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Owls in love



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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 02, 2016
Great shot!
lesarnott
lesarnott May 08, 2016
Many thanks
NaturesHaven
 
NaturesHaven May 30, 2016
What a hoot.........
lesarnott
lesarnott May 30, 2016
Thanks :)
Eduardbetz
 
Eduardbetz June 23, 2016
Love it ! They must be dating !
lesarnott
lesarnott June 24, 2016
Thanks :)
Whit
 
Whit June 23, 2016
0h WOW love this. absolutely stunning
lesarnott
lesarnott June 24, 2016
Thanks :)
StuieM PRO
 
StuieM June 23, 2016
Fantastic Shot. Love the heart going around their faces.
lesarnott
lesarnott June 24, 2016
Thanks :)
jennifer420
 
jennifer420 June 23, 2016
So adorable ????????
lesarnott
lesarnott June 24, 2016
Thanks :)
Laura2
 
Laura2 June 23, 2016
One of the best picture I have ever saw!
lesarnott
lesarnott June 24, 2016
Thanks :)
mcphoto2bug PRO
 
mcphoto2bug June 29, 2016
Just precious! Wonderful capture.
lesarnott
lesarnott June 29, 2016
Thanks!
siegart
 
siegart June 29, 2016
amazing. sooo lovely
lesarnott
lesarnott June 29, 2016
Thanks!
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh June 29, 2016
total masterpiece and sublime shot (looks like a shape of a heart ) : -)
lesarnott
lesarnott June 29, 2016
Thanks!
lesarnott
 
lesarnott June 29, 2016
I would like to thank everyone for their comments :)
michaelakrempelhoward PRO
 
michaelakrempelhoward July 01, 2016
What a 'hearty' photo Love, love, love it.
lesarnott
lesarnott July 02, 2016
Thanks :)
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos July 16, 2016
Stunning capture!!
lesarnott
lesarnott July 17, 2016
Many thanks :)
alexanderchalooupka
 
alexanderchalooupka July 22, 2016
Perfect!!!
lesarnott
lesarnott July 22, 2016
Thank you :)
Argatykites PRO+
 
Argatykites July 24, 2016
love this one Les
lesarnott
lesarnott July 24, 2016
Cheers Nigel :)
sharonwilliams_9316
 
sharonwilliams_9316 July 24, 2016
Congrats on your awards ! great photo
lesarnott
lesarnott July 26, 2016
Thanks Sharon :)
Vallayne
 
Vallayne July 30, 2016
love this image so much
lesarnott
lesarnott August 06, 2016
Many thanks
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography August 16, 2016
Congrats on winning my challenge! Out of many beautiful shots i still came back to this one. Such an amazing capture that required lots of patience, vision, and dedication! Well done! Enjoy your new award! :) -Katie
lesarnott
lesarnott August 16, 2016
Many thanks Katie much appreciated :)
wiinx
 
wiinx August 29, 2016
beautiful capture
lesarnott
lesarnott August 30, 2016
thanks :)
Jseder
 
Jseder August 30, 2016
amazing
lesarnott
lesarnott August 30, 2016
thanks :)
BruceLeventhal
 
BruceLeventhal October 05, 2016
Absolutely fabulous!
lesarnott
lesarnott October 05, 2016
Thanks :)
Wnuk PRO+
 
Wnuk October 06, 2016
This is so amazing ! Love is all we need
lesarnott
lesarnott October 10, 2016
Many thanks :)
candywoodcollins
 
candywoodcollins October 13, 2016
What is it with the kissing owls?!! I love it!!
lesarnott
lesarnott October 22, 2016
Thanks :)
12taylorr
 
12taylorr October 21, 2016
Where is this?
lesarnott
lesarnott October 22, 2016
All the details are below in Behind the Lens ;)
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch October 25, 2016
Incredible image Mr. Arnott!
lesarnott
lesarnott October 26, 2016
Many thanks John :)
janicejh
 
janicejh October 31, 2016
Breathtaking! I look forward to following and learning from you!
lesarnott
lesarnott October 31, 2016
Thanks most welcome
linabulgaria
 
linabulgaria November 24, 2016
Really so lovely, bravo!!! :)
lesarnott
lesarnott December 14, 2016
Many thanks :)
Moises_323
 
Moises_323 December 10, 2016
wow, this is so great!!!
lesarnott
lesarnott December 14, 2016
Many thanks :)
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 February 05, 2017
True love birds!
lesarnott
lesarnott March 21, 2017
Many thanks :)
keeleyshaye PRO
 
keeleyshaye March 12, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
keeleyshaye PRO
 
keeleyshaye March 12, 2017
How sweet is that? Wonderful image.
lesarnott
lesarnott March 21, 2017
Many thanks :)
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 March 20, 2017
Beautiful shot nice background too. Well seen and handled.
lesarnott
lesarnott March 21, 2017
Many thanks :)
Witmar
 
Witmar March 21, 2017
absolutely stunning picture!!!
lesarnott
lesarnott May 26, 2017
Many thanks :)
UrosMarjanovic
 
UrosMarjanovic May 25, 2017
amazing shot and moment, like it so much
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch May 25, 2017
Congrats Les! Well Deserved!
lesarnott
lesarnott May 26, 2017
Many thanks John
NickEggert
 
NickEggert May 26, 2017
I love this picture it is one of the most fascinating images I have seen in a while that has me coming back for more... excellent work my friend!
lesarnott
lesarnott May 28, 2017
Thanks Nick
carlosarrubla
 
carlosarrubla May 26, 2017
I imagine the time and Patience required to get this kind of photo, beautiful composition, and the feeling of the moment is greatly captured, excellent work.
lesarnott
lesarnott May 26, 2017
Many thanks :)
davidhollingworth PRO
 
davidhollingworth May 28, 2017
Excellent Photograph just fantastic
lesarnott
lesarnott May 28, 2017
Thanks David
adavies PRO
 
adavies May 29, 2017
Awwww! How sweet is that?! Just beautiful! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Random Acts challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/random-acts-photo-challenge-by-adavies
lesarnott
lesarnott May 31, 2017
Thanks , entry submitted :)
JulieAnnNewell
 
JulieAnnNewell June 26, 2017
I love this so much and it truly is such an amazing and beautiful capture! Wow!
lesarnott
lesarnott July 13, 2017
Thanks Julie :)
Susandelisi
 
Susandelisi July 02, 2017
Absolutely beautiful!!! Amazing capture!
lesarnott
lesarnott July 13, 2017
Thanks Susan :)
fbsanches
 
fbsanches July 25, 2017
Congrats. One day I'II get there.
lesarnott
lesarnott August 08, 2017
Thanks :)
Philtered_Studios
 
Philtered_Studios July 25, 2017
Congratulations on winning the contest!
lesarnott
lesarnott August 08, 2017
Thanks :)
criflowerslife
 
criflowerslife July 30, 2017
Supercool! Their heads create a heart
lesarnott
lesarnott August 08, 2017
Thanks :)
mmorabito PRO+
 
mmorabito October 22, 2017
I love this shot! It's so neat when people can capture nature just being nature!
lesarnott
lesarnott October 22, 2017
Many thanks
wheelerdealer PRO+
 
wheelerdealer October 22, 2017
Love love love everything about it.
lesarnott
lesarnott October 22, 2017
Many thanks
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose November 07, 2017
Truly stunning!
lesarnott
lesarnott November 01, 2018
Thanks!
LacPhoto
 
LacPhoto November 07, 2017
Stunning image
lesarnott
lesarnott November 01, 2018
Thanks!
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre February 02, 2018
Charming and fascinating shot!!!
lesarnott
lesarnott November 01, 2018
Thanks!
amberstiles
 
amberstiles February 08, 2018
Very beautiful I love owls
lesarnott
lesarnott November 01, 2018
Thanks!
ashutoshparekh
 
ashutoshparekh June 01, 2018
that is a brilliant click. how long did you wait for this moment ?
Congrats on the win.
lesarnott
lesarnott November 01, 2018
Thanks :)
amytychx
 
amytychx August 03, 2018
Wow! Amazing shot!
lesarnott
lesarnott November 01, 2018
Thanks :)
Whitenblack
 
Whitenblack August 23, 2018
Splendid love it! ❤️
lesarnott
lesarnott November 01, 2018
Thanks :)
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 October 13, 2018
Love
lesarnott
lesarnott November 01, 2018
Thanks :)
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 01, 2018
Lovely capture
lesarnott
lesarnott November 01, 2018
Thanks :)
linabulgaria
 
linabulgaria November 02, 2018
So sweet, bravo! ;)
lesarnott
lesarnott November 27, 2018
Thanks :)
Nostroboy PRO
 
Nostroboy November 02, 2018
These owls are so cute! Incredible capture !
lesarnott
lesarnott November 27, 2018
Thanks :)
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver November 03, 2018
Most opportunistic shot! Well done!
lesarnott
lesarnott November 27, 2018
Thanks :)
Wizzard PRO+
 
Wizzard November 09, 2018
This is fantastic. Awesome Gallery!!
lesarnott
lesarnott November 27, 2018
Thanks :)
aimeeevoli
 
aimeeevoli November 27, 2018
Isn’t that so nice they posed for you? The ‘Heart faced’ Barn Owl, making a heart with their faces. Kiss-kiss! Very nice
lesarnott
lesarnott November 27, 2018
Thanks :)
TcCamera PRO
 
TcCamera December 02, 2018
Wow great capture
lesarnott
lesarnott December 11, 2018
Thanks :)
russlopez PRO+
 
russlopez December 17, 2018
Too Sweet, Love It\u1F60D
lesarnott
lesarnott December 24, 2018
Thanks :)
andyprosser_4400
 
andyprosser_4400 December 30, 2018
Stunning. How is that even possible! Cudos!
lesarnott
lesarnott July 29, 2019
Many thanks
melanieashlin
 
melanieashlin July 25, 2019
What a lovely photo.
lesarnott
lesarnott July 29, 2019
Many thanks
bhargavbose
 
bhargavbose July 29, 2019
Whoa!!! That is one EPIC shot!!!
lesarnott
lesarnott July 29, 2019
Many thanks
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose September 23, 2019
Gorgeous shot, thanks for sharing!
lesarnott
lesarnott October 05, 2019
Thanks :)
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch October 24, 2019
Congrats Again on this Cracker! This will be a winner for years to come!
lesarnott
lesarnott October 24, 2019
Many thanks and congrats to you on your win also ;)
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug October 24, 2019
Owls aren't the only ones in love. I absolutely love this. Amazing image and wonderful capture. Congratulations on your award.
lesarnott
lesarnott October 24, 2019
Many thanks much appreciated :)
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi October 24, 2019
Congrats on your win. It was my choice...
lesarnott
lesarnott October 24, 2019
Many thanks much appreciated :)
Hood
 
Hood October 24, 2019
Congrats on your people's choice win!!! Well deserved!
lesarnott
lesarnott October 24, 2019
Many thanks much appreciated :)
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock October 25, 2019
Wonderful shot!
lesarnott
lesarnott November 04, 2019
Many thanks :)
tarynmackay PRO+
 
tarynmackay November 18, 2019
beautiful
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY December 05, 2019
Magnificent capture. Open to advice for improvements if you get the chance to check out my gallery.
mahirvora
 
mahirvora December 20, 2019
so Lovely
alohi
 
alohi Jan 08
Great capture!
Sherilla63 PRO
 
Sherilla63 May 23
Beautiful composition.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took the photo in some private woodland I have access too where I teach wildlife photography to students. It's located in Warickshire in England.
Time
It was took around mid day but in quite dim lit conditions in the woods.
Lighting
Lighting was tricky being low light and the owls constantly moving but I used only natural light at 1000 ISO.
Equipment
I used a Canon 1DX handheld with a Canon L series F4.5-5.6 100-400mm lens
Inspiration
The wonderful facial disc of the barn owl portrays a heart shape and I reckoned if I could get two together head to head they would form the perfect symbol of love. It took a good falconer, luck, many shots and two devoted sister barn owls to get the result.
Editing
My shot was took in RAW format and converted in Adobe Lightroom and a small edit in Photoshop to disguise the anklets on the falconry bred birds.
In my camera bag
As little as possible as I'm always on the move and not getting any younger! I always carry two cameras round my neck so they have to be sturdily built which is why I use a Canon 1Dx and a 7D mk II which usually have my 400mm and a macro 100mm on the other so my bag usually contains just my sandwiches!
Feedback
Obviously for this shot I used trained birds and it took lots of attempts and patience to get the result I wanted it didn't happen after a single shoot but I think if you dedicate yourself to think about your target you have something to aim for in your final production. My advice to others is be patient if working with animals, let them do their thing and keep shooting constantly shot after shot moving your angles and settings as you go and with luck you will get something close to what you set out to achieve. Alway push and expose your photo in every available way to make it successful. This image has been selected to feature in the majority of UK national newspapers and other worldwide publications, advertisements by Disneyland Paris, The Woodland Trust and many others simply by using great competitions on ViewBug and posting on social media networks to get it noticed.

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