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First once again apologies for not being on the site, toooo busy ! And this upload is no different, we are off to Scotland for ten days or so .... so not be online much if at all till we are back ... where I promise to catch up with you all.

Spent a wonderful day at the BWC, in the company of Lillian, Barbara and family,Mary g and John, Tigertim, Ruthannette, Sylvia ( Teocali )... beautiful warm and sunny day and many images taken and have to try and edit soonest, this is just one of the little owl, seriously cropped as well I liked it. Many thanks Lillian for organising the day and a pleasure to meet you fine folks too.

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Many thanks for the comment and votes on Cider Rose Bloomed,and indeed a few other images , all votes and positive comment that can encourage and improve are gratefully received and truly appreciated. Colin and Mari

Camera:nikon d90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 50-500 mm/tripod/remote release
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Little Owl ... Eyes !
Username:colmar colmar
Uploaded:20 Jul 2010 - 11:29 AM
Tags:British, Bwc, Centre, Colmar, Kent, Pets / captive animals, Surrey, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 11:31 AM

superb shot col,well done.ray

PattiW Plus Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:31 AM

Fantastic full frame image, love the eyes, Patti

Aliperti  5 Brazil
20 Jul 2010 - 11:35 AM

Great close, well done.

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:37 AM

Amazing details and tones in this - good close capture.
Regards Richard.
Enjoy your trip.
Regards Richard


superb close-up shot, excellent details, well done!

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8655 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1178 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:50 AM

Cracking detail, and I like the slightly oblique angle/off-centre placement. Good to see you uploading again.
At times waiting for the site is like watching paint dry - then it speeds up just as I'm about to report the problem...

samlw68  4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 11:58 AM

great close up.

PeterLaw  7 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 12:10 PM

What a superb shot.

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 12:12 PM

morning colin
cracking detail and colours wonderful comp a beauty nice one Wink

CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 12:19 PM

A superb close-up, Colin, excellent detail, and what wonderful eyes. Carol

rpba18205 Plus Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 12:39 PM

Magnificent detailed close up.

derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 1:14 PM

Excellent shot. Fantastic detail and clarity.
Just got back from Scotland myself Colin.
Have a good trip.

barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 1:27 PM

Have missed your piccies
But this one !!!! Fabulous

taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 1:27 PM

WOW! clear and sharp! Jennn

pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
20 Jul 2010 - 1:36 PM

impressive capture/details...

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 1:38 PM

Perfect crop. The eyes and the plumage are superb. A delightful surprise to see you back. Enjoy your holiday, though must warn you, our weather is rubbish at present!



Afternoon Colin - good to see you back and with a lovely close-up too - great eyes !

Hope you enjoy your holiday - we are hoping to make it up to Scotland in the Autumn (Fingers crossed).


Jekaro Plus Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 2:38 PM

A superb close up capture, Colin, love those eyes.
Enjoy your trip to Scotland.

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 2:44 PM

This close up has so much good detail Colin - the eyes are amazing.
Enjoy your trip - hope weather keeps fine.

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 4:10 PM

I was wondering what happened to you Colin ? Thought perhaps the tax man caught up with you !!
Tremendous detailed close up.
Excellent shot.

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 4:18 PM

Nice to hear from you Colin, this is a great close up, I hope you both have a lovely time. - gary

SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 4:51 PM

Beautiful close-up, cracking detail.

maggieh  6 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 5:02 PM

Great to see you on site again. This is superb and its a great crop.
Have a good stay in Scotland.

Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:04 PM

It was a day to be remembered by us all, a place to always be going back to, and this little owl and his eyes...perfect, love the detail you have captured, and what a crop! well done...(yours or Mari's?)

Last Modified By Lillian at 20 Jul 2010 - 5:04 PM
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:11 PM

Mine all mine he laughed ......... Thanks for the comments and good wishes Colin

Last Modified By colmar at 20 Jul 2010 - 6:12 PM
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8339 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:42 PM

fabulous shot - beat that anybody

Roly  7 Wales
20 Jul 2010 - 9:08 PM

Fantastic close up Colin.Superb detail captured,nice one.

Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:40 PM

Good evening Colin - was only thinking of you earlier in the day and wondering what you were up to - and now I know.

Love this - fantastic close up - look into my eyes, he is saying - totally hypnotic!


20 Jul 2010 - 11:06 PM

Hi Colin, nice to see you about on here again.
This is a wonderful shot of this beautiful bird.
Excellent work.
Regards Ricky.

Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 7:36 AM

A very good morning Colin - nice to see you back - I wondered where you have been. An excellent shot to return with - Nice one

21 Jul 2010 - 9:34 AM

Superb shot Colin, fabulous detail and tones, and those eyes are amazing, have a great time in Scotland.


fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 9:58 AM

Great close up ~ super detail recorded.


PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 10:43 AM

Cracking shot Colin. Up close and personal. Wonderful detail and those eyes. Have a great time in Scotland. Paul

goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 7:04 PM

The detail is spot-on Col - a ripper...Bill

sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 11:44 PM


JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2010 - 5:06 AM

Wow Colin, that's almost too close Smile Fantastic shot though!
Envy you going up home, hope the weather picks up for you, my youngest daughter has been over the past two weeks, lots of rain, camping with her older sister in Aviemore last night and tonight, been making the best of it, and the kids love it!
Rgds., Jim
PS Bring back lots of images of Scotland - travelling around?

metro074 Plus Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2010 - 3:06 PM

Absolutly outstanding Colin!!!!!! The detail is second to none. Nice to see you back. Know what you mean about being busy. 10/10++++

22 Jul 2010 - 4:19 PM

a cracker you can feel those eyes bore into you click...enjoy Scotland click

cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2010 - 7:51 PM

caught this as the e2 feature, nice comp. not sure if the feathers look alittle oversharpened.lesley

23 Jul 2010 - 9:37 PM

Beautiful image, well presented

dmhuynh72  735 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 7:40 PM

superb close up Colin

sparklep  8146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2010 - 9:48 PM

Superb close-up and detail is wonderful.

lianna  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 8:34 PM

Good evening Colin,

A beautiful shot, love the crop.... am still sad i could not make it and join you all. You will be pleased to hear they captured the evil cat and it has been removed (mine is healing slowly)... a hectic week but hopefully back now. Hope your holiday is going well....

All the best x x

betts  7 England
29 Jul 2010 - 6:14 PM

Wow!!!!!! stunning close up shot Colin,, great detail,

jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2010 - 7:08 PM

Impressive close up ...Jools

HobbitDave Plus Member 6HobbitDave vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 11:25 AM

This is a superb sharp close-up. Love it! Those eyes....

brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 12:06 PM

Excellent detail here Colin, looking forward to your Scotland impressions,

Phil1958  6272 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 1:53 PM

The "eyes" definitely have it! Pin sharp throughout,


astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 4:27 PM

Amazing capture indeed. I am impressed by the scale of close up in this shot

xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 4:33 PM

Superb eyes,Colin.Nice to see you and Mari backSmile

Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 8:37 PM


3 Aug 2010 - 8:32 PM

magnificent close up

John_Humphreys Plus Member 969 forum postsJohn_Humphreys vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 12:25 PM

Those eyes are fierce!

agingrocker Plus Member 6agingrocker vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2010 - 9:22 PM

Superb detail Colin

Val Prowse
Val Prowse Plus Member 12Val Prowse vcard England
12 Aug 2010 - 5:07 PM

A fantastic close up Colin, the focus on the eyes and the feather detail are superb.


Evgenya  5 Russian Federation
28 Aug 2010 - 6:56 AM

What big eyes! Gorgeous Fluffy!! Hi Colin! Excellent!

tomcat Plus Member 96321 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2010 - 5:52 PM

what a close up Colin.
The detail is amazing


23 Sep 2010 - 7:53 AM

Wonderful capture Colin!

DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2010 - 5:46 PM

I love the tight crop but your white balance is off — the 'eyebrows' are very blue.

Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:17 PM

Amazing shot, talk about detail.
Very nice.


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