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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
These are modifications uploaded by other members of the photo above. Download the photo by right clicking Download Photo and clicking Save As.
Well captured, great timing.
good capture, great eyes
My goodnes they do look frightening
when seen coming at you like this.
Very well captured.
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
A stunning inflight wildlife photograph, which as already mentioned would benefit from a bit of manipulation here and there.
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!
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.
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.
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