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A few people asked about less background on the previous upload.

Well this is basically the same shot but taken in the portrait orientation, I've then cropped a bit from the top to balance the composition more.

Not sure how this looks, new monitor still looks way oversaturated on everything. So trying it's preset setting for web applications.

Need to finish off the office before I can try it on the other (replacement) PC.

Camera:Nikon Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:200-400
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Great Grey Portrait
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:24 Mar 2008 - 11:59 AM
Tags:Forest, Great grey, Owl, Pets / captive animals, Pine, Strix nebulosa
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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 12:03 PM

Not sure about over-saturated on this one as there isn't much colors anyway.
But I think I prefer this one, even though I do like the landscape one a lot. The stare is very intense. and The camouflage is amazing.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 12:04 PM

Stunning, love the ruffled feathers!!!

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Angi_Wallace
24 Mar 2008 - 12:05 PM

Beautiful shot , I really like the lichen covered tree in the shot too.

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ladylphotography

beautifully captured

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 12:26 PM

This balances nicely Cheryl, colours look good to me not oversaturated at all.
Such a natural looking pose, witnessed these like this in the wild in Sweden many years ago.
Great capture
Richard

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 12:37 PM

I think I prefer the first, because of the more settled pose and less ruffled feathers. The echo between the feather patterning and the tree trunk is not so pronounced here because the bird has turned toward the viewer more and we lose one of the wings.

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24 Mar 2008 - 12:40 PM

Stunning.. well captured.
Jim

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
24 Mar 2008 - 12:47 PM

blends into the tree well... wonderful shot

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EDWARDPARRISH
24 Mar 2008 - 12:48 PM

I prefer this one cheryl.
The setting is just perfect to make this bird look realy at home. Camo is amazing as cole said.
Very natural.
Ed

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culturedcanvas
24 Mar 2008 - 12:57 PM

I think I'd prefer the other shot ... but cropped Smile

I do like this but the other shot shows a better pose and feel in my opinion. Also in the other shot the background branches (were it cropped) would in my opinion be less distracting than those displayed here.

Maybe you could crop the landscape version and post it in the same format as a version so we can compare?

Dan

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angiedoughty
24 Mar 2008 - 1:37 PM

Amazing shot - haven't seen the previous shot. Ang

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RoyBoy
RoyBoy  9171 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 2:12 PM

Terrific!

Roy

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 2:40 PM

Will upload the other shot cropped as an image in it's own right tomorrow Smile I have about 10-15 similar frames so will try and choose one that loks a little different.

Was a shame that as soon as I went to portrait mode the owl decided to stare at the ground. It's one of the problems with captive owls, they really only work when staring directly at the camera or side on.

Ruffled feathers will be because of the gusts of wind and also I don't think the owl was too happy about being exposed on the end of the branch in the high wind. They generally tend to go close to the trunk of the tree.

Thanks for all the input - vote seems a bit split, so we will see how the third version does.

We have some sleet showers now, so hoping to get some small bird images.

Back later.

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
24 Mar 2008 - 3:12 PM

Fabulous shot.Love the comparison of the tree bark and the camouflge feathers.
Cheers
Alan

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Tournisol
Tournisol  6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 - 3:50 PM

I prefer this shot the owl has a better expression on him, beautiful shot.
Gina

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fishy2
fishy2  6
24 Mar 2008 - 4:08 PM

excellent.
jase.

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
24 Mar 2008 - 4:39 PM

absolutely superb

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 - 5:05 PM

This is EVEN better than the previous image IMO.

Portrait orientation and B/G compliment it more.

SUPERB capture.


*Mike*

Last Modified By HUMIE at 24 Mar 2008 - 5:06 PM

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 5:29 PM

Well he's making full use of that perch !
Janet

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rangerpaul
24 Mar 2008 - 6:44 PM

Looks quite superb to me. Very nicely balanced.
Paul

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8862 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 6:51 PM

Super detail and beautifully shot. Love the owl's 'expression'.
Alan.

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 6:58 PM

Cheryl, in my work oldgreyheron days we had a "wise owl". This surely is it! Great!

Mike

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neill5409  7188 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 7:31 PM

Love this image Cheryl, you are now the proud owner of the first user award I have given.

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 8:06 PM

spot on Cheryl
keith

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2008 - 8:18 PM

Thanks all

Thanks Chris!

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mialewis
mialewis  6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 - 9:42 PM

Fabulous!
Mia

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viscostatic
24 Mar 2008 - 10:35 PM

This is great wildlife photography as well as having wonderful pictorial quality. I like the way the owl's plumage matches the texture and colour of the tree bark.

Phil.

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pamelajean Critique Team 8775 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1605 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 5:16 PM

Well, I loved the other one, but this just has the edge for me, wonderful.

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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
25 Mar 2008 - 5:21 PM

Nice shot. Like the feather action...Great pose.
Looks fine on my monitor...

Edgar Smile

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SamGillespie
25 Mar 2008 - 8:22 PM

Great intense look.
Sam

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