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Owl in flight at Aillwee birds of prey

Following comments, I have allowed modifications to this image and would welcome/enjoy any manipulation of the scene Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jul 2012 - 2:30 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Owl
Username:JFitz JFitz
Uploaded:14 Jul 2012 - 11:33 AM
Tags:Bird, D300, Owl, Pets / captive animals, Stups, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:15
Group Event:Birds Of Prey Centre, Aillwee Caves
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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 12:00 PM

Well captured, great timing.
Brian

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steve5452
steve5452  10 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 12:21 PM

good capture, great eyes

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 12:50 PM

My goodnes they do look frightening
when seen coming at you like this.
Very well captured.
KateGrin

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philhomer
philhomer  437 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 12:56 PM

the focus, timing and exposure clearly demonstrate that you know what you are doing - my personal opinion is to then be a little more critical of your chosen background...

if you were to 'cheat' and go to a proper photo day then you would get the opportunity for clear, more natural settings, and that woudl actually make capturing the bird easier as well

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 2:46 PM

A stunning inflight wildlife photograph, which as already mentioned would benefit from a bit of manipulation here and there.

Regards Nathan

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JFitz
JFitz e2 Member 6130 forum postsJFitz vcard Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 3:08 PM

I would like to thank everyone for their votes and comments. I agree with Nathan and Phil regarding mods and background and I think one could have a bit of fun with this owl. It was a rather peculiar feature of the Aillwee arena that all the flying took place within the structure of the enclosure with very little soaring so to speak. I enjoy tinkering with Photoshop but I don't yet have enough good images to make it worthwhile and this image may appear again later in the year in a woodland scene!

Regards,
John

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10903 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2898 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 6:32 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Ive uploaded a mod. The fence and background, especially that white blob are distraction I removed and blurred.

The Owl itself has contrast adjusted, sharpened, and catchlights in the eyes, with a little colour saturation.

You need to convert to sRBG rater than ProPhoto for the web. You also need to apply sharpening to your re sized image after you save it, and before you upload it. Compression causes loss of sharpness.


Its a good action shot though under the circumstances.


Hope the mod works for you.



regards



Willie

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JFitz
JFitz e2 Member 6130 forum postsJFitz vcard Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:33 PM

Thanks willie for your comments and mods, Your 1st mod really opened up the picture and I realised how worthwhile it would have been to have done it myself, especially the white object in the background. You put a lot of effort into my image and I have to say that I really like the brighter of the two woodland scenes. Thank you for your effort.

Regards
John

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