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Ok, still practising.

Go on, do your worst.

Have a nice evening folks.

EDIT: I dont ask this a lot but I do think its great viewed Large and Ive also been practising my framing too Smile

Lee Smile

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 300mm 2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Little Owl
Username:WelshKiwi WelshKiwi
Uploaded:20 Jun 2008 - 6:39 PM
Tags:Birds, Center, Falconry, General, Little, Mid, Owl, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 6:40 PM

stunning. beautifully captured of this cutie

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 6:43 PM

looks fine to me
keith

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Michelle_S
20 Jun 2008 - 6:43 PM

Amazing Lee, i think this is your best yet owl photo not that im an expert i just know what i like lol

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 6:45 PM

wow, really a stunning capture, love the sharpness of the eyes, my only niggle is the small out of focus piece of tree at the very bottom of the picture, maybe a little higher crop?
ian

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Patricia Fenn
20 Jun 2008 - 6:47 PM

love the composition! Fab capture too.

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adybazz
adybazz  6
20 Jun 2008 - 6:48 PM

Great capture, love that stare. Agree with ian about that bit of tree, a little distracting.

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webjam
webjam  10292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 6:54 PM

Cropping would be a bit too much, maybe cloning it away? The bird is captured very well!
Jacqueline

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
20 Jun 2008 - 6:59 PM

This is a cracker Lee!

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Bumpkin
Bumpkin  759 forum posts Virgin Islands, U.s.
20 Jun 2008 - 7:07 PM

A beautiful shot well caught
Deb

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
20 Jun 2008 - 7:16 PM

Nice eyes.
Freda

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Tracey_McGovern
Tracey_McGovern e2 Member 6Tracey_McGovern vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 7:20 PM

Love it, great shot. Tracey

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 7:26 PM

Super capture, criticism is 2 fold you spelt folks wrong and now you have got this spot on for detail and framing get out and find a wild one
lol
Richard

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 7:30 PM

Thanks Everyone.

I was in two minds re the cropping of the stump, I already took a bit off and also a bit off the left handside as well as I thought it was a bit too much green.

Thanks Richard re my spelling, Ive ammended it Smile

Lee Smile

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Matman
Matman  637 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 - 7:39 PM

The Owl is pin sharp and it is hard to look away from it's eye's!!...Smile

Cheers

Matt

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 7:44 PM

Good eye contact amazing detail and if it was wild worth 100's of votes. Ina

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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 - 8:03 PM

Lovely capture.
Jean

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rangerpaul
20 Jun 2008 - 8:05 PM

One more to a deserved rc.
Paul

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 8:13 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Not sure what anyone else has said, but looks a tad on the red/magenta side on the colouring of the owl.

Normally this post works quite well, so it's not your fault that the bird decided to squish itself down out of the wind.

You've executed the background well. Possibly more distracting at the smaller size, but I'd be tempted to crop the slightly darker very upper portion of the frame as it drags the eye to the top where there is nothing to see.

Probably are other things I coud say, but it's been a long day!

However, I like it enough to click Wink

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G73photography
20 Jun 2008 - 8:15 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

great shot, better than the prev one and that was nice too, not that fussed about the out of focus bit or the "dark part" at the top as my attention is drawn to the eyes, framings good, how did you do it in the end?? the only things id say would be the left hand side looks a little bare, so maybe a crop to reduce the empty space and in your settings , would look better with a darker epz frame as oposed to the white one in your upload settings, you can change that after you uploaded, ive done it a few times, other than that . nice colours and good contrast and sharpness. heres your RC , G

Last Modified By G73photography at 20 Jun 2008 - 8:20 PM

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 8:23 PM

Thanks Everyone.

Thanks for the comments again Cheryl and thanks to you as well Grainge, I did the framing your way incidently, thanks for the writtern instructions in a PM.

Much appreciated and Im grateful for all your comments.

Have a great weekend.

Lee Smile

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 9:19 PM

Lovely shot, agree it could be cropped on the left a little....but still fabulous!
- Robin

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Banditman
Banditman  6
20 Jun 2008 - 9:35 PM

Good effort Lee, and your conversion's are getting better. Keep it up and you can do all mine as well LOL ......
Seriously though, i do think you are improving.

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20 Jun 2008 - 10:25 PM

lovely shot...
Akif

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 10:37 PM

Love those eyes Lee.Excellent portrait.
Tom.

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cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 10:38 PM

Awesome, Just plain awesome.......Attitude like no other......Smile

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20 Jun 2008 - 10:40 PM

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RubberBullets
20 Jun 2008 - 11:41 PM

Great shot, super detail.

Tim

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 - 7:00 PM

Bl...y Hell lol this is Fantastic lee your best by a mile conrats on your progress see its easy lol,oh and god cheryls hard to please lol..
ian

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2008 - 7:06 PM

LOL Cheryl and Banditman (Eifion) both. Wink But I love em both Wink

Thanks Everyone, Im overwhelmed by all the support and interest in this one. Smile

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janty66
janty66  7 England
22 Jun 2008 - 5:46 PM

outstanding shot..

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HaydnGreenow
27 Jun 2008 - 7:43 PM

a great shot those eyes just seem to stare at you.
haydn

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roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2008 - 12:18 PM

Brilliant shot, love the eye contact.
Alex

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SFd
SFd  6 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2008 - 8:34 AM

Dont usually look at bird shots but I really like this one!
Steve

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