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Baby Tawny Owls

By teocali
Another of the cute pair of fluffy baby Tawny Owls (Strix aluco) taken at BWC Lingfield the other week. Version 1 is digitally manipulated in that I have applied the HDR toning tool in CS5 to try and create a slightly toned watercolour effect in the image and V2 is the original. Definitely best viewed large if you have a moment.
Settings: F/5.6 1/2000sec -1.67EV ISO640 AV@78mm handheld

NOTE: As I forgot to enable mods for this, V4 is a mod by Richard(Mossyoak) which he emailed to me - I think it looks very good
Method: Tweaked saturation a little but mainly selective colours. Yellow to add a bit to the beaks and cyan and magenta to bring out the feathers. Then contrast and hue


Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Spotted Flycatcher upload with a special thank you to Ron (Maiwand), Mara (Maratsuikka) and Ed(Glostopcat) for their User Awards - very much appreciated Smile

Tags: British Wildlife Surrey Owl Cute Baby Old Centre Lingfield Bwc Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Three Pair Months Tawny Fluffy Strix aluco Pets and captive animals

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Comments


Shroomer 9 14 167 England
2 Aug 2010 9:15AM
Hmmmmmmm you're getting brave Sylvia Smile
Have to prefer V1 as it shows more vibrance here, but might have been inclined to lessen the green hue slightly and perhaps add just a little red to bring back the browns
Thats me with a tripod over my head tomorrow lol
Richard

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Both great shots, terrific image
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
2 Aug 2010 9:18AM
Love the presentation of V.1, Sylvia, very well worked, and a super capture. Carol
Yes, V1 for me too, well done. So cute!
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
2 Aug 2010 10:52AM

Quote:Hmmmmmmm you're getting brave Sylvia
Have to prefer V1 as it shows more vibrance here, but might have been inclined to lessen the green hue slightly and perhaps add just a little red to bring back the browns
Thats me with a tripod over my head tomorrow lol
Richard



Good point Richard Smile Will have a go at a V3 when I get a moment, doing just that. Pity I didn't put this up for mods - don't think I can change that at this stage.
Sylvia
mrjt 10 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 1:29PM
A super image... Processing is the key , as the picture is already taken...Jack
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 1:41PM
I like V3 it seems to be more natural for colour
User_Removed 6 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 2:12PM
I like the contrast in v1 and colour in v3, so somewhere between Wink
Dave
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3510 Canada
2 Aug 2010 2:35PM
Great expressions


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Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 2:42PM
Beautifully captured Sylvia, so inquisitive and watchful in a very difficult place to take photos as light was bad but you have done well..V1 for me
Lillian
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
2 Aug 2010 3:48PM
Beautiful expressions captured - that will do for me.
Joan.
2 Aug 2010 4:11PM
Very nice pose Sylvia.. v1 for me

Jon
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
2 Aug 2010 4:49PM
Three fine variations Sylvia. All are lovely but I think V2 catches my eye.
Ron
2 Aug 2010 5:42PM
V3 looks just about right - lovely look at them when so young - most interesting and informative.
Pat
2 Aug 2010 7:21PM
Fabulous expressions Sylvia,love the image !! As to a favourite,has to be V1 for me Smile
Tom10 7
2 Aug 2010 7:38PM
Great capture!

This image realy shows the characteristics of the owls!
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 8:35PM
A wonderful set of variations.... all of them are really lovely, what cute faces and those eyes are wonderful!! x x
2 Aug 2010 9:53PM
Hi great today thanks, thes are cracking shots gray,
3 Aug 2010 6:55AM
Very interesting set of images of a great pair of young owls. Well worked,
Johanna

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