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Friday, 27 May 2016

The Weekend in Black and White.


Last Saturday was Aileni's 80th birthday.
Our children clubbed together to bring the local falconer (Martin Moloney) to Eldest Son's house with two owls, a long-eared owl and Aileni's favourite since a child - a barn owl.

In the first photo the owl moved slightly, but Aileni is clear.

 


The day was bright, and the windows are large, giving rather too much back light, but the experience was wonderful.  (Yes, I got to hold the owls as well!)

You'll find many great black and white photos through the links on the Home Page.

17 comments:

n said...

Awesome double portraits!

Taken For Granted said...

Great photos with these wonderful birds. Always loved owls with all their special skills.

Katarina said...

How lovely! Great portraits of the man and the Owl!

James said...

I love these photos! It's nice to see Aileni and the owl is beautiful.

Reminds me of the "old" days of Monochrome Weekly.

Lachezar said...

Happy birthday to Aileni!
The photgraphs are just fantastic!

Gemma Wiseman said...

O what a grand idea for Aileni's birthday. He looks wonderful with the owls. A happy man.

NatureFootstep said...

such a treat :) Loved seeing the nice couple :)
Great and memorable images :)

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

A very happy birthday to Aileni - and a new opportunity to thank him for starting the original Weekend in Black and White. Now I will have to think which animals I would like friends to bring to visit me when I have a birthday.

Photo Cache said...

Happy birthday. What a sweet gesture.

Visiting from BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND.
FRANKLY MY DEAR

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful series.
Happy birthday to Aileni!

Rajesh said...

Awesome images.

Roland-T said...

Great portraits! bravo!

Al said...

Owls are awesome creatures - it must have been thrilling to get so close to one. Excellent shots!

rupam sarma said...

Great clicks

magiceye said...

Loved the 1st pic!!

Linda said...

Beautiful owl and happy birthday to Aileni!

Kate said...

Wonderful beautiful photos and happy belated number 80 to Aileni!