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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 5:50PM
brilliant comp lillian cracking detail and colour a real belter nice one Wink

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JackieB 7 18 3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 5:51PM
Hi Lillian, don't know if it's my eyes or not but this doesn't seem as sharp as your usual standard. Great capture nonetheless.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
7 Feb 2011 5:52PM
Absolutely gorgeous Lillian. So soft and cuddly looking. Looking right at you here. Great shot. Moira
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 5:56PM
Beautiful image.

7 Feb 2011 5:56PM
Super capture............
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 6:01PM
What a beautiful looking bird ...
A wonderful capture Lillian
Alvar 11 23 2 France
7 Feb 2011 6:05PM
Beautiful Lillian. Great shot. Love the expression.!!
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
7 Feb 2011 6:08PM
It's gorgeous albeit not as sharp as your usual uploads.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Feb 2011 6:14PM
A beautiful barnowl portrait
7 Feb 2011 6:25PM
Beautiful capture Lillian, lovely eye contact of this beauty.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Feb 2011 6:30PM
A beautiful hooter!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Feb 2011 6:36PM
A beautiful image, Lillian, just a touch over-exposed on the white of his lower right leg. Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 6:48PM
love this one a great shot
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
7 Feb 2011 6:48PM
Wonderful portrait of the Barn Owl Lillian. Excellent.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 6:51PM
wonderful work Lillian, the eyes are like deep pools, so dark and mirror like

woollyback 12 50
7 Feb 2011 6:52PM
9 10 10 England
7 Feb 2011 7:09PM
Just love that expression, and those eyes - so beautiful.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
7 Feb 2011 7:23PM
Top shot
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Feb 2011 7:34PM

Quote:A beautiful image, Lillian, just a touch over-exposed on the white of his lower right leg. Carol

Agree with comment but birds do not wait for you to check histogram, when shooting birds the highlights blow out so I shoot every time one stop under exposure if bright light as much as 2 stops, you can bring back shadow detail but not blown highlights, about the Owl excellent shot!


tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 7:56PM
Lovely shot Lillian, I remember it well; looking long, sleek and refined and with that great twinkle in its eye
goso 11 2 1 Australia
7 Feb 2011 8:00PM
Nobody here cept us chickens ! - lovely pic Lillian...Bill
Super capture Lillian. I always think that their markings resemble little pearl drops - they are beautiful owls.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
7 Feb 2011 8:13PM
My most favourite type of Owl. Love the brightness you've captured in those eyes.

bayleaf1 8 7 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 9:01PM
A very nice owl capture.
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 9:25PM
Top notch capture of my favourite bird you have done it proud

7 Feb 2011 9:37PM
gorgeous is this Milo
lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 9:41PM
A great capture Lillian!!! Nice crop and nicely posed for you!!! X x
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
7 Feb 2011 10:21PM
Excellent shot, Lillian: interesting to read the remarks from Trev. Seems like very good advice, and I shall keep it in minf too when shooting light coloured or white flowers. Interestingly, I always set my two Nikons to -0.33 Exposure Bias as my personal default settings.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 10:33PM
Excellent capture Lillian, great detail and colour.. thanks for the pointer on the dogs eyes.. Peter
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
7 Feb 2011 10:47PM
Couldn't be a more perfect photo - just stunning. The detail is breathtaking.
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 10:51PM
What a handsome Barney! They have such lovely expressions owls. Those big lenses do make you get some muscles, mines the same, aches in places you didn't know you had! Wink
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
7 Feb 2011 11:17PM
A really nice shot Lillian. Looks a tad soft, - likely due to the slightly oversone whites.

Loaded a mod with highlights toned down; sharpened; increased eye detail; re composed on thirds. I also cloned out that little spot of blue on his leg from the band.

Hope you like this,


User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 11:56PM
A lovely picture Lillian. Smile
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
7 Feb 2011 11:56PM
Excellent capture,well taken too,
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
8 Feb 2011 12:36AM
A beautiful addition to your wildlife collection Lillian, I hope all is well with you and yours. - gary
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
8 Feb 2011 1:34AM
You can't fail to like it Lillian with a face like this !!
8 Feb 2011 6:38AM
A cracking capture, Lillian, just wonderful.
Ray42 10 3 England
8 Feb 2011 8:29AM
A lovely shot of this gorgeous barn owl - agree with Willie on it being slightly soft and over exposure on parts of the whites - and I still do it myself - until someone told me to set it under by a least 1/3 of stop - some good advice too by Trev - I shall have to think about that next time. Like the mod by Willie too
8 Feb 2011 8:33AM
Hi Lillian super capture regards gray.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 8:48AM
Thank you all so much for all the encouraging comments and to Willie for the mod, (had not even noticed the blue on the leg...sadly!)another great mod done thankyou, and I will remember about the stop/s down
thank you all
stephenscott 8 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 9:20AM
Excellent shot as always Lillian..

8 Feb 2011 9:55AM
Lovely capture Ann, such a beautiful bird. spot on exposure, focus and dof Smile
Very well done Smile
WL_Harris 9 3 2 United States
8 Feb 2011 11:16AM
Wow Lillian, very beautiful shot of this Barn Owl.
Top notch shot.
8 Feb 2011 12:49PM
Nice image Lillian
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
8 Feb 2011 1:47PM
beautiful shot... they are beautiful birds ..
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 2:17PM
Very nice like the way you can see Detail

Well done
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
8 Feb 2011 3:20PM
Simply Superb.

Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
8 Feb 2011 3:42PM
Excellent, spot on exposure.
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 4:59PM
absolutely superb, Lillian - whata lovely details - excellent

fudgy 7 48 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 5:39PM
superb lillian , a real beauty of a shot Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Feb 2011 5:50PM
I do love these birds, Lillian, and this is a super capture of this barn owl. Excellent bit of work Smile
Only 3 weeks to go... Wink
Trev Smile
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 6:06PM
Very well captured Lillian..........Martin
8 Feb 2011 6:35PM
What a superb shot!!!!!!!!.
He's so beautiful. Fantastic shot, wish I had one as good from our day at BWC.

BarbAnna 7 1 England
8 Feb 2011 10:34PM
A super capture Lillian, love the expression and those big brown eyes - wonderful!
LexEquine 12 19 United States
8 Feb 2011 11:28PM
'Great shot'...LEx
MrJingles 12 8
8 Feb 2011 11:40PM
One of the best Barn Owl portraits I have seen, great work !
9 Feb 2011 9:32AM
as 99% is spot on i would overlook the tad that is blown however the advice given is spot on my personal settings are alway-0.67 on my Canon ....hope all is improving with family health.

Suehh 11 39 6 England
9 Feb 2011 6:58PM
Very nice indeed - Willie's mod is super too.

ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2011 8:13PM
wow great image so sharp and a beautiful owl.
stunning..................shot as they all are brilliantGrin

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