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A few images from yesterday... 3 or so hours travel to an area / venue that may not have been accessable, an abandoment by my driver, a long walk up a very slippy hill....

feeling sorry for me yet? No, nor me. Although it was c. 4 hours or more round trip for 1/2 dozen shots - i hope you will find them worthwhile.

I wonder if i could ask a favour from anyone that has the time... whilst my edit machine is calibrated, my upload machine is not - images on epz look dark occasionally even by my standards / preferences but the same images on my own site do not.

If you have 2 minutes, could you please take a peek at the site and let me know whether this phenomana is correct or whether my anti man-flu drugs are causing hallucinations.

Meanwhile, back to epz

For the less experienced - note the alterations or variation from my own default Exposure Compensation of - 2/3. If left to it's own devices the camera would assess the scene as being relatively bright and potentially under-expose the subject which of course would then be compounded by the -EC.

As these images were taken for forthcoming tuition days you will see that the range here is from -2/3 throught to +1/3.

Daft as it may seem it is really difficult to remember to take 'bad' images sometimes and I have to go back to do them again! Doh.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:300.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jan 2013 - 4:11 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:Snow 'n' Owl
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:19 Jan 2013 - 7:53 AM
Tags:Barn owl, Flight, Owl, Owl flight, Owl in snow, Owl photography, Pets / captive animals, Snow, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus  3 South Africa
19 Jan 2013 - 7:59 AM

Excellent !!GrinGrin

johnke  2223 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 10:32 AM

Nothing wrong with this shot.Obviously it was overcast and i think this obviously helped with the mood. Compositionally exceptional for this shot. Well from the way I have learned, Maybe sort of that elusive eye glint. I think maybe I am old school but I was taught focus & composition are the most important followed by exposure. It was my privilege to view this thank you.


I would have thought, this wonderful set of images, would have received a lot more attentionSad

One of the portraits is WOWTongue


JohnoP  10
19 Jan 2013 - 5:41 PM

Wonderful set of images. John

philhomer  559 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

Many thanks to all above. The overcast feel was due ot the fact that it was still snowing and as such the sky was flat all around - could have done with a little sun breaking through..

Adrian, take a moment to read a couple of lines in the middle of my 'about' section - this may explain a few things Wink

I would rather have comments / votes from one person that knows what they are doing / talking about rather than 100 from those that 'like' Owls / Kitterns / trains! My own commentary of both my own and other people's images adopts the Josey Wales philosophy.

There is also the minor point that some will now knowingly vote on captive birds / animals and of course (unlike some) i always include that category heading in my tags.

Last Modified By philhomer at 20 Jan 2013 - 9:25 AM
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