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