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Silent Flight

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 17 September 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

To prove that this owl flew silently, the trainer asked a group of kids to sit down, cover up their eyes and put their hand up when the owl went over them.
Not one did.

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 1/8000 second F/3.2 ISO 1600 200 mm

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A gorgeous owl!

17 Sep 2011 6:03am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great image, and fabulous focus and expression of the children. Let's hope the bird had gone to the restroom.

17 Sep 2011 6:21am

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Genious !! The little one on the right is having a look at or yhe owl ?

17 Sep 2011 6:44am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Brilliant in every way. The owl is magnificent!

17 Sep 2011 6:57am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb capture of my favourite bird, love the composition

17 Sep 2011 7:08am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Great capture, interesting experiment to which she already knew the answer.

17 Sep 2011 7:32am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot. A real story-teller.

17 Sep 2011 7:59am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great capture of the Owl's silent glide. Excellent demonstration to prove a point. I can see one kid peeking!

17 Sep 2011 8:25am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful shot. Great capture of the Owl's silent low flight. Excellent. :)

17 Sep 2011 8:46am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing in flight shot, you really did well whooo whooo!

17 Sep 2011 8:48am

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

Cool, the owl is very beautiful and the picture tells a wonderful story.

17 Sep 2011 8:50am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great capture!

17 Sep 2011 9:04am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow...Superb !!

17 Sep 2011 9:26am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Pas rassurés les spectateurs !

17 Sep 2011 9:27am

Amerlina from Tehran, Iran

what a great capture with the best focus on that beautiful owl! i love owls :D

17 Sep 2011 9:31am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

This is absolutely brilliant

17 Sep 2011 10:03am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive fly !

17 Sep 2011 10:13am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

You were standing in just the right place to capture this demonstration. It's a gret shot - love that the kids are waiting to hear the owl fly over them.

17 Sep 2011 10:21am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

les enfants ont l'air d'avoir peur,il n'y en a même pas un qui regarde en haut la voir voler
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

17 Sep 2011 11:24am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

17 Sep 2011 1:36pm

David from Avranches, France

Impressive shot sir, like the kid peeking.

17 Sep 2011 1:52pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of a quiet group and the silent owl. I like how one youngster is peeking out at the camera with one eye.

17 Sep 2011 2:43pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A great capture with wonderful colors and focus!

17 Sep 2011 3:01pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Il rase le jeune ce rapace super compo la dame en rite en fond géanil

17 Sep 2011 3:13pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful shot - the focus is perfect! Very reminiscent of a seen from Harry Potter.

17 Sep 2011 3:20pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

There seems to be a bit of cheating going on though:)

17 Sep 2011 3:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

great idea for the demonstration, very attractive compo and capture! (this one little guy is cheating ...;-))

17 Sep 2011 3:49pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

ce qui ne fait que rajouter à la beauté de ce bel emplumé...:) superbe image.

17 Sep 2011 4:25pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Great fun for the kids, and a well trained Owl.. I hope.

17 Sep 2011 5:14pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

There are always one of two peeking, but it seems we are the ones who got the best look.
Did you hear the owl? Terrific shot.

18 Sep 2011 1:02am

myky from Ontario, Canada

This is a great shot with a perfectly focused the smile on the handler's face.

18 Sep 2011 1:34am

Susan from Sausalito, United States


18 Sep 2011 5:53am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great story of a lesson and charming capture.

18 Sep 2011 6:27am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

One of your best me thinks.

18 Sep 2011 3:15pm

@The Mouse: How very kind..

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

great shot ! a chance for the kids to see it after for they were all hiding their eyes ...

18 Sep 2011 6:28pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great moment....Great focusing.

19 Sep 2011 6:12am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

awesome selected focus! and a amazing demonstration, love the cheater on the right ;)

19 Sep 2011 8:33am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot.. looks like it is from the newbury show :)>

20 Sep 2011 8:30am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Yes - exceptional and well done

20 Sep 2011 5:41pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Such a gorgeous bird.

20 Sep 2011 10:55pm

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
1/8000 second
ISO 1600
200 mm