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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 1/8000 second F/2.8 ISO 640 200 mm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Gorgeous. What more can be said?

11 Dec 2011 5:42am

rem_la from Villiers, France

tres belle prise

11 Dec 2011 5:52am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

What a nice Barn Owl ! I have never seen it so near ! A great and sharp shot !

11 Dec 2011 5:54am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Beautiful picture! Beautiful owl!

11 Dec 2011 6:54am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

he may need an eye glass, LOVELY shot

11 Dec 2011 7:25am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Trying to attract his trainer by the looks of it.

11 Dec 2011 7:59am

@The Mouse: It was shot at the Hawk Reserve, but he was actually calling to his mate(No, not the one one he meets down the pub, his real mate..know what I mean mate, oh, give up)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec le bec ouvert, merveilleuse iamge et compo sueprbe cpatage.
Bravo et belle journée

11 Dec 2011 8:21am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot.

11 Dec 2011 8:42am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A fabulous photo!

11 Dec 2011 8:49am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic, so sharp, the talons as well !

11 Dec 2011 9:13am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An owl awake and open beak ... A large ephemeral moment that did it. I had not seen before in this way ... Lovely pose and a perfect image. Congratulations Chris! Best regards. Adela

11 Dec 2011 9:15am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb, love it

11 Dec 2011 9:15am

Mandar from Kudal, India

Hats of to u for this well timely captured moment...

11 Dec 2011 9:32am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Stunning plummage and poise - a truely beautiful barn owl -

11 Dec 2011 9:34am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic, I am in awe. 5 *. Good sunday.

11 Dec 2011 9:51am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Lovely great shot

11 Dec 2011 10:11am

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

definately calling his mate from down the pub

11 Dec 2011 10:12am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great great capture... and bird !

11 Dec 2011 10:19am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

taillée pour la chasse.... ses serres sont une impressionnante machine à tuer !! image superbe .

11 Dec 2011 10:33am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Superb shot Chris, is it learning to bark like a dog?

11 Dec 2011 10:43am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Lovely shot!
Very nice bird

11 Dec 2011 10:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

They have such stunning feather patterns. Is he yawning?:)

11 Dec 2011 11:06am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Truly a magnificent little beast.

11 Dec 2011 12:14pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

mais c'est d'une beauté et ces couleurs en plus

11 Dec 2011 12:30pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Fabulous shot of this beauty! The feathers look so fuzzy:-))

11 Dec 2011 1:06pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


11 Dec 2011 1:21pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! he's so wonderful :))
well done

11 Dec 2011 1:25pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what's he complaining about?!? if i looked as cool (in my world) as he does (in his), i'd quite satisfied ... ;-))
brilliant portrait of this stately bird, with such a wealth of details ...

11 Dec 2011 2:06pm

vrinda from abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates

very nice capture

11 Dec 2011 3:00pm

Pedro_eric from Trowbridge, United Kingdom

Fantastic capture.

11 Dec 2011 3:30pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Great capture!!

11 Dec 2011 3:35pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Excellent close up captured at a prime moment to get his beak open. Very well done.

11 Dec 2011 3:48pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Wow, beautiful shot.

11 Dec 2011 5:01pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Well I guess its a living. A really beautiful bird, would have loved to
be a bird trainer to work with these amazing creatures. Gorgeous.

11 Dec 2011 5:01pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


11 Dec 2011 7:22pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Brilliant shot you nailed this one.

11 Dec 2011 8:13pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

beautiful capture.

11 Dec 2011 8:19pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

W O W !!

11 Dec 2011 9:01pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fabulous portrait. Nice catch with his mouth open to tell you a story.

11 Dec 2011 9:18pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

wow wow wow, fantastic shot, you should have a great moment to se her so close, well done ☺

11 Dec 2011 9:25pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific capture. fine bokeh

11 Dec 2011 9:38pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Perfect shot

11 Dec 2011 11:13pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I think he's the heckler to yesterday's orchestra conductor! This shot is sharp, but soft at the same time -

11 Dec 2011 11:14pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Perfect capture! Excellent close up and superb framing! Two thumbs up!

12 Dec 2011 12:41am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

An awesome animals!

12 Dec 2011 2:49am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

stunning detail Chris
can almost feel the softness of the feathers

12 Dec 2011 2:58am

Sam from Chennai, India

Splendid. Beautiful owl. Perfect shot. :)

12 Dec 2011 3:35am

myky from Ontario, Canada

Perfect that you caught him with his beak open...a beautiful bird that shows so well against that muted background.

12 Dec 2011 5:08am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow...wonderful catch....great details.

12 Dec 2011 7:36am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Nice view of this bird's beautiful plumage.

12 Dec 2011 10:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the Owl's delicate colours and textures - in contrast to its shape talons. Magical capture!

12 Dec 2011 10:33am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

that's is a cute little guy - nice catch

12 Dec 2011 1:44pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Is he as tiny as he seems....he looks as if he has on a jeweled coat. Really beautiful.

12 Dec 2011 7:28pm

David from Avranches, France

Looks like it has something to say.

15 Dec 2011 9:08am

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
1/8000 second
ISO 640
200 mm