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A nice close shot of the Barn Owl, I have never seen so many this year, there were 4, so 2 pairs hunting the same area.
I got a bit more creative this time and tried different settings, I gave a -4/3 or more exposure to capture the wing detail a bit more, seems to have worked.
What do you think Smile.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF600mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Mar 2013 - 3:09 PM
Focal Length:840mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Tyto Alba in flight
Username:ianrobinson ianrobinson
Uploaded:15 Mar 2013 - 8:30 AM
Tags:Barn owl, Bird of prey, Owls, Tyto alba, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57
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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 8:46 AM

Excellent and wonderful capture,
saeid

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 8:49 AM

I think it has worked very well great claritySmileSmileSmile great image

Ali

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philhomer
philhomer  451 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 8:52 AM

i tend to err towards a darker image myself so you'll hear no complaint from me! however i would be interested as to why you were using such a low ISO when the 5-3 has so much scope to make life easier

phil

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8138 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 8:57 AM

Absolutely stunning Ian... your settings have worked extremely well here.

Trev

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Jefflor
Jefflor  2 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 9:16 AM

Lovely capture.

Jeff

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Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:31 AM

Beautiful!
Diane

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tommyld
tommyld Plus Member 4tommyld vcard United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 9:31 AM

Stunning!!!... probably one of the best BIF shot's i have seen. SmileSmileSmile
Tom.

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digital_boi
15 Mar 2013 - 10:10 AM

cracker!

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ColinEJ
ColinEJ  8 United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 10:26 AM

I think it has worked beautifully and is typical of the light levels you would expect to see them in.

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longhoss
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15 Mar 2013 - 10:46 AM

Superb image
Glyn

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PhilSingleton
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15 Mar 2013 - 11:08 AM

I think its worked superbly ! Smile - great shot and great detail.

Phil.

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NigelKiteley
15 Mar 2013 - 11:33 AM

Stunning, great job!

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 12:34 PM

It worked. Well captured.

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john_slevin
15 Mar 2013 - 1:33 PM

An image I wish I could have taken myself

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silverfoxey
15 Mar 2013 - 3:48 PM

Nice shot and the patience taken just to capture it is some feat. But you do seem to have the lens lenght for the job. I can appreciate what you were trying to achieve with wing detail. I would have thought that if the exposure was slightly darker would have brought out more detail?
Smile James.

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15 Mar 2013 - 5:24 PM

A really lovely shot
Ju

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johnjo58
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15 Mar 2013 - 5:42 PM

Stunning wildlife photography Ian, I love it

David

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dave1967
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15 Mar 2013 - 6:25 PM

Superb shot
Dave

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Louise_Morris
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15 Mar 2013 - 6:37 PM

I think it's worked very well Ian - superb shot! Lou

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson Plus Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:04 PM

Wow thank you everyone for the comments, votes and user awards, a lovely surpirse thank you.

Ian

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Jat_Riski
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16 Mar 2013 - 4:16 PM

Masters class shot Ian.

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