0E0508 322725 564319 584B42 8D7859 BDCED6 D6DFE8 EFF0F2

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Short eared owl

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 6 February 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

On Wednesday Nige and I went and stood out in the cold most of the day in the hope of catching sight and getting a few images of short eared owls. There is seems to be a roost near by but we were all waiting and watching over one of the fields where they have been seen hunting regularly, after a few hours we were rewarded with a wonderful display by one of them who showed us its skill flying

Canon EOS 60D 1/1000 second F/6.3 ISO 200 500 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Handsome and successful bird image, from which it was easy to recognize.

6 Feb 2015 5:49am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Woooo, excellent.
Vraiment très beau. )

6 Feb 2015 7:01am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un hibou des marais : belle prise

6 Feb 2015 7:39am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


6 Feb 2015 10:33am

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

You caught it in a nice position. I love these owls. I have only had the opportunity to see and photograph them once. It takes a bit of travel to go to their habitat.

6 Feb 2015 11:14am

@Julie L. Brown, Photobirder: Thanks Julie. I felt so lucky being able to see them in the wild like this

Devi from Chennai, India

hEAR hEAR !!! This is a splendid flight capture !!!!

6 Feb 2015 11:58am

Brockaly from Leominster, United Kingdom

Brilliant shot, we used to have Screech Owls (Little Owls) in the willows but they have disappeared.

6 Feb 2015 12:20pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

The waiting really paid off,great capture.

6 Feb 2015 1:08pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

The waiting, the cold, the watching was well worth it, Doug, A sublime capture - it is such a great shot as if he demonstrated his skills with you in mind.
Kindest regards and have a nice weekend --- Monika

6 Feb 2015 2:58pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well worth the cold wait
and the simplicity of the sky background makes the image all the more effective

6 Feb 2015 4:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Spectacular image of this owl in flight!

6 Feb 2015 5:48pm

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

Outstanding!! A great capture of this awesome raptor. Well done!

6 Feb 2015 6:31pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Great sharp details "on the fly" !! ;-)

6 Feb 2015 6:41pm

Adela from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning job! Thanks for your words. Very interesting! Best, Adela

6 Feb 2015 7:44pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning capture in flight of this beautiful owl ... Excellent timing !!

6 Feb 2015 8:47pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

I did not know Owl's came out in the light. A great capture.

6 Feb 2015 10:14pm

@Philnz: Thanks Phil. These owls although mostly nocturnal are well know for hunting in the day too

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just outstanding Doug! A fantastic action capture. The owl is just beautiful! Well worth the wait! Gorgeous detail!

6 Feb 2015 11:41pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Amazing catch, Doug...and the eye is so sharp! I would love to see an owl in the wild!

7 Feb 2015 4:33am

@my-ky: Thanks Deb. I felt really honoured to be able to watch them fly so free, nothing beats seeing wildlife living wild like this

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great shot, I have watched them they are fantastic

7 Feb 2015 8:03am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

belles ailes

7 Feb 2015 9:04am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
Amazing & lovely!

7 Feb 2015 5:27pm

Canon EOS 60D
1/1000 second
ISO 200
500 mm