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Sad Sadly I need to be giving my full attention to editing some wedding shots at the moment, so this will be my last upload for a little while, but I'll be back as soon as I can.

The last of the young Tawny Owls, and again one shot with just two different crops to choose from.
As I shot this with a more traditional portrait style and the focus on just the near eye, I thought I'd put the head and shoulder crop up front, which to my mind better fits the style.

All feedback welcome and thank you for all the comments and captions on the less serious shots from the weekend Grin

Tim Smile

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A900
Lens:135mm F1.8 ZA
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jul 2010 - 3:14 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Title:Tawny Portrait
Username:tigertimb tigertimb
Uploaded:7 Feb 2011 - 12:22 PM
Tags:British wildlife centre, Bwc, Pets / captive animals, Tawny owl, Wildlife / nature, Young
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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
7 Feb 2011 - 12:23 PM

Love this,Tim.Superb
Cheers
Alan

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Beautiful - well done Tim

Chris

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 12:43 PM

He looks so very worried to me
A lovely capture

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 12:45 PM

As above... he looks a wee bit nervous about the camera lol!! a cracking shot x x x

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 12:46 PM

Don't stay away too long, Tim, we will miss these gorgeous images you are taking! Carol

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photophantom
7 Feb 2011 - 12:54 PM

magnificent
Dennis

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 12:55 PM

Thankyou all for the comments.

They tend to be a little nervous, just where they respond to any sound. Despite being birds of prey, they're quite vulnerable to attacks from other birds, particularly when they're this age.
But I do think they take on quite a different sleeker look when stretched out like this and lose that ball of fluff feel.

Thanks Carol and I will try not to be too long. But I have failed badly at keeping up both at once and feel my friends wedding shots ought to take precedence - iffy, but I may even persuade them to let me upload a few!

Tim

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fudgy
fudgy  348 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 - 12:59 PM

beautiful , these birds mesmerise me and you have caught this little fella so well.

love both shots , but nice to see such a close up with v1.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 1:04 PM

Like the excellent face details in this, good tones too.
Regards Richard

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gingerdelight

A fitting finale to this wonderful series Tim, I also prefer V1 although it was difficult to choose!
Haste ye back, as they say!
Carol

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 1:13 PM

You can't not like these fluffy creatures, can you? Another cracker, Tim, has to be the cropped V1 for me.
Trev Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 2:19 PM

Adorable little fellow. Love the glassiness of their eyes. Great captures Tim, V1 is my favorite.........Sandy

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 2:53 PM

Brilliant Tim .Great face !!Made me smile.
Alvar

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 3:46 PM

Brilliant set Tim.Well done.

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
7 Feb 2011 - 4:26 PM

Been afine series and much enjoyed.
Pat

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bayleaf1
bayleaf1  4 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 - 4:38 PM

Wow. Super face capture Tim.
Wonderful.
John.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 4:56 PM

Bright eyes ! Tim. Ron

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 7:01 PM

I hope you have all this set framed, they are so so gorgeous, the eyes are so very bright and sharp wonderful work

Linda

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
7 Feb 2011 - 7:45 PM

2 super shots but V1 has the edge for me. Thanks for the interest you have shown in my uploads - much appreciated & like Carol says don't stay away too long! Louise

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 8:37 PM

Great pair to end here with, BUT you better hurry back or I'll set Barb on you as well as myself! see you at the wildlife park in the Cotswolds as soon as the weather improves Tim, has to soon!!
My choice is V1 as love that close up eye detail..geat set of the babies, well all from the BWC that you have shown us.
Lillian

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6526 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 12:43 AM

A great pair of images Tim I like the reflection in the eye in V1. - gary

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
8 Feb 2011 - 4:46 AM

awesome capture...
Hope your not away for long.. enjoy seeing your work

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WL_Harris
WL_Harris  5 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 11:33 AM

Really nice detail in the eyes and face, I like the crop and the reflections in the eyes.
Lee

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 - 12:27 PM

Beautiful shots, I like both but v2 my favourite,
Mark.

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 5:04 PM

Superb - stunning details - Very good focus on the head - great lighting

Regards Daniel

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 5:53 PM

Some wonderful Owl shots Tim, a lovely set.

John Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2011 - 2:46 PM

Superb closeup and focus right on the eyes. Top shot.
Ron

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2011 - 11:02 PM

A delightful portrait of this youngster, love the big bright eyes and the detail in its soft downy feathers

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 9 Feb 2011 - 11:02 PM

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2011 - 4:05 PM

2 crackers Tim, V2 just edges it for me,
Geoff.

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2011 - 10:08 AM

Beautifully sharp and well focused!

gill .... catching up!

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
16 Jul 2011 - 6:33 PM

Hi Tim......Excellent set of images, Luv the detail and features on v1, immaculate!
Hoping all is well.....
Suz Smile

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
10 Nov 2011 - 12:05 PM

Superb these captures.
Simply stunning.
Robert

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Neon
Neon  5 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2011 - 2:21 PM

great image- currently e2 featured photo.

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sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 12:02 PM

so cute

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