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Another image from earlier in the year.

Not everyones taste with the OOF foreground I know, but pretty regal looking on that stone.

Thanks for all the recent comments, hope to get some more time on-line soon to catch up.

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300mm
Title:Eagle Owl
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:20 Nov 2006 - 10:12 PM
Tags:Bubo bubo, Eagle owl, Pets / captive animals
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beaniebabe
beaniebabe Plus Member 92275 forum postsbeaniebabe vcard England
20 Nov 2006 - 10:16 PM

I like this one Cheryl....think it is one of my favs now :o)

Angie x

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LisaRose
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20 Nov 2006 - 10:20 PM

This is beautiful, nicely done.


Lisa

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juldon
juldon Plus Member 1178 forum postsjuldon vcard England
20 Nov 2006 - 10:26 PM

This is fantastic.

Julie

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nip'n'tuck
nip'n'tuck Plus Member 10nip'n'tuck vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2006 - 10:28 PM

Great feel of space to this image. I think that the background colours add a lot to the subject. Sylv.

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uggyy
uggyy Plus Member 92104 forum postsuggyy vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2006 - 10:48 PM

works for me...

nice shot..

Tommy

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor Plus Member 10659 forum postsRob_Taylor vcard Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2006 - 11:04 PM

I think this is fabulous.
The pose and slight off centre comp are spot on. The colours and blur in the fore and background are gorgeous and serve to emphasise the sharpness and detail of the owl to a great degree.
Excellent work

Rob

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daviewat
daviewat Plus Member 114108 forum postsdaviewat vcard Scotland
20 Nov 2006 - 11:49 PM

Must catch up on your work Cheryl, but life is a blur at the moment :-(((



Have you seen the thread for March ??? and we are green for go for Nov again Smile)



Dave

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stevemelvin
stevemelvin Plus Member 9675 forum postsstevemelvin vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2006 - 11:49 PM

Glorious shot of a majestic bird. The sharpness is a killer in the large version. Excellent.

Steve

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Duncan69
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21 Nov 2006 - 12:01 AM

Love This picture! Amazing detail!

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Anastasia
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21 Nov 2006 - 12:37 AM

Terrific colours and details.

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geoffash26
geoffash26  102507 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 - 8:25 AM

Superb detail and colour Cheryl although the out of focus grass between the rock and the more in focus grass in front of it doesn't seem right to me (hope that makes sense)
Geoff

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Hannahs_Pics
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21 Nov 2006 - 8:55 AM

Regal is the right word for this, I really like it.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2006 - 10:19 AM

Thanks everyone.

Yep Geoff. I remember at the time I was having a migraine, so couldn't get down low enough to blur all the graa without feeling sick.

This is kind of a compromise!

Thanks Pete. I guess I should retire now Smile

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mattmatic
mattmatic  11598 forum posts
21 Nov 2006 - 10:21 AM

Wonderfully sharp and clear! Congrats too!
Matt

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paulstefan
paulstefan Plus Member 10509 forum postspaulstefan vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2006 - 10:47 AM

Sharp as a sharp thing from Sharpsville
Wink
Can see why Pete gave this an EC.
Cheers, Paul

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chris-p
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21 Nov 2006 - 11:20 AM

A well deserved EC..
Chris

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KathyW
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21 Nov 2006 - 11:44 AM

Superb pin sharp detail on the bird, and beautiful colours on his feathers.

I can see what Geoff means about the focus though. It does look a bit weird, almost like the rock and owl are levitating!

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talltrees
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21 Nov 2006 - 3:57 PM

Great pic....photography is all about expression and there are no rules to what you shoot looks perfect to me.

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21 Nov 2006 - 4:11 PM

Fantastic inage, congrats on the EC

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101015 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3024 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2006 - 4:38 PM

Fantastic, - pose, expression, exposure and dof.

W

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21 Nov 2006 - 4:51 PM

Super image.
Dot

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albi
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21 Nov 2006 - 5:32 PM

Stunning shot throughout Cheryl.

Congrats on the EC.
Tony

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Rob_Taylor
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21 Nov 2006 - 5:34 PM

Congrats on the EC Cheryl Smile

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21 Nov 2006 - 8:08 PM

Wow Cheryl, what can we all say?
Bruce.

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21 Nov 2006 - 9:37 PM

well deserved Smile

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2006 - 7:04 AM

Thanks everyone.

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27 Nov 2006 - 7:07 AM

Excellent. I love the natural setting

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3 Dec 2006 - 12:21 AM

Stunning shot.
kev.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2006 - 10:50 AM

Thanks guys.

Kev, not sure totally about the mod on this or the barn owl. Whilst the colour adjustments look good, really not into the gaussian blur of the background. With a couple of exceptions where noise has been softened the background is as taken using a large aperture. I don't have the time or patience to select the bird as a mask and apply a blur to the image. Plus 9/10 times you can tell. Thanks for taking time to have a play though.

Cheryl

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12 Dec 2006 - 1:16 AM

what a fantastic pose you captured here well done
joe

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Maiwand
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17 Dec 2006 - 3:59 PM

Absolutely spot on for my taste.The kind of shot I aspire to.

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BlackNinja
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another stunning shot

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