The Eagle Owl is a very large and powerful bird. Smaller than the Golden Eagle but larger than the Snowy Owl. The great size, ear tufts and orange eyes make this a distinctive species.It mainly feeds on small animals such as voles,rats,mice and hares .However prey can be killed up to the size of a fox,marmots and young deer if taken by surprise. I spotted this at Chorley market a bird sanctuary was there with quite a few owls inviting people along to visit them . It’s just a pity there wasn’t more contrast in the background to show the ear tufts more. They were inviting you to have your picture taken with them . I don’t think they liked me snapping away.
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progressed from holiday snaps to being serious about it just 3 years ago.I keep a compact camera in my handbag at all times .It is more convenient, an SLR is to heavy and complicated for me. I just like to point and shoot. I do enhance my images slightly with pseudo HDR on a single image. Now I have a hobby and a passion.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago


  • That was quick Vitta. Thank you so much for adding this to your favs.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    Terrific capture!

  • Thank you so much for adding this to your favs Donna .

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Lovely avian capture Lilian …

  • Thank you Tom.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneover 2 years ago

    Wow………….just look at that beady eye. Smashing capture. There were owls and birds of prey in York at Easter……a fiver for a photo with them!!!…….beautiful birds.

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful portrait Lilian, and a fav

  • Thank you so much Barry for adding this to your favs Barry.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 2 years ago

    Excellent Lilian, well done

  • Thank you so much for adding this to your favs Kelvin. Are you stlii limping along or on the road to

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 2 years ago

    Fantastic portrait shot Lilian

  • Thanks for your comment Peter and for your continued support.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture.

  • Thank you so much for adding this to your favs Julie.

    – Lilian Marshall

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 2 years ago

    This is simply a beautiful shot Lillian a favorite

  • Thank you so much Malcolm for adding this to your favs

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 2 years ago

    How beautiful!

  • Thank you Ellen.

    – Lilian Marshall

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