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Ben's Owl

By tigertimb
Thankyou to everyone for all the comments on the pigs despite those who couldn't see beyond their plates.
Sticking with my imaginative naming scheme, in part because I'm unsure which exact type of owl this is?

All comments and criticisms very welcome


ISO 200, 300mm, f5.6, 1/50 sec,
but this needed a fair bit of work to recover from my poor exposure where it was hidden in the shaodws.

Tags: Owl Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Dartmoor zoological park Bens zoo

Voters: KevSB, motorsportpictures, AnneWorner and 36 more

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motorsportpictures 14 289 23 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 7:28PM
very well detailed shot and great dof...
scoff 15 13 2 Ireland
13 Jan 2009 7:36PM
Great shot of the owl but i find the background too bright.
I have done a quick mod for comparison,i hope you do not mind.
Cheers.....paul Smile
rangerpaul 15 19 7 England
13 Jan 2009 7:43PM
Think this might be an Eagle Owl but not sure.
The background is doing this no favours at all Tim. There is some nice detail in the bird but its getting a little lost amongst the brightness.
Gets a click for the pin sharpness in the eyes.
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 7:44PM
Thanks for that Paul; I was wondering about the background as I was lifting the shadows; I've added the original jpeg as #2 where you can see the background was originally a lot closer to your mod.
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 7:47PM
Thanks other Paul too Wink
I'll see what I can do at blending back some of the background from the original
Scaramanga 14 60 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 7:49PM
Great bit of work. Thedetails really stand out, wonderful capture.
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 8:12PM
#3 added taking into account both Pauls' comments.
Guess the real moral ought to be to get the exposure right in the first place; but any better?
Feel free to add a mod if you've got an alternative suggestion
13 Jan 2009 8:19PM
Super detail and colour in the owl, especially the eyes, unfortunately the background lets it down, I think your modifications in V3 is about the best so far, there's not alot you can do about the white bits. Still worth a vote though. Tracey
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
13 Jan 2009 8:26PM
Like #3 the best
iancam 14 23 England
13 Jan 2009 8:48PM
Excellent capture
mark1309 15 13 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 9:31PM
Super work to bring out the owl, I like v3 the best,
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 10:43PM
No 3 without a doubt and how cheeky am I, I have never even had the chance to take such a great shot.
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 12:25AM
Thankyou everyone for the comments and suggestions.
Mavis; you don't need to be a chef to know whether food tastes good Wink

Added version 4 in a final attempt to reduce the bright whites, following some further advice from Paul- what do you think?
14 Jan 2009 1:06AM
Wonderful details on this owl

Bob_V 15 1 2 United States
14 Jan 2009 4:12AM
What a great capture, such great work in these, npccq5a33 is my favorite.
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
14 Jan 2009 12:46PM
v4 for me Tim, great work
Ayelet_A 14 11 3 Israel
14 Jan 2009 7:04PM
Excellent work on this one Tim, and a wonderful capture to start with. V1 for me as I think the bright background seems the most natural with the brightness of the image itself, and gives a hint to a sunny bright day, which in my opinion adds to the atmosphere.

14 Jan 2009 9:22PM
The eyes are so magnetic, holds you
MandsH 15 England
15 Jan 2009 12:00AM
Beautiful eyes - great shots
RobMacormac 17 7 2 England
15 Jan 2009 1:43PM
Number 4 gets my vote
microchip 15 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 7:24PM
V.3 for me super detail and great eyes,
RTDS 14 Cyprus
16 Jan 2009 6:00PM
Excellent close up shot.
Awsome details.

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