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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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1/4000 second
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Jan 12, 2013, 5:10:39 AM
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Barn Owl Hunting by tourofnature Barn Owl Hunting by tourofnature
A Barn Owl stalking above the rolling sagebrush on the causeway of Antelope Island State Park. I love the muted colors of the Barn Owl, and they are a beautiful bird in flight.

To capture this shot I was driving down the road with my lens hanging out window, steering with my knees trying to keep the correct speed alongside the owl in flight. If you find yourself on the causeway and you see a red car with a lens hanging out the window swerving all over the road, please do not call the authorities.

My brain about exploded from the multi-tasking! Gauging speed, making sure my lens was auto focusing on the owl, staying somewhat on the road, thinking through shutter speeds, reading the light, it was a lot to handle, but a blast to shoot. I was relieved to see I had gotten some in focus when I got home.


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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-09-24
Suggester said; "I just love this photo, it's a really good catch!"

Barn Owl Hunting by ~tourofnature ( Suggested by Exillior and Featured by Anoya )
:iconakaatje:
Akaatje Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing shot. You must be a good driver to have skills like that :) Well done :)
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:icongidb7:
gidb7 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student General Artist
is it ok to use your photo as reference for a drawing study? Owl
any problem and I can take it out from dA, thanks
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:iconentenn:
Entenn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Blows my mind!
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:iconxiao1312:
Xiao1312 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't see the legs through the fluff! xD Good pic btw! ~Xiao
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Simply FABULOUS! :la:
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:iconpaisguy:
Paisguy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013

Wow...a blast to shoot? How many attempts for this masterpiece?

Well done!

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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Cool :)
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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:iconipomeatricolor:
IpomeaTricolor Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Majestic!
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:iconorchideacae:
Orchideacae Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap
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:iconroswell-ivory:
Roswell-Ivory Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Soooooo beautiful! (And it looks really happy for some reason!) :P
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:iconjhale66:
Jhale66 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
love it!!!
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:iconbluelisamh:
Bluelisamh Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow!!! This is a stunning photograph. Congratulations on your well-deserved Daily Deviation :)
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:iconbabakosen:
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like it's past this owl's bedtime hehe
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:iconanoymousghost:
AnoymousGhost Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
you're work is beautiful! congratulations on the daily deviation:) (and, some how getting a clear picture!)
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:iconkasperdg:
Kasperdg Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
great picture
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:iconsidmaster:
SidMaster Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply amazing shot.
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:iconpaulinemoss:
PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing shot.  Not sure it was worth the risk and think you could do with a driver! ;-)  Congratulations on the well earned DD! :love:
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That-Ninja-person Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Photographer
I love owls! Hahaha XD Very neat ;D
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Imma-Duck Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Writer
Gahh! Such dedication to capture this absolutely stunning moment! 
I would be so terrified driving with my knees..while staring at a bird. *shudders
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Blaze-5 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing photo shoot! It must have been tough to take the pic, but again I love this picture^^
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Sinclaire149 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful picture but for some reason i keep picturing a brick wall, no idea why.... really. :)
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Psychotic-Love Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT! :iconshakesplz:
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:icondeathbypuddle:
Deathbypuddle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really an amazing shot! great angle and view! Congrats on the well deserved DD! :rose: 
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:iconpeoplecanhear:
PeopleCanHear Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
2cyoot
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:iconbarnowlgurl23:
barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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:iconkivey:
kivey Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
What an incredible shot! and well executed considering your circumstances of capturing it haha:)
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:iconherrhaller:
HerrHaller Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
That's a seriously stupid thing to do for a photo.
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:iconanoymousghost:
AnoymousGhost Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
if you don't like it why did you even click on the photo?
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:iconherrhaller:
HerrHaller Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Photographer
.....................
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Because I did not know that capturing the photo involved driving a vehicle at the same time, primarily because... this information was revealed in the caption.

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Which becomes visible AFTER clicking on the photo.

OBViously.
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:iconanoymousghost:
AnoymousGhost Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
oh, i'm sorry i misunderstood. i had thought you were saying the photo was stupid, not what the photographer had done to get the photo
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:iconablebaker:
Ablebaker Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
How do you get the birds to pose like that?
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:iconshonalikapoor:
ShonaliKapoor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconc-a-harland:
C-A-Harland Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Writer
That's some real dedication there, and it payed off, beautiful shot.
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SweetnSour333 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh so elegant!! 
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:iconmontygm:
montygm Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Funny story. Great shot. Unbelievable that you managed to get it sharp under the circumstances. Well done.
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snivy27 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow...Tyto Alba is my favorite species of owl and can not believe you did not crash.c:Did you know that Barn Owls get hit by cars because the fly so low to the ground?I love how the light bounces around the majestic bird's face.I absolutely love this.You definitely earned this Daily Deviation spot.I am looking forward to more beautiful pictures.
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snivy27 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Sorry. Typo in the first line.
Did you know...
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:iconsteversworth:
steveRSworth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist
What a beautiful female Barn Owl !  awesome shot !
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice shot! Love the description :D Congrats on the well deserved DD :hug:
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
:iconcongratsddplz:
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Jenny2-point-0 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hoyl hell that was a lot of multitasking XD how the hell did you manage that. perhaps is would be easier to have someone drive the car for you? XD 
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GenevieveAngel1999 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful :love:
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Amazing!  It's hard to believe you were doing so much at once and still got this wonderful shot!  :wow: 
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:icongraphic-rusty:
graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, so so so jealous :(

great work  ;)
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:iconreyniki:
Reyniki Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing capture! XD
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:iconromanyinu:
RomanyInu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning! Great capture!
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:icontsunamijuan:
Tsunamijuan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Ooh How I do Love Owls :D
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:iconskipparoo:
Skipparoo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful photo. I love how the light make the owl pop against the haze of the background
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:iconzyearth-defender:
Zyearth-Defender Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Barn owls are so beautiful. I love them. ^^ Great capture!
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