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    Owl on Final Approach

    For those of us the photograph birds in flight, this is an amazing video of an owl landing. Just watch how he controls his movement with the position of his wings.

    http://www.dogwork.com/owfo8/

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    Re: Owl on Final Approach

    ONE cool vid. Thanks for sharing.

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    WOW! Breathtaking!

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    Stunning!

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    I could spend all day looking at stuff like this. Really cool. Thanks Frank.

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    Re: Owl on Final Approach

    Quote Originally Posted by epmi314 View Post
    I could spend all day looking at stuff like this. Really cool. Thanks Frank.
    Ditto, thanks Frank.

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    Wonderful video. I also love the way the talons open at the end and then the screen goes black... the last thing a rabbit ever sees.

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    Re: Owl on Final Approach

    Frank that is way cool.

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    Re: Owl on Final Approach

    Thanks for the feedback. I enjoyed watching and I'm glad that you did ss well!

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    Re: Owl on Final Approach

    Frank - As a fellow pilot, I loved watching the slight "control surface" changes and then the feathers on the leading edges of his wings showing the change in airflow at the high angle of attack as he flared and....... A wonderful video.

    John

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    Re: Owl on Final Approach

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotomanJohn View Post
    Frank - As a fellow pilot, I loved watching the slight "control surface" changes and then the feathers on the leading edges of his wings showing the change in airflow at the high angle of attack as he flared and....... A wonderful video.

    John
    One of the things I really admire about birds landing is that they NEVER forget to lower their landing gear!

    Actually, the video made be think back to the other day when I was hand-feeding seagulls from my car (window down, holding on to chip) - they're pretty darn skillful at co-ordinating the hover to take it from my fingers (and you can feel the breeze coming off the wings).

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    Re: Owl on Final Approach

    So beautiful!

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    Re: Owl on Final Approach

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    For those of us the photograph birds in flight, this is an amazing video of an owl landing. Just watch how he controls his movement with the position of his wings.

    http://www.dogwork.com/owfo8/
    Fabulous .... what a scene, thanks for sharing

    Anne

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