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Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24-70m
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Long eared Owl
Username:ugly ugly
Uploaded:19 Feb 2013 - 8:17 AM
Tags:General, Long eard owl, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84169 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 12:14 PM

I really like this one - brilliantly timed!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
19 Feb 2013 - 8:23 AM

So David what was he saying to you ? A great capture of this lovely owl !!

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Jaydee007
Jaydee007  534 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 8:25 AM

Lovely bird with attitude i'm sure
Jim

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 8:34 AM

Like the eyes and tones in this David

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 8:45 AM

Lovely posture, Dave, uneven ears and open mouth. Fine timing.

Dave

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 9:02 AM

Well timed, i really like this image,

Ali

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 9:05 AM

Great timing - Nice Image!! I Like this a lot!!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 9:44 AM

A fine capture, Dave. Carol

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32366 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 10:17 AM

A very fine pose captured superbly David.

Regards Nathan Grin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 10:43 AM

Lovely markings on this owl a true beauty

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franken
franken e2 Member 112924 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 11:30 AM

Lovely capture.

Ken

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 12:17 PM

Good eye contact

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Margaret101
19 Feb 2013 - 1:32 PM

great shot. his expression to me says 'come on, get on with it'!! lovely!!!

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 2:03 PM

I wish I could get a pic like this. I have a barn owl nest 30 meters up from my bedroom and I cant get even close. One dam jealous guy...John

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philhomer
philhomer  329 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 3:55 PM

not a terrible shot of "Bottom" the Long-Eared Owl here Dave but i think a tad too much headroom which is not only throwing your composition a little but also allowing for those sky highlights to show through the upper area.

good choice of depth of field as the background virtually disappears - although next time a slight side-step may block those background highlights.

don't get me wrong, as above not a terrible shot - but we both know you can do better

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
19 Feb 2013 - 4:16 PM

A lovely capture.
Effrossini

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meniko
meniko e2 Member 2meniko vcard Cyprus
19 Feb 2013 - 5:34 PM

Oh! I missed the "too much headroom" a n d the background highlights , I only had eyes for this awsome , beautiful owl Smile)
what a powerful expression of wisdom - or is it only my interpretation ?!?
anyway, I love this shot
meniko

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philhomer
philhomer  329 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 12:46 PM


Quote: Oh! I missed the "too much headroom" a n d the background highlights , I only had eyes for this awsome , beautiful owl Smile)
what a powerful expression of wisdom - or is it only my interpretation ?!?
anyway, I love this shot
meniko

it comes with practice - Dave (the author) and I have done and do a lot of this type of thing and it makes you more critical - which is of course how we improve

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9716 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2673 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 3:14 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nice effort David. The eye is perfectly aligned on a third, - not sure what the headroom comment means, - its spot on as a portrait. It is untagged, - you should assign the sRGB colour profile for images on the web so others can view the image as intended; I suggest it is underexposed by almost half a stop; the blacks are blocked; the contrast is too high, as is saturation. With a little work its comes out beautifully. If anyone can see any highlights in the background here, their monitors are not calibrated, and are displaying images too brightly.

There is a 16 block bar at the bottom of this page to check calibration, - scroll down, You should see, easily, not by guessing or squinting, 16 separate and distinct blocks from white to black. If you cant, calibrate your monitor. Theres a free programme called Calibrize if you dont have a Spyder or similar.

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Willie

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philhomer
philhomer  329 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 4:04 PM


Quote: Nice effort David. The eye is perfectly aligned on a third, - not sure what the headroom comment means, - its spot on as a portrait. It is untagged, - you should assign the sRGB colour profile for images on the web so others can view the image as intended; I suggest it is underexposed by almost half a stop; the blacks are blocked; the contrast is too high, as is saturation. With a little work its comes out beautifully. If anyone can see any highlights in the background here, their monitors are not calibrated, and are displaying images too brightly.

There is a 16 block bar at the bottom of this page to check calibration, - scroll down, You should see, easily, not by guessing or squinting, 16 separate and distinct blocks from white to black. If you cant, calibrate your monitor. Theres a free programme called Calibrize if you dont have a Spyder or similar.

Regards


Willie

my mistake for using the term highlights - it is, or was meant as, a relative measure and nowt to do with calibration - at the very top of the image and at the Owl's rear right quarter there are areas of sky through the foliage - cropping the top area and ideally avoiding the lower would improve the image. Composition on the thirds is a great starting point but i think you have to go beyond that after a while - hence the headroom comment, halving the space above the subject here instantly improves matters.

of course, as per all commentary, this is just my own opinion

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