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 Northern Hawk Owl  with Vole
30-OCT-2008 Tom Munson

Northern Hawk Owl with Vole

Spokane Co WA

I wish the sticks did not cover his head and the Vole. I'm sure some of you folks who are good at PS could remove them but that's the way it looked and was photographed.

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/180s f/8.0 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Monte Stinnett27-Dec-2012 03:47
Awesome shot Tom. I for one would try to remove the stick with content aware, not that I'm that good with PS.
godro14-Aug-2012 23:19
Nice capture bravo!!!
Dave Hawkins28-Mar-2009 03:42
Wonderful shot!
Nature at work
James Prudente22-Dec-2008 03:01
Nicely done Tom.
Yi Feng20-Dec-2008 02:31
Fantastic capture Tom. That's a big vole he caught! V
john savage19-Dec-2008 19:49
Great shot of predator and prey. I like the as shot image. Nice work.
francesco scipioni19-Dec-2008 15:37
outstanding capture!!BV
Carol Breton19-Dec-2008 12:24
It's still fantastic Tom! Sometimes you just can't remove the sticks.
This is gorgeous! CB
Debbie Blackburn Beierle19-Dec-2008 08:04
Fantastic, Tom! Beautiful bg, too!
Simon Chandler19-Dec-2008 07:50
Beautiful capture. Love the composition. v
Bryan Murahashi19-Dec-2008 07:09
Fantastic nature shot with its little meal.
January Grey19-Dec-2008 04:49
Looks good to me! Great shot, Tom. V~ (I've never seen a Vole before!)
Sue Robertson19-Dec-2008 04:07
I like the twigs in front, shows him as he was in the wild.. Great shot.
Keith Rankin19-Dec-2008 04:02
Gorgeous, luv the environment in this shot Tom! V
Larry Peterson19-Dec-2008 03:51
Great image, Tom. It is a winner as is. WEll done.
Char19-Dec-2008 02:52
Hi Tom,
This is a terrific capture! What's a little stick? I sometimes spend hours removing lines and what have you from pictures and then wonder why I went to all the trouble? If you hadn't mentioned it I probably wouldn't even have noticed it. I was more interested in his eyes and mezmerized gaze. \/
Monique LaguŽ19-Dec-2008 02:24
Superb this picture.
Excellent control of dof.
Jean D19-Dec-2008 01:57
Superb capture for both of you, Tom! A beautiful NHO! ~V~
lou_rozensteins19-Dec-2008 00:37
Outstanding shot. The detail is superb. Voted.
henrywong19-Dec-2008 00:15
Great one Tom, the poor little guy was still open his eyes...V
Breland19-Dec-2008 00:10
Well caught Tom. Nature at it's best. Good eyes on both subjects.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography18-Dec-2008 23:26
Very nice capture, V.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad18-Dec-2008 23:09
Yes, it is too bad about the branches but that is what was there and nature seldom cooperates fully with us photogs. Regardless, the image is a tremendously wonderful representation of the natural world at work. Thank you for sharing this. Voted
Darren Murphy18-Dec-2008 22:32
OK Tom, now I'm really jealous!! This is my favorite shot from your outstanding collection. Stunning composition, tack sharp, and beautiful color. I bow to the master!!!
Hank Vander Velde18-Dec-2008 21:24
Great catch Tom and nice sharp image. I have yet to catch one with its lunch up in a tree - maybe tomorrow???
Brinn MacDougall18-Dec-2008 21:17
This is one of my favs..outstanding capture, Tom!
Steve Morris18-Dec-2008 20:58
Superb shot Tom - forget the twigs - infact it helps to draw attention to its fabulous right eye!!BV
Jess. ( Lady.D.)18-Dec-2008 20:31
I would not worry about twigs Tom, I love to see them as they are in their natural habitat, super image...
Enny18-Dec-2008 18:46
poor one, but great capture.
Sara C18-Dec-2008 18:36
Hi, Tom
Excellent shot of the owl.Also the vole is great to see. V
Sara C
Jay Levin18-Dec-2008 18:05
Fantastic shot of the owl, Tom, but I feel bad for the vole. Vote
bill friedlander18-Dec-2008 17:45
Great capture, Tom. Good expression on the owl. V
Guest 18-Dec-2008 17:09
Superbe photo bien composée !
AlexP18-Dec-2008 17:04
That is an amazing shot! Great, V!
Katie Chew18-Dec-2008 17:00
Excellent capture.
Michael Shpuntov18-Dec-2008 16:58
Outstanding capture Tom. Vote
Earl Arboneaux 18-Dec-2008 16:43
Outstanding capture Tom,very nice...V
Sofia Solomennikova18-Dec-2008 16:34
The sticks add some reality to this beautiful candid, too V
Gayle P. Clement18-Dec-2008 16:29
A wonderful find, Tom.
SageCreek Images18-Dec-2008 16:28
Very nice image of the moment Tom..v
Peter Stahl18-Dec-2008 16:18
I see he has his lunch ready to go. Love the background and setting. GMV.