Many here will know of the wonderful sights and sounds the Barn Owls have provided in the nesting box over the past months.
I've sort of finished my web page on the results of my many sessions lurking by the ladies toilets late into the night! LOL!
I still have to try and sort adults from juveniles in the later stages. I only think I have it right at present from the notes I took at the time and from my reading of the superb, (very expensive but worth every penny), Poyser Monograph on Barn Owls.
I was very careful to only ever stay within the public access areas, so all photos were taken at the extreme range of my photo gear. And some almost in total darkness!
Please ignore the warning signs on the cage, you can feed the Yeti
Please ignore the warning signs on my cage, you can feed the Yeti.
A truly fantastic piece of observations and photography on the Elmley Barn Owls,
Fabulous story and photos, thank you for sharing them :)
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Nicely put together. Hope they make it.
Simply stunning thank you so much for sharing the story and pics with us.
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great photo's of the owls. What equipment did you use...?
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Hi all, and thanks for the nice comments. But it was the lovely Barn Owls who are the stars.
Re Camera gear. I started off with a Nikon D80, but soon moved onto a D7000. Mainly because it is much better in low light!
Almost without exception I used a Nikon 300mm f4 lens with a Nikon 1.7TC, giving a 500mm f6.7 lens. That TC seems very well suited indeed to the 300mm lens.
And for the first time since I started photography as a young lad in 1960, (steam railway locos), I used a tripod for still photography. My back up tripod from my video days.
A combination that just seemed to work.
absolutely beautiful, you have my full envy and thanks. Brilliant shots.
Truly stunning photos of these fantastic birds. Thanks for the sharing them here.
That's certainly some dedication to stick around after sunset to get those photos and the story of their development.
Like you say, let's hope they all make it!
Absolutely fantastic Bryan.
Really enjoyed reading your post.Those photos are some to treasure for a long time.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful report. Absolutely stunning photographs. Infact away to read it again.
Best wishes Lolly
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Absolutely wonderful photos and story - brought a lump to my throat. Will look at them over and over again!
Having only just seen the pics in question - I can only add to the previous posts - Absolutely Fantastic - blown away! and more than a tad jealous tbh!
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