The owl of the rising sun

Finally! I can tell you all what I've been doing in April. From my absence on Flickr it may have been clear that I was travelling, but unlike normally, I haven't revealed the destination, nor the purpose of my trip to you yet.

Believe me, I was just brimming to share it with you all but I had to wait until the news would become public. (which was today!)


So what was the whole secret about......


Beginning of february I received an email if I would be interested in being featured in Canon Japan's Corporate Branding commercial with as subject Canon's newest camera, the EOS-1D Mark IV!


As you probably can imagine; I wàs interested :-)


To cut a long story short, the above shot is one of Hannah, the gorgeous Eagle Owl, who, together with her companion Garu, was the real star of the commercial shoot.


You can read about my adventures during the shoot on my website (see my profile for the address)where you can also find the link to the footage and some interviews with me. (AAGH!! Completely scary thing to do :-))


I really hope you'll like the result!


Have a lovely weekend everyone!! We are taking the "Tembo" (the boat); out for a trip so the chance to have internet connection is very small. But I really hope to get some lovely shots at 'The Biesbosch" again.


ps. thank you Flickr and all of you guys out there; without you, your support, your comments, your encouragement, this wouldn't have happened to me.

  • Barry Swidler 4y

    One of my favorites ever! Great shot!!
  • Impatience_1 (moins présente / less present) 4y

    Fantastic! Congratulations!
  • Roberto Villa 4y

    wow! very fantastic shot!
  • rosakruijssen 4y

    Gave opname!!!!!!
  • Siebren(Siep) 3y

  • jodie.louise 3y

    This is absolutely amazing! Well done!!
  • Samantha Nicol 3y

    Fantastic capture!
  • Angie 3y

    I absolutely LOVE this image! The OWL framed himself? How cool is that! Great work as always, Hennie. I have admired your work for quite some time! Always such a treat to see. Hope life is treating you well? angie, from FL

    "Hi, my name is Angie aka JUSTABIRD2, and I am a moderator for Howards Gallery.This Gallery is very different than anything flickr has done before, as it is an easy place to belong to and participate, yet you have to have exemplary work to be invited here, and it is my opinion that this wonderful piece here belongs with us. I hope you will post this picture of yours with pride in “Howard`s Gallery”. We are serious about taking a bow, and also you returning with more beautiful work. Thanks for participating and producing such superb work. Angie, from FL."
  • CamerOB-photography 3y

    Bijzonder mooi moment !
  • Miguel 3y

    Excellent work!

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  • Ύψιλον Έψιλον 3y

    great moment !!! beautiful owl :)
  • Sabine 3y

    excellent in all aspects!
  • Jamie Felton Photo 3y

    Not only an awesome photo but an awesome story besides ! I'm a little (or a lot) late but a big Congrats anyway!! That's very cool.
  • Charles Wang 2y

    Awesomeee! The owl looks so chill :)
  • Gord Sawyer 2y

    This So AMAZING>>>your'e Images are breathtaking!!!!
  • 2y

    very cool!
  • BtO50 2y

    I've never seen such a brilliant shot. COngratulation.
  • Jean-Pierre ZIMMER 2y

    Fantastic shot.
  • Lars Didricksson 1y

    Very nice
    Perfekt shoot
  • Andy & Helen Holt 7mo

    WOW! :)
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