Thursday, 22 November 2012

A Brief Respite

Yesterday the weather briefly improved and the afternoon was actually very sunny with little or no wind.Recently it has been a succession of very wet days and does in fact seem to have been that way for most of the year.I thought it may be good hunting weather for the short eared owls and left home for a hoped for encounter with these special birds.I discovered a shortie sunbathing in a bush but it was awkward to photograph.I waited patiently for it to go hunting which it eventually did and presented some nice opportunities to capture the action. The wonderful golden afternoon light lit up the bird and the rough vegetation of it's territory and made for some nice images.Better still it came closer and perched up in a nearby bush and watched me as I snapped away in the superb light.Later I returned to another spot and a barn owl came out to hunt as the light rapidly deteriorated as the moon made an appearance.All to soon the show was over and I left for home very pleased with the results from this welcome break in the weather. As I write this it has been a very stormy day with more heavy rain and strong winds.Thanks for looking in and hope you enjoy the images below.

8 comments:

  1. Brilliant images Brian,your perseverance has certainly paid off with the owls,VERY WELL DONE.

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  2. Top quality images again Brian!Just wish I could have been out there with you in that fantastic light!!!!!

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  3. Brilliant perched images, Brian with that stunning light which makes the shot. You did well to get any light this week! I looked out of my window at work and consoled myself with that fact that I was missing no opportunities! How wrong I was!

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  4. Ilove the lighting Brian, excelent.
    All the best Gordon.

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  5. Just brilliant, Brian!
    Pics n° 1 and 5 are tops for the light the framing, the branch, etc...!!
    Cheers!

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  6. Superb shots Brian, and well worth your patience. Just had some info on where to find SEO's down here, so just need the high tide and good weather combination!!!

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  7. Nice one Brian, made the most of the opportunity, some crackin images – weather has been 'troublesome'. See you soon (missed you on Friday, just down the road... male Hen Harrier though!)

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