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Old May 3, 2005, 1:13 PM   #1
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Hi,

Had some nice adventures last weekend. First I heard some information that there is an Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) somewhere in forest near my home. So I decided to find him. I didn't succeed when I went to listen his voice at night. But then when I as usual went to the forest at day, I surprisingly found him sitting on branch. So I tried first to take some photos hiding behind tree, but the distance too big so I moved closer still hiding behind trees. But there was no doubt that he had already saw me, so I crawled from behind the tree and stood infrot of him - just some 10 meters away. And surprisingly he didn't fly away, so I hada great opportunity to take some nice photos. Here is one of many which I took.
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Old May 3, 2005, 1:19 PM   #2
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Great shot. With my luck he would have been gone when I was still to far back for a good shot. You have a good one here.
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Old May 3, 2005, 1:21 PM   #3
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Very haunting look that owls have. Nice shot and fortunate because they are not easy to find in the daytime like this. Your search really paid off. What camera do you use?
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Old May 3, 2005, 1:22 PM   #4
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Next day, one of our proffesional wildlife photographers came to me, hoping that he will also have a chance to get so close to the Eagle Owl, but unfortunately, we couldn't find him anymore. After that he was going to photograph some Eurasian Pygmy Owls (Glaucidium passerinum) who were nesting not far from here. So I used this opportunity and went together with him. Of course as a proffesional, he climed up in the tree to get better shots, and I had to look from down. But still I somehow managed to get this small bird even from ground. This of course is not the best photo, because as you can see the sky is really blowed out. Maybee if it wasn't overcasted, pictures could be little bit better, because that day I could use shutter speed that at the best was somewhere near 1/50 (usually 1/25).
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Old May 3, 2005, 1:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for your comments! It looks like I'm bit too slow with my second post :lol:
I am using FZ-20, and actually I think it was only luck, that helped me to find this guy. I would never seen him, if he would been sitting somewhere up in the tree!
Must check him next weekend, maybee he's nesting somewhere there.

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Old May 3, 2005, 5:31 PM   #6
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Hi...the first photo is stunning..a very rare shot indeed

keep up the good work:G
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Old May 3, 2005, 5:44 PM   #7
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The first shot is very nice. What is that sticking out of it's head
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Old May 3, 2005, 8:34 PM   #8
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those are cool , how far away was you ? nice shots
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Old May 3, 2005, 10:12 PM   #9
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Owls are one bird I would like to photograph, the 1st pic is great!
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Old May 3, 2005, 11:29 PM   #10
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i love to hear a story such as this .the thrill of the hunt ..the capture ..such a fine bird ...it makes life worth living
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