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beaniebabe 12 2.3k England
20 Nov 2006 10:16PM
I like this one Cheryl....think it is one of my favs now :o)

Angie x

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LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
20 Nov 2006 10:20PM
This is beautiful, nicely done.

juldon 15 78 England
20 Nov 2006 10:26PM
This is fantastic.

User_Removed 13 4 11 England
20 Nov 2006 10:28PM
Great feel of space to this image. I think that the background colours add a lot to the subject. Sylv.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
20 Nov 2006 10:48PM
works for me...

nice shot..

Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
20 Nov 2006 11:04PM
I think this is fabulous.
The pose and slight off centre comp are spot on. The colours and blur in the fore and background are gorgeous and serve to emphasise the sharpness and detail of the owl to a great degree.
Excellent work

daviewat 14 4.1k Scotland
20 Nov 2006 11:49PM
Must catch up on your work Cheryl, but life is a blur at the moment :-(((

Have you seen the thread for March ??? and we are green for go for Nov again Smile)

stevemelvin 12 675 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2006 11:49PM
Glorious shot of a majestic bird. The sharpness is a killer in the large version. Excellent.

21 Nov 2006 12:01AM
Love This picture! Amazing detail!
21 Nov 2006 12:37AM
Terrific colours and details.
geoffash26 14 2.5k United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 8:25AM
Superb detail and colour Cheryl although the out of focus grass between the rock and the more in focus grass in front of it doesn't seem right to me (hope that makes sense)
Hannahs_Pics 13 37 England
21 Nov 2006 8:55AM
Regal is the right word for this, I really like it.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
21 Nov 2006 10:19AM
Thanks everyone.

Yep Geoff. I remember at the time I was having a migraine, so couldn't get down low enough to blur all the graa without feeling sick.

This is kind of a compromise!

Thanks Pete. I guess I should retire now Smile
mattmatic 14 598
21 Nov 2006 10:21AM
Wonderfully sharp and clear! Congrats too!
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 10:47AM
Sharp as a sharp thing from Sharpsville
Can see why Pete gave this an EC.
Cheers, Paul
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
21 Nov 2006 11:20AM
A well deserved EC..
KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
21 Nov 2006 11:44AM
Superb pin sharp detail on the bird, and beautiful colours on his feathers.

I can see what Geoff means about the focus though. It does look a bit weird, almost like the rock and owl are levitating!
talltrees 14 50 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2006 3:57PM
Great is all about expression and there are no rules to what you shoot looks perfect to me.
AlanBW 12 20 England
21 Nov 2006 4:11PM
Fantastic inage, congrats on the EC
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3894 Canada
21 Nov 2006 4:38PM
Fantastic, - pose, expression, exposure and dof.

Dotrob 12 Wales
21 Nov 2006 4:51PM
Super image.
albi 13 68 1 England
21 Nov 2006 5:32PM
Stunning shot throughout Cheryl.

Congrats on the EC.
Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
21 Nov 2006 5:34PM
Congrats on the EC Cheryl Smile
tigerminx 14 237 South Africa
21 Nov 2006 8:08PM
Wow Cheryl, what can we all say?
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
21 Nov 2006 9:37PM
well deserved Smile
csurry 16 9.2k 92
22 Nov 2006 7:04AM
Thanks everyone.
27 Nov 2006 7:07AM
Excellent. I love the natural setting
kevski 11 14 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2006 12:21AM
Stunning shot.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
3 Dec 2006 10:50AM
Thanks guys.

Kev, not sure totally about the mod on this or the barn owl. Whilst the colour adjustments look good, really not into the gaussian blur of the background. With a couple of exceptions where noise has been softened the background is as taken using a large aperture. I don't have the time or patience to select the bird as a mask and apply a blur to the image. Plus 9/10 times you can tell. Thanks for taking time to have a play though.

liparig 13 233 United States
12 Dec 2006 1:16AM
what a fantastic pose you captured here well done
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
17 Dec 2006 3:59PM
Absolutely spot on for my taste.The kind of shot I aspire to.
16 May 2008 6:43PM
another stunning shot

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