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Libby & Tillie

By TrevBatWCC    
Another quickie break from Rome. Falconer Kira Weston brought a couple of her owls for another Camera Club worknight this last Monday evening. She had introduced us to Tillie the barn owl some time ago on an outdoor shoot. This time it was in our meeting room (well, it was cold and wet outside!), and as well as Tillie, she also brought along Libby, a young female eagle owl. Now, owls are my favourite birds, and I was especially delighted when we got the chance to pose with Libby perched on our gloved hand - I didn't need asking twice! Smile Despite Libby appearing to be a bit fierce looking, she was very friendly and co-operative Smile It was just a pity I couldn't hold the camera in my other hand and show you both of us together! Perhaps I may be able to acquire an image from another club memberůWink
V1 - Libby
V2 - Tillie

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Topaz Adjust and Photoshop Elements 11

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Barn owl Eagle owl Camera club Pets and captive animals Flash and lighting Worknight Libby Tillie

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Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 3:57PM
Excellent captures of beautiful creatures. Smile


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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Nov 2012 4:05PM
Two beautiful girls, Trev, and two wonderful images. Carol
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
28 Nov 2012 4:06PM
Two beauties. Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
28 Nov 2012 4:12PM
Two of my favourites as well Trev, excellent light on the Barn Owl, the eyes can be tricky to get exposure right, two crackers.


strokebloke 9 493 17 England
28 Nov 2012 4:27PM
Excellent (birds & shots)
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 4:30PM
Two excellent captures.Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 4:41PM
Two absolute stunners.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 Nov 2012 4:50PM
Very good details
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 5:19PM
Awww great shots Trev, I think Libby is my fave of the two, Owl wise not shot wiseWink

I have replied to your question if you have time to nip backGrin
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
28 Nov 2012 5:22PM
Looks like a goodnight all round and with a couple of beautiful birds

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Nov 2012 5:28PM
Libby and Tillie have posed so well for you, Trev, and you have captured both bird's in very fine detail. And the on-camera flash has illuminated them so accurately.
Very fine images.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3864 Canada
28 Nov 2012 5:54PM
I like the bird shots, but the background, especially in V1 has visible evidence of being painted in. If you temp brighten your original you will see it clearly.


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Nov 2012 6:00PM
Re the background, it was black as seen, though I have cleaned it up a bit with the clone tool Wink
Trev Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 6:03PM
wow!!!! wonderful images both of them
V1 ... I found quite comical
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3864 Canada
28 Nov 2012 6:07PM
It needs to be cleaned a lot more Trev, - see mod. As it is it looks like untidy Photoshop work, and thats not a good thing.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 6:51PM
An extremely beautiful duo. Wonderfully posed, crammed packed with detail, and so much to admire.

Regards Nathan
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 8:02PM
I like owls to Trev and think you did well here one handed, good detail captured and well sharp
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 9:21PM
Lovely images of these super birds. The Barn Owl has long been my favourite so he gets my vote today!

saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
29 Nov 2012 4:06PM
"Mr. Angry" and, "Who? Moi?"
Marvellous birds Trev. Bet that was a very enjoyable evening.

moiral 7 12 Scotland
29 Nov 2012 4:17PM
Have to agree with you re owls being favourite birds. 2 well captured shots Trev.
I got to hold a tiny owl a while ago - amazing experience, but the handler said as so small didn't need a glove. The little git dug it's talons well into my fingers Sad. Moira
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 6:57PM
Both really well captured Trev, but have to go with the outstanding detail captured in V2
you are really multi tasking photography..brilliant!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
29 Nov 2012 7:57PM
Good detail in both the images Trev - I agree with Willie about the background though - I personally am not good with black backgrounds - I seem to have to work them endlessly.

Anne Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 8:20AM
Smileyou are featured e2 piccy at the minute.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 5:40PM
Nearly missed these two crackers Trev wonderful shots and presentations.SmileSmileSmile
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
2 Dec 2012 11:03PM
Well done Trev two cracking shots... Just a shame you are not featured in either one of them Wink

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
4 Dec 2012 4:13PM
What wonderful, elegant birds Trev . Great you could capture them both at CC . xxxSmile
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 12:04PM
Superb work Trev....Phil
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Dec 2012 6:18PM
Mod. appended with only the b/g enhanced, Trev.

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