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Barny by Richard Hamilton-Veal


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Taken in the grounds of Luscombe Castle, Dawlish, Devon.
This Barn Owl was part of a static display, as the weather was not very good for flying.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for looking.
Pentax K110D.
Sigma 70-300.


richard veal, baw, barn owl, pentax, sigma, k110d, luscombe, bird, castle, prey


  • Tramper
    Tramperabout 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful photo Richard.Its like a mask.Well done.

  • Thank you tramper. Much appreciated.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • eXposure
    eXposureabout 6 years ago

    superb capture Richard …
    such a beautiful bird

  • Thank you Wendy, and for the fave also.

    Yes, they are beautiful. Do you have these in Oz ??

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • eXposure
    eXposureabout 6 years ago

    I know we have alot of varieties of owls but unsure of this type,
    have a birdbath i got from my grandfather and ever since i got it,
    owls come in and drink from it :>)

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 6 years ago

    what a wonderful photograph Richard.x

  • Thank you Catherine. Glad you like it.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...about 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot, my fav owl :)

  • Many thanks Global. Much appreciated.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 6 years ago

    A handsome bird-like the textures and colours of its feathers Richard-excellent shot!

  • Thank you Pauline. I am pleased the way it turned out, as it was so grey yesterday.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture. His feathers are so beautifully detailed. I can almost feel how soft his feathers are.

  • Many thanks Mar.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Kimberley  x ♥ Davitt
    Kimberley x ♥...about 6 years ago

    great detail and dof

  • Many thanks Kim. Much appreciated.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • Susan E. King
    Susan E. Kingabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture, lovely detail on feathers
    so you were out chasing “birds” yesterday, lol, no wonder you were’nt fit for anything last night

  • Thank you Susan.

    You caught me out then ?? LOL

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

  • reflexio
    reflexioabout 6 years ago

    The eyes are so intense, great shot.

  • Thanks mate. Appreciated as always.

    – Richard Hamilton-Veal

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