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Ooops Sorry Tim/Chris two versions of this file on my hard drive and loaded the wrong one. That one had a horrible leaf in the background which I did a terrible job of masking, don't know why I even kept the file cos as Tim pointed out I made a right mess of it.

Anyway this is Cheeky the Great Grey owl from the Mid-Wales Falconry Centre.

I wanted a more unusual portrait and decided to go with this viewpoint.

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-200+1.4x
Title:Cheeky
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:20 Jun 2005 - 3:19 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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ReidFJR
ReidFJR e2 Member 10310 forum postsReidFJR vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 - 3:23 AM

well it works - F

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77 e2 Member 101214 forum postsardbeg77 vcard Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 3:27 AM

Nice to see a different angle Cheryl. I think it adds something, drawing you to wonder what he's looking at.

Steve

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NorthernEdge
NorthernEdge e2 Member 9535 forum postsNorthernEdge vcard England
20 Jun 2005 - 3:33 AM

click again from me. is it me or do these birds have a "human" look to their expressions? great detail, composition and colour fantastic. cheers. chris

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hermin
hermin e2 Member 10hermin vcard Israel
20 Jun 2005 - 3:36 AM

excellent composition, smart exposure

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aussie
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20 Jun 2005 - 3:52 AM

Just awesome. Fantastic composition, lighting and colour. Beautiful work!!
CLICK

Lydia / Australia

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 4:04 AM

OMG...Pete what are you doing, she's bad enough as it is with all her EC's....

Well done Cheryl....You big "Brown-Nose".....Me jealous?.....Never!

Ade

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flowerted
flowerted e2 Member 10105 forum postsflowerted vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 - 4:07 AM

nice one cheryl
ted

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Shaun_W
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20 Jun 2005 - 4:12 AM

A change from 'normal' bird portraits, and it works well. Great idea.

Shaun

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thewaiter
thewaiter e2 Member 131177 forum poststhewaiter vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 4:22 AM

the viewpoint works for me.....

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 4:49 AM

Ha, ha, Ade. I've had to save a long-time for this one. And someone (I think K) moved the bench, so I didn't even know where to leave the money.

Thanks Pete. I have to retire now though. I said 20 ECs or POTW. Perhaps I can create a new user id and just leave this one as a reminder. Wait that'll cost me money.

Thanks all. Just thought that this bird had such a lovely profile that it deserved to be seen/recorded.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 4:58 AM

You can have a prize for the first to 20 from me if ya like!........It involves a monopod and your rectum...LOL...Nuff said!

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012719 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 5:03 AM

I never found the bench, thats why I'm stuck on 6! ;-0

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covey
covey e2 Member 101672 forum postscovey vcard Ireland
20 Jun 2005 - 5:07 AM

Fabulous.

T.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 5:08 AM

Well if it wasn't K it must have been Keithh. Someone moved it.

Or has the location has changed back to the telephone box (if it hasn't been vandalised again by Mattwaggie).

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ejtumman
ejtumman e2 Member 102756 forum postsejtumman vcard England
20 Jun 2005 - 6:01 AM

Excellent shot Cheryl, a well deserved EC ;o)

Emma

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AngelaR
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20 Jun 2005 - 6:12 AM

Beautiful shot Cheryl, well done with the EC too.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 8:10 AM

Of to Skomer on Thursday, thought you were up for it a while ago, but believed you had trouble getting time off work etc.

Ade

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 8:18 AM

Nah, got time off work, just a blooming long-way to go for a day-trip with no guarantee of seeing anything.

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 10259 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 8:26 AM

Pete likes you again.

love the view point. Great image.

paul

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Ade_Osman
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20 Jun 2005 - 8:29 AM

But I'll be there!......with my monopod!....LOL

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 8:40 AM

Ah Ade, you say the nicest things.

Seriously looking at trying to book a couple of days up near Flamborough instead.

Thanks Paul.

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gndphotography
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20 Jun 2005 - 8:41 AM

Great capture and congrats on the EC :0)

I've got one very similar to this lying around on my computer at home waiting to be uploaded. Excellent detail in this one though.

Click,
Gav

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 8:59 AM

Thanks Gav.

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junglecat
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20 Jun 2005 - 9:06 AM

Great to see a new angle. Lovely.

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klewis
klewis e2 Member 101870 forum postsklewis vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 9:09 AM

It must be the heat lol.

Cracking profile Cheryl and a nice dark background to contrast the profile against.

Only slight nit would be the top left corner? but can't crop it tighter without breaking the facial disk.

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SuzeE
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20 Jun 2005 - 10:00 AM

Fantastic Cheryl

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kinfatric
kinfatric e2 Member 10550 forum postskinfatric vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 12:15 PM

Excellent detail, although I really think it was just trying to ignore you

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PaulG
PaulG e2 Member 1063 forum postsPaulG vcard New Zealand
20 Jun 2005 - 1:34 PM

Works very well indeed. A superb shot.

Paul *click*

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MartinjD
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20 Jun 2005 - 1:38 PM

No. 30 for you Cheryl and congrats on EC

Great shot
Martin

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clive burrow
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20 Jun 2005 - 2:42 PM

Stunning shot Cheryl.

Clive

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2005 - 10:00 PM

Thanks everyone. All comments appreciated.

No more posts from me this week. Got to do some work then off for a couple of days and heading up to Keithh country. So I'll need eyes in the back of my head, perhaps I can take Cheeky along for protection.

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21 Jun 2005 - 10:21 AM

Brilliant as always Cheryl. Smile
Bruce.

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csurry
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21 Jun 2005 - 12:16 PM

Thanks Bruce

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bassan
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21 Jun 2005 - 1:07 PM

wonderful detail and composition

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Steve Cribbin
Steve Cribbin e2 Member 1149 forum postsSteve Cribbin vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2005 - 2:48 PM

Excellent portrait with a difference Cheryl. The detail is fabulous, as always.

Steve

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banehawi
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21 Jun 2005 - 6:36 PM

Gorgeous, - a really unusual angle for an Owl shot.

Willie

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keithh
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22 Jun 2005 - 11:43 AM

...be afraid
Wink

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suzieosman
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23 Jun 2005 - 2:31 PM

It works, and it works well....Congrats on the EC...that's 142 now isn't it?....LOL....Sue

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27 Jun 2005 - 5:25 AM

brillaint! congrats!

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17 Jul 2005 - 4:00 AM

Excellent! Paul.

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4 Aug 2005 - 4:48 PM

Amazing detail and the gaze attracts your interest even more.

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22 Aug 2005 - 1:56 AM

Excellent composition.
Bole

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6 Sep 2005 - 11:15 AM

Stunning image, well done.

Ken

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