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.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
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
*GASP* Words fail me (a first).
AFFIDAFICAL !!!!! WOW !!!!!!
Wow Wow Wow !!!!
Graham, I am speechless. Awesome!
Great shot Graham wonderful effect
You are very good at photoshop Graham. You captured the owl very well indeed. Would be interesting to compare the original shot with this.
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.
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.
Absolutly Fantastic Graham
Photoshop or not - it's a fantastic photo. Well done, Graham.
All of the above! Did you pay that owl an appearance fee??
WOW BRILLIANT 10 STARS
you must be a pro !
This shot works fantastic! But has it been touched up in photoshop?
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?
Absolutely brilliant, by the way Graham as Ansel Adams said forget the camera it’s the person behind it.
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.
Can't give it enough stars **********************************************************
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!!!!
Unbelievable shot! HOw long did you sit waiting for this Shot!!
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