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S_Psharma 5 1 India
16 Jul 2013 4:35AM
Excellent wild life images v1 is too good.

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Wow what can I say this is a gem of a close up. You should have a book on South African wildlife.
Magic well done Herman.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Jul 2013 5:42AM
A very concerned look on her face in V.1, Herman, she really is a gorgeous bird, well captured. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 6:03AM
Those eyes won't miss much, Herman: 2 fine studies of this owl but the eyes in V 1 that draw me to that shot in particular.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:06AM
That expression is priceless Herman! Two very endearing shots of this beautiful bird.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:19AM
A great set of images..
A great find..
Very well taken..
V1 for me today..

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:46AM
How cute!
I love the close up in V1 but V2 shows the full plummage! Wonderful images indeed...
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:53AM
brilliant detail and tones herman love those eyes v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:02AM
Amazing image in V1 - even if the old bird does look a little worried! Brilliant shot Herman. Smile

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Jul 2013 7:06AM
isn't she lovely - fine shot SmileSmileSmile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:11AM
Superb images Herman, well done,

Ali Smile
16 Jul 2013 7:18AM
These are superb images, Herman - I just love the eyes in V1!!!SmileSmileSmile

16 Jul 2013 7:22AM
She is beautiful Herman well captured
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:24AM
All of the above and then some.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
16 Jul 2013 7:26AM
My what big eyes you haveGrinGrinGrinGrin superb images Herman, and a very sad story with a happy ending.... I am not missing the winter but can say its a trifle too warm for me here at the moment, does not make for pleasant photography walks....
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
16 Jul 2013 7:30AM
A Great set Smile
16 Jul 2013 7:34AM
Stunning close-up.
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:39AM
Good Morning Herman..................... Yes, you have just got to love that face; nesting where they do inevitably causes problems given that nature and technology often clash, but at least she survived, is now happy and well cared for and giving pleasure to those who have raised her no doubt.

Both images are brilliant.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:42AM
That expression in v 1....ahhhhhh!!
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 7:52AM
Lovely bird Herman Grin

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
16 Jul 2013 8:07AM
Love the look of those eyes, Herman.
16 Jul 2013 8:08AM
2 fine captures Herman, V1 a slight favourite,
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:10AM
Looking so anxious!
9 10 10 England
16 Jul 2013 8:14AM
Think V2 shows the plumage to best advantage but love the expression of V1.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:57AM
What a super looking bird Herman, well captured, love V1Smile

16 Jul 2013 9:09AM
Hi Herman. She's absolute gorgeous and what eyes. A super capture Grin

16 Jul 2013 9:26AM
Poor v1 - she looks quite worried! Did you ask her to smile!!??Grin But great images.
16 Jul 2013 9:29AM
Those eyes! Gorgeous owl.

16 Jul 2013 10:56AM
Beautiful shots Herman love the lost expression in the eyes in your V1 close up.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 10:59AM
V1 has a baby face. How cute Grin
16 Jul 2013 11:02AM
A good shot Herman of a wise looking bird, though a little lost, like Growmore noticed!Grin --- Jukka.
16 Jul 2013 11:19AM
Lovely image Herman
looks like he has trapped his toes in V1
16 Jul 2013 11:32AM
Super image of this photogenic Owl, Herman
Regards Brian
16 Jul 2013 12:14PM
These birds are just amazing! I love their wise faces!Smile
Regards Valery
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Jul 2013 12:47PM
Great eyes

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Jul 2013 12:50PM
A wonderful expressive face, Herman.

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 1:15PM
Two super images Herman.
Regards, Alf.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 2:19PM
The eyes say it all here Herman !!
Good shots.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Jul 2013 2:49PM
it is th eyes that make this image, fantastic depth!

Thank you for your UA--- Delighted to receive it!
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
16 Jul 2013 2:51PM
Good colours and detail in these two images Herman!!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
16 Jul 2013 3:44PM
Awww...very sweet face and I like how she think she's people GrinGrin

Wonderful shots of her, Herman, but really beautiful image of her eyes in V1 Smile

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 5:09PM
Two cracking shots Herman, i love Owls, i seen a nice one last year a juvenile spectacled Owl. But your Owls are only found in africa it seems strange why they nest on the ground
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 5:16PM
Two beautiful images of this majestic and so very beautiful Owl, superbly detail and wonderful tones.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
16 Jul 2013 5:19PM
What a face! Well captured images Herman. A
xwang 9 56 8
16 Jul 2013 5:26PM
So cute. Lovely face..
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 5:30PM
Two super shots of this gorgeous owl;
thanks goodness she was rescued.
16 Jul 2013 5:44PM
What a wonderful face!

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
16 Jul 2013 6:14PM
Youve done well with these herman.

Of the two, V2 is the better shot technically, and V1 emotionally. However, V1 does not appear at all to be the same bird as in V2, due to problems with colour balance.

Ive loaded a mod of each one. The full Owl image has been colour corrected and sharpened, and to improve composition, more s[ace is added at the top; in the other mod, apart from sharpening, Ive tried to get the tone closer to that of V2, - not an exact match, but closer.

Hope this is helpful, and good work. This is the first time Ive done and woodwork in SA.


HELANA 8 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:41PM
Two very good shots Herman, V 1 has a cute face, gorgeuos images.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:50PM
I love the slightly bewildered expression in v1.Smile

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:32PM
She's so cute and cuddly.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 7:48PM
lovely image
16 Jul 2013 8:24PM these shots Herman, those eyes in V1 are gorgeous Smile
16 Jul 2013 8:31PM
Very nice set.........what big eyes u

16 Jul 2013 10:33PM
Great photo Herman. Lovely owl. Cathy
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 5:10AM
I love owls and these are wonderful especially the face in V1. paul
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Jul 2013 7:14AM
I lie them both but the full glory is my favourite, wonderful eyes!
ukgubbi 6 5 India
17 Jul 2013 10:43AM
what a cute fellow?. i love both
6 3 8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 8:08PM
Such beautiful eyes, lovely imagesGrin

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