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Another of the cute pair of fluffy baby Tawny Owls (Strix aluco) taken at BWC Lingfield the other week. Version 1 is digitally manipulated in that I have applied the HDR toning tool in CS5 to try and create a slightly toned watercolour effect in the image and V2 is the original. Definitely best viewed large if you have a moment.
Settings: F/5.6 1/2000sec -1.67EV ISO640 AV@78mm handheld

NOTE: As I forgot to enable mods for this, V4 is a mod by Richard(Mossyoak) which he emailed to me - I think it looks very good
Method: Tweaked saturation a little but mainly selective colours. Yellow to add a bit to the beaks and cyan and magenta to bring out the feathers. Then contrast and hue


Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Spotted Flycatcher upload with a special thank you to Ron (Maiwand), Mara (Maratsuikka) and Ed(Glostopcat) for their User Awards - very much appreciated Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Baby Tawny Owls
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:2 Aug 2010 - 9:06 AM
Tags:Baby, British, Bwc, Centre, Close-up / macro, Cute, Digitally manipulated, Fluffy, Lingfield, Months, Old, Owl, Pair, Pets / captive animals, Strix aluco, Surrey, Tawny, Three, Wildlife
Votes:31
Variant - Before/AfterVariant - Before and After

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 9:15 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hmmmmmmm you're getting brave Sylvia Smile
Have to prefer V1 as it shows more vibrance here, but might have been inclined to lessen the green hue slightly and perhaps add just a little red to bring back the browns
Thats me with a tripod over my head tomorrow lol
Richard

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Tracy_Young
2 Aug 2010 - 9:18 AM

Both great shots, terrific image

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 9:18 AM

Love the presentation of V.1, Sylvia, very well worked, and a super capture. Carol

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finepetportraits

Yes, V1 for me too, well done. So cute!

Last Modified By finepetportraits at 2 Aug 2010 - 9:49 AM

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 10:52 AM


Quote: Hmmmmmmm you're getting brave Sylvia
Have to prefer V1 as it shows more vibrance here, but might have been inclined to lessen the green hue slightly and perhaps add just a little red to bring back the browns
Thats me with a tripod over my head tomorrow lol
Richard

Good point Richard Smile Will have a go at a V3 when I get a moment, doing just that. Pity I didn't put this up for mods - don't think I can change that at this stage.
Sylvia

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 - 1:29 PM

A super image... Processing is the key , as the picture is already taken...Jack

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 1:41 PM

I like V3 it seems to be more natural for colour

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User_Removed
2 Aug 2010 - 2:12 PM

I like the contrast in v1 and colour in v3, so somewhere between Wink
Dave

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10829 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 2:35 PM

Great expressions


W

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 2:42 PM

Beautifully captured Sylvia, so inquisitive and watchful in a very difficult place to take photos as light was bad but you have done well..V1 for me
Lillian

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 3:48 PM

Beautiful expressions captured - that will do for me.
Joan.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 4:11 PM

Very nice pose Sylvia.. v1 for me

Jon

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 4:49 PM

Three fine variations Sylvia. All are lovely but I think V2 catches my eye.
Ron

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
2 Aug 2010 - 5:42 PM

V3 looks just about right - lovely look at them when so young - most interesting and informative.
Pat

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 7:21 PM

Fabulous expressions Sylvia,love the image !! As to a favourite,has to be V1 for me Smile

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Tom10
Tom10  5
2 Aug 2010 - 7:38 PM

Great capture!

This image realy shows the characteristics of the owls!

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 8:35 PM

A wonderful set of variations.... all of them are really lovely, what cute faces and those eyes are wonderful!! x x

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
2 Aug 2010 - 9:53 PM

Hi great today thanks, thes are cracking shots gray,

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 6:55 AM

Very interesting set of images of a great pair of young owls. Well worked,
Johanna

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