The Silent Flyby by Mark Hughes

Barn Owl in flight capture, photograph taken during a bird of prey demonstration at The Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Gloucestershire, unfortunately not in the wild.

Camera used: Canon EOS 40D
Lens used: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM
Shooting Information:
Shot in- RAW
Exposure – Manual
Shutter Speed – 1/640
Aperture Value – F5.6
Metering – Spot
ISO – 250
Focal Length – 100mm

Software Used:
Canon Digital Photo Professional
Adobe Photoshop


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Age 46 living in Gloucestershire, UK. I have a love for wildlife and an interest in photography, I try and bring these two elements together in the production of my images. I hope you enjoy. Mark.
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  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 4 years ago

    Excellent in flight shot Mark, not easy to get these shot sharp, great job mate

  • Many thanks Peter, it originally was one that I thought wasn’t any good and came across it today, Glad I didn’t delete it, all the best, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Robert Wright
    Robert Wrightabout 4 years ago

    Lovely Shot, nice and sharp and great detail :-)

  • Thank you very much Robert, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • virginian
    virginianabout 4 years ago

    Just wonderful! Like the title. Great action shot.

  • Many thanks Judy, Kind regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    Outstanding work Mark

  • Many thanks John, much appreciated, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Gail Falcon
    Gail Falconabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous image! You have out done yourself Mark!!

  • Thank you so much Gail.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Cath Ollenberg
    Cath Ollenbergabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous in flight shot Mark, glad you didn’t delete it, Cath

  • Thank you very much Cath.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 4 years ago

  • Delighted with the feature Elaine, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • argyle
    argyleabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot, well done

  • Thank you very much.

    – Mark Hughes

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, well done and a fav !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Thank you very much Erik.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Rene, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

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