click for more info..(28th January 2009)

perfect shot

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Comment by Rosalie(28th January 2009)

AFFIDAFICAL !!!!! WOW !!!!!!

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Comment by Gives Up! '(28th January 2009)

magnificent!

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Comment by Roy JacksonPremier Member! Click for more info..(28th January 2009)

Fantastic

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Comment by Sue Bristo(29th January 2009)

Wow Wow Wow !!!!

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Comment by Barbara Shoemaker(29th January 2009)

Graham, I am speechless. Awesome!

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Comment by Diana Sinclair(29th January 2009)

Brilliant!!!

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Comment by Geoff Newman(29th January 2009)

Great shot Graham wonderful effect

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Comment by Stephen(30th January 2009)

You are very good at photoshop Graham. You captured the owl very well indeed. Would be interesting to compare the original shot with this.

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Comment by Graham Rains (Photo owner)Premier Member! Click for more info..(30th January 2009)

I'm afraid 'Photoshop' is a bit too technical for me Stephen, I tend to rely on a good camera. All my files open up as Jpgs in Paintshop pro. I cropped some of the sky out of this shot to bring the owl more up front. If you look through the Shillingstone pics., you will see another shot taken at the same spot 5 minutes previous to this one. There is a lot more sky in this one and the rooks are not the main feature. If you wish I will Email the original full shot of the owl to you for your expert oppinion. I'll give myself three for effort on this one.

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Comment by Stephanie Jackson(30th January 2009)

I must admit Graham I too thought it might be photoshop (sorry) and I am really really pleased it's not! Wow, I am so impressed as I am with so many of your wonderful photos.

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Comment by Karen Pugh(30th January 2009)

Absolutly Fantastic Graham

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Comment by Ruth Gregory(31st January 2009)

Photoshop or not - it's a fantastic photo. Well done, Graham.

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Comment by Sally Discombe(1st February 2009)

All of the above! Did you pay that owl an appearance fee??

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Comment by Brian Arlow(1st February 2009)

WOW BRILLIANT 10 STARS

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Comment by Patrick Van Calck(2nd February 2009)

you must be a pro !

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Comment by Jan Minter(4th February 2009)

stunning

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Comment by James Carter(17th February 2009)

This shot works fantastic! But has it been touched up in photoshop?

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Comment by Graham Rains (Photo owner)Premier Member! Click for more info..(17th February 2009)

Thanks James, but as stated above, I don't like photoshop, it's too complicated for me. All my files open up as jpgs in Paintshop pro. I cropped some of the sky out of this shot and gave it a dose of clarification to bring out the sunrays. Again I'll give myself three for effort?

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Comment by Sally Birch(1st March 2009)

Oh I like!!!

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Comment by Mick Carver(5th March 2009)

Absolutely brilliant, by the way Graham as Ansel Adams said forget the camera it’s the person behind it.

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Comment by Bpeters(14th March 2009)

*****

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Comment by Stephen(16th April 2009)

Graham, I've only just seen your comment about my comment. My opinions are in no way expert, and photoshop is too techinical for me as well. Like you I have paintshop pro. This is a super photo and I will award 5 stars and make my average score 4.

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Comment by Thomas Crossley(10th December 2009)

Can't give it enough stars **********************************************************

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Comment by tere(1st February 2010)

Graham, the tones and lighting and clarity of this pic are amazing. You really have a gift and thank you for sharing it with us!!!! I would love to have you send me the full size copy you mentioned above. WOWWWW!!!!

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Comment by Chris Mac(14th August 2012)

Unbelievable shot! HOw long did you sit waiting for this Shot!!

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