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Wild Tawny Owl | by Mike Docherty
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Wild Tawny Owl

A wild tawny owl in its natural habitat :D

 

I've worked in the signal box for 8 years now, and although I've heard owls just about every night-shift I'd never actually seen one clearly til last weekend, so this is a very special photo to me. Taken in near darkness (10:22pm) using flash after tracking the owl for a good 20mins and 100yds or so, I relied on the 7d completely for focus and exposure as I really couldn't see anything other than a silhouette through the viewfinder.

 

Image was cropped and some red-eye removal.

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Taken on July 1, 2012