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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 02, 2016
Great shot!
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lesarnott May 08, 2016
Many thanks
NaturesHaven
 
NaturesHaven May 30, 2016
What a hoot.........
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Thanks :)
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Eduardbetz June 23, 2016
Love it ! They must be dating !
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Whit
 
Whit June 23, 2016
0h WOW love this. absolutely stunning
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StuartMckee
 
StuartMckee June 23, 2016
Fantastic Shot. Love the heart going around their faces.
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jennifer420
 
jennifer420 June 23, 2016
So adorable ????????
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Laura2
 
Laura2 June 23, 2016
One of the best picture I have ever saw!
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mcphoto2bug June 29, 2016
Just precious! Wonderful capture.
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siegart June 29, 2016
amazing. sooo lovely
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Thanks!
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh June 29, 2016
total masterpiece and sublime shot (looks like a shape of a heart ) : -)
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lesarnott June 29, 2016
Thanks!
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lesarnott June 29, 2016
I would like to thank everyone for their comments :)
michaelakrempelhoward Premium
 
michaelakrempelhoward July 01, 2016
What a 'hearty' photo Love, love, love it.
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Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos July 16, 2016
Stunning capture!!
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lesarnott July 17, 2016
Many thanks :)
alexanderchalooupka
 
alexanderchalooupka July 22, 2016
Perfect!!!
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lesarnott July 22, 2016
Thank you :)
Argatykites PRO+
 
Argatykites July 24, 2016
love this one Les
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lesarnott July 24, 2016
Cheers Nigel :)
sharonwilliams_9316
 
sharonwilliams_9316 July 24, 2016
Congrats on your awards ! great photo
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lesarnott July 26, 2016
Thanks Sharon :)
Vallayne
 
Vallayne July 30, 2016
love this image so much
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lesarnott August 06, 2016
Many thanks
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
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
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lesarnott August 16, 2016
Many thanks Katie much appreciated :)
wiinx
 
wiinx August 29, 2016
beautiful capture
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thanks :)
Jseder
 
Jseder August 30, 2016
amazing
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thanks :)
BruceLeventhal
 
BruceLeventhal October 05, 2016
Absolutely fabulous!
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gszabo
 
gszabo October 06, 2016
Fantastic shot, congrats. Where did you find them?
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lesarnott October 06, 2016
it's Private woodland I have access to all is at the bottom of this page see Behind the lens ;)
Wnuk PRO
 
Wnuk October 06, 2016
This is so amazing ! Love is all we need
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lesarnott October 10, 2016
Many thanks :)
candywoodcollins
 
candywoodcollins October 13, 2016
What is it with the kissing owls?!! I love it!!
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lesarnott October 22, 2016
Thanks :)
12taylorr
 
12taylorr October 21, 2016
Where is this?
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lesarnott October 22, 2016
All the details are below in Behind the Lens ;)
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch October 25, 2016
Incredible image Mr. Arnott!
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lesarnott October 26, 2016
Many thanks John :)
janicejh PRO+
 
janicejh October 31, 2016
Breathtaking! I look forward to following and learning from you!
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lesarnott October 31, 2016
Thanks most welcome
linabulgaria
 
linabulgaria November 24, 2016
Really so lovely, bravo!!! :)
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lesarnott December 14, 2016
Many thanks :)
Moises_323
 
Moises_323 December 10, 2016
wow, this is so great!!!
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Many thanks :)
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 February 05, 2017
True love birds!
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lesarnott March 21, 2017
Many thanks :)
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keeleyshaye March 12, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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keeleyshaye March 12, 2017
How sweet is that? Wonderful image.
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lesarnott March 21, 2017
Many thanks :)
Paulacook144 PRO
 
Paulacook144 March 20, 2017
Beautiful shot nice background too. Well seen and handled.
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lesarnott March 21, 2017
Many thanks :)
Witmar
 
Witmar March 21, 2017
absolutely stunning picture!!!
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lesarnott May 26, 2017
Many thanks :)
hanan_ PRO
 
hanan_ May 25, 2017
Have fun with your Canon 5D Mark III :)
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lesarnott May 26, 2017
Many thanks :)
UrosMarjanovic
 
UrosMarjanovic May 25, 2017
amazing shot and moment, like it so much
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DutchTouch May 25, 2017
Congrats Les! Well Deserved!
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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!
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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.
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lesarnott May 26, 2017
Many thanks :)
davidhollingworth PRO
 
davidhollingworth May 28, 2017
Excellent Photograph just fantastic
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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
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lesarnott May 31, 2017
Thanks , entry submitted :)
JulieAnnNewell PRO
 
JulieAnnNewell June 26, 2017
I love this so much and it truly is such an amazing and beautiful capture! Wow!
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lesarnott July 13, 2017
Thanks Julie :)
Susandelisi
 
Susandelisi July 02, 2017
Absolutely beautiful!!! Amazing capture!
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lesarnott July 13, 2017
Thanks Susan :)
fbsanches
 
fbsanches July 25, 2017
Congrats. One day I'II get there.
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Thanks :)
Philtered_Studios
 
Philtered_Studios July 25, 2017
Congratulations on winning the contest!
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Thanks :)
criflowers
 
criflowers July 30, 2017
Supercool! Their heads create a heart
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Thanks :)
mmorabito
 
mmorabito October 22, 2017
I love this shot! It's so neat when people can capture nature just being nature!
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wheelerdealer October 22, 2017
Love love love everything about it.
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Alfredo_Jose November 07, 2017
Truly stunning!
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LacPhoto
 
LacPhoto November 07, 2017
Stunning image
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karensommerslohre February 02, 2018
Charming and fascinating shot!!!
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Thanks!
amberstiles
 
amberstiles February 08, 2018
Very beautiful I love owls
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Thanks!
ashutoshparekh
 
ashutoshparekh June 01, 2018
that is a brilliant click. how long did you wait for this moment ?
Congrats on the win.
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Thanks :)
amytychx
 
amytychx August 03, 2018
Wow! Amazing shot!
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Whitenblack
 
Whitenblack August 23, 2018
Splendid love it! ❤️
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dkoch28 October 13, 2018
Love
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keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 01, 2018
Lovely capture
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linabulgaria
 
linabulgaria November 02, 2018
So sweet, bravo! ;)
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Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy November 02, 2018
These owls are so cute! Incredible capture !
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lindiekolver November 03, 2018
Most opportunistic shot! Well done!
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Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard November 09, 2018
This is fantastic. Awesome Gallery!!
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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
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TcCamera PRO
 
TcCamera December 02, 2018
Wow great capture
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russlopez December 17, 2018
Too Sweet, Love It\u1F60D
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Thanks :)
andyprosser_4400
 
andyprosser_4400 December 30, 2018
Stunning. How is that even possible! Cudos!
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Many thanks
melanieashlin
 
melanieashlin Jul 25
What a lovely photo.
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bhargavbose
 
bhargavbose Jul 29
Whoa!!! That is one EPIC shot!!!
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Alfredo_Jose Sep 23
Gorgeous shot, thanks for sharing!
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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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