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That looks interesting over there!

Thanks for so many comments and clicks on the Great Tit, and glad he was enjoyed by most...very difficult that new lens, need to build up the muscles more, maybe another trip to Arundel.

Let me know what you think of this Barn Owl from BWC last year.

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:208mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Hoot..anyone there?
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:7 Feb 2011 - 5:43 PM
Tags:Barn owl, Bwc, Surrey, Wildlife / nature
Votes:85
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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 5:50 PM

brilliant comp lillian cracking detail and colour a real belter nice one Wink
andy

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JackieB
JackieB  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 5:51 PM

Hi Lillian, don't know if it's my eyes or not but this doesn't seem as sharp as your usual standard. Great capture nonetheless.

Jackie

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
7 Feb 2011 - 5:52 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Lillian. So soft and cuddly looking. Looking right at you here. Great shot. Moira

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franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 5:56 PM

Beautiful image.

Ken

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Paulmayo21
7 Feb 2011 - 5:56 PM

Super capture............

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 6:01 PM

What a beautiful looking bird ...
A wonderful capture Lillian

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 6:05 PM

Beautiful Lillian. Great shot. Love the expression.!!
Alvar

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 6:08 PM

It's gorgeous albeit not as sharp as your usual uploads.

Trev

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 6:14 PM

A beautiful barnowl portrait

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
7 Feb 2011 - 6:25 PM

Beautiful capture Lillian, lovely eye contact of this beauty.

Len

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 6:30 PM

A beautiful hooter!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 6:36 PM

A beautiful image, Lillian, just a touch over-exposed on the white of his lower right leg. Carol

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 6:48 PM

love this one a great shot

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 6:48 PM

Wonderful portrait of the Barn Owl Lillian. Excellent.
Ron

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 6:51 PM

wonderful work Lillian, the eyes are like deep pools, so dark and mirror like

Linda

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woollyback
7 Feb 2011 - 6:52 PM

GorgeousSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 7:09 PM

Just love that expression, and those eyes - so beautiful.
Joan.

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photophantom
7 Feb 2011 - 7:23 PM

Top shot
Dennis

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7 Feb 2011 - 7:34 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 


Quote: A beautiful image, Lillian, just a touch over-exposed on the white of his lower right leg. Carol

Agree with comment but birds do not wait for you to check histogram, when shooting birds the highlights blow out so I shoot every time one stop under exposure if bright light as much as 2 stops, you can bring back shadow detail but not blown highlights, about the Owl excellent shot!

Regards

Trev.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 7:56 PM

Lovely shot Lillian, I remember it well; looking long, sleek and refined and with that great twinkle in its eye
Tim

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7 Feb 2011 - 8:00 PM

Nobody here cept us chickens ! - lovely pic Lillian...Bill

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 32142 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
7 Feb 2011 - 8:00 PM

Super capture Lillian. I always think that their markings resemble little pearl drops - they are beautiful owls.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 8:13 PM

My most favourite type of Owl. Love the brightness you've captured in those eyes.

Ann

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bayleaf1
bayleaf1  3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 - 9:01 PM

A very nice owl capture.
John.

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 - 9:25 PM

Top notch capture of my favourite bird you have done it proud

Bob

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7 Feb 2011 - 9:37 PM

gorgeous is this Milo

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 9:41 PM

A great capture Lillian!!! Nice crop and nicely posed for you!!! X x

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 10:21 PM

Excellent shot, Lillian: interesting to read the remarks from Trev. Seems like very good advice, and I shall keep it in minf too when shooting light coloured or white flowers. Interestingly, I always set my two Nikons to -0.33 Exposure Bias as my personal default settings.
Ronnie.

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 - 10:33 PM

Excellent capture Lillian, great detail and colour.. thanks for the pointer on the dogs eyes.. Peter

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ccb  526 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 10:47 PM

Couldn't be a more perfect photo - just stunning. The detail is breathtaking.
Christina

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baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 10:51 PM

What a handsome Barney! They have such lovely expressions owls. Those big lenses do make you get some muscles, mines the same, aches in places you didn't know you had! Wink
Barbara

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banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2668 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 11:17 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A really nice shot Lillian. Looks a tad soft, - likely due to the slightly oversone whites.


Loaded a mod with highlights toned down; sharpened; increased eye detail; re composed on thirds. I also cloned out that little spot of blue on his leg from the band.



Hope you like this,



Regards


Willie

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LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 11:56 PM

A lovely picture Lillian. Smile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 11:56 PM

Excellent capture,well taken too,
saeid

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 12:36 AM

A beautiful addition to your wildlife collection Lillian, I hope all is well with you and yours. - gary

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 1:34 AM

You can't fail to like it Lillian with a face like this !!
Mick.

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 4Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 - 6:38 AM

A cracking capture, Lillian, just wonderful.
Roy

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 8:29 AM

A lovely shot of this gorgeous barn owl - agree with Willie on it being slightly soft and over exposure on parts of the whites - and I still do it myself - until someone told me to set it under by a least 1/3 of stop - some good advice too by Trev - I shall have to think about that next time. Like the mod by Willie too

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
8 Feb 2011 - 8:33 AM

Hi Lillian super capture regards gray.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 8:48 AM

Thank you all so much for all the encouraging comments and to Willie for the mod, (had not even noticed the blue on the leg...sadly!)another great mod done thankyou, and I will remember about the stop/s down
thank you all
Lillian

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stephenscott
8 Feb 2011 - 9:20 AM

Excellent shot as always Lillian..

Steve..

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NobbytheNobster

Lovely capture Ann, such a beautiful bird. spot on exposure, focus and dof Smile
Very well done Smile
Ricky.

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WL_Harris  5 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 11:16 AM

Wow Lillian, very beautiful shot of this Barn Owl.
Top notch shot.
Lee

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TonyWatson
8 Feb 2011 - 12:49 PM

Nice image Lillian
Doc

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 6dawnmichelle vcard United States
8 Feb 2011 - 1:47 PM

beautiful shot... they are beautiful birds ..

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graceland  92363 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 2:17 PM

Very nice like the way you can see Detail

Well done

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8 Feb 2011 - 3:20 PM

Simply Superb.

Rock

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Brilane e2 Member 7Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 3:42 PM

Excellent, spot on exposure.
Brian

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DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 4:59 PM

absolutely superb, Lillian - whata lovely details - excellent

Daniel

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fudgy  348 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 - 5:39 PM

superb lillian , a real beauty of a shot Smile

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 5:50 PM

I do love these birds, Lillian, and this is a super capture of this barn owl. Excellent bit of work Smile
Only 3 weeks to go... Wink
Trev Smile

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acousticmist
8 Feb 2011 - 6:06 PM

Very well captured Lillian..........Martin

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PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 - 6:35 PM

What a superb shot!!!!!!!!.
Peter

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
8 Feb 2011 - 8:17 PM

He's so beautiful. Fantastic shot, wish I had one as good from our day at BWC.

Ruth

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BarbAnna
BarbAnna  3 England
8 Feb 2011 - 10:34 PM

A super capture Lillian, love the expression and those big brown eyes - wonderful!
Barbara

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LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 11:28 PM

'Great shot'...LEx

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MrJingles
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8 Feb 2011 - 11:40 PM

One of the best Barn Owl portraits I have seen, great work !

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digital_boi
9 Feb 2011 - 9:32 AM

as 99% is spot on i would overlook the tad that is blown however the advice given is spot on my personal settings are alway-0.67 on my Canon ....hope all is improving with family health.

Graham

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Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2011 - 6:58 PM

Very nice indeed - Willie's mod is super too.

Sue

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15 Feb 2011 - 8:13 PM

wow great image so sharp and a beautiful owl.

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sedonamoonshine

stunning..................shot as they all are brilliantGrin

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