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Attack Run (1992)

A Great Gray owl was circling a field about 100 yards away looking for a field mouse dinner when I captured this with my old Canon A1 (SLR) and a 500mm Mirrored...
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A Great Gray owl was circling a field about 100 yards away looking for a field mouse dinner when I captured this with my old Canon A1 (SLR) and a 500mm Mirrored lens (2 tripods used). I dug this out of my archived negatives and scanned it in at 9600x9600 for this high-res copy (9 MB). Captured this near Blair, Nebraska in March of 1992. Inspired to upload this by ViewBug member Kathy from New Mexico.
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People's Choice in Birds Of Prey In Flight Photo Challenge
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kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq December 13, 2016
wow, David - how beautiful! What an awesome shot! :)
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David_Blakley_Photography December 13, 2016
Old school filmography here with lots of training and patience rewards you with the golden one
ndejong
 
ndejong December 23, 2016
great shot of a Great Gray in flight! Near Blair, Nebraska though?!
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David_Blakley_Photography December 26, 2016
Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated.
HaliSowle Platinum
 
HaliSowle December 25, 2016
This is Stunning!
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David_Blakley_Photography December 26, 2016
Private message of thanks sent.
phoebeli PRO+
 
phoebeli December 26, 2016
Wow~~~catch the moment
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David_Blakley_Photography December 26, 2016
Thank you Phoebe. Appreciate the time you took to comment.
Vojtech_Hruza
 
Vojtech_Hruza January 09, 2017
Excellent shot!
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David_Blakley_Photography January 19, 2017
Thank you so much for the kind comment.
heavenlyraine
 
heavenlyraine January 10, 2017
Magnificent capture!
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David_Blakley_Photography January 19, 2017
Thank you so much Loraine!
jamesjohnston_3471 Platinum
 
jamesjohnston_3471 January 21, 2017
This is a wonderful close-up image of this Gray on the hunt. Thank you for entering my challenge.
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David_Blakley_Photography February 04, 2017
Thank you James!
michellebarnes
 
michellebarnes January 21, 2017
Great shot! Well done :-)
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David_Blakley_Photography February 04, 2017
Thank you Michelle for your input - most appreciated.
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam February 04, 2017
Outstanding
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David_Blakley_Photography February 04, 2017
As always, thank you for your views/comments. :)
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz March 08, 2017
Fantastic capture! Wonderful detail and tones! Thank you for joining my "Birds of Prey" challenge! Good Luck!
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David_Blakley_Photography March 08, 2017
Thank you Bazz for the input/views and well wishing. Appreciate all of it.
KellyM
 
KellyM March 08, 2017
Awesome image. Amazing capture!
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David_Blakley_Photography March 08, 2017
Thank you Kelly. Appreciate your comments and views/likes. :)
FredBlundell
 
FredBlundell July 31, 2017
Superb artistry!
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David_Blakley_Photography August 01, 2017
Thank you Fred for your support and words!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer November 05, 2017
Awesome composition
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose November 06, 2017
BOOOOM! Over the top!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 March 01, 2018
Fantastic capture and fabulous save!!
Mary18
 
Mary18 July 08, 2018
Congratulations on winning yet another of my photo challenges!
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 August 01, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😃😄
Lesabre1954 Platinum
 
Lesabre1954 April 09, 2021
Fantastic capture!
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