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!


Mahmood Syed Faheem said...

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

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!