Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Barn Owl face to face.

I have spent very many enjoyable hours photographing Barn Owls, the sight of one always excites me, but this bird was a real surprise!
I usually have a camera with me when travelling in the car, and very early Saturday morning was no exception; at the nearby village of Steeple Morden where there are houses either side of the road I saw what I thought at first was a cat sat on a fence by a bungalow, that was until the "cat" took off and flew down the road to perch a fence post by asmall paddock. It was too far away for a decent shot so I made a little squeaky noise, as you can see in the pictures it flew straight towards me as if to come into the window of the car; it then spent about 5 minutes perched just above my head on the car roof!
The glow of the rising sun on the ripening Barley made such a great soft focus backdrop that compliments the Owl's colours, a great way to start the day!




3 comments:

Mahmood said...

Barn owl looks humane. Your blog is very nice. The photographs are very beautiful. Wish you all the best. God is Great.

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tokyo1977 said...

bloomin brilliant owl shot.
detail against such strong backdrop colour...
robin - from the garage - you oil change reminder!

mark50d said...

Very nice indeed!