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Northern Hawk Owl banking by gregster09 Northern Hawk Owl banking by gregster09
This owl is rather atypical for an owl. He's only as long as a robin (though wider and with much larger wings), hunts by day is extremely aggressive and will even eat small birds. I was extremely lucky to get one frame of him banking. This is cropped a bit more than I normally would, but it's a shot I wouldn't want to pass up.
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terceleto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a great capture, I love the hawk owls! It's encouraging to know that they are aggressive and quick enough to take small birds !

I have added it to the favourites over at #FlockingOwls, a club devoted to these great raptors :)
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: The detail is awesome. :clap:
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Nadija Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Amazing details here!!
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moem-photography Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
woooow this is an amazing picture!
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nakitez Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
a wee-bit wild crop but still an awsome capture.
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solefield Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, what a striking bird! Beautiful capture!
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papatheo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Great work... love the high-key treatment!!! :clap:
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cycoze Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent capture.
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Sheesh Greg, that is seriously nailed, talk about killer focus!

Gota Bald Eagle nest in the backyard practically, outta my lens reach though, up for a few beers!?!? lol
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kezbabybabe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
I can see why, particularly when you first look at the image and think he is high in the sky and then on closer inspection he is near the floor.
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GreenerPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Superb image! And what a spectacular bird!!
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mirator Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Great capture with wonderful focus on bird!
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BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous capture :w00t:
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Lucky...but certainly skilled I'd say. Perfect bird, perfectly captured.
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strangelight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Lovely exposure on the owl, and great detail throughout. The dark blue of the owl's shadow is a little distracting, though.
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ParadigmParadox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Wow, the lighting on the wings could not have been better.
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
super beautiful mate...the owl's feather look amazing :)
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Tepara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great shot hun :D
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eaross Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:
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Neko-Kitty-Ninja Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful shot

and cropping it adds to the focus of the owl, lol
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InsaneGelfling Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic shot.
A lot of owls can be seen hunting during the day, although most are crepuscular hunters. Only a small percentage of owls are truly nocturnal.
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gregster09 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Good point. I believe this guy hunts only by day, and probably not near dusk/dawn.
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InsaneGelfling Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yes this is definitely a day hunter, it is such a stunning bird, and this photo certainly does it justice. :)
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TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Beautifully captured :D
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Iamidaho Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
your exposure is right on mate.
Great action shot how much of a crop did you make, would seem hard keeping his wings in the frame .
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gregster09 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I basically took the horizontal shot and cropped out the vertical from it.
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