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Snow 'n' Owl II

By philhomer  
Generally speaking i leave my 'wildlife' images pretty much as shot - not that i am neccessarly a purist, just that my time and editing skills are somewhat limited.

However, Friday's images (uploaded Sat) were perhaps a litte lack-lustre due to the weather conditions so i have attempted to tweak this one a little to see whether it is imporved in the eyes of yourselves.

I woudl normally wait for the right conditions before making a shoot but i think that 'good snow' is still quite rare here and it doesn't look like we are to get the ideal situation of retained snow and good lighting - although i have to doff my hat to epz member Karen Summers for some great work in this area.

For the newer members etc -

I would normally shoot with a little negative Exposure Compensation to avoid or reduce the possibility of 'blown or over-exposed highlights. Most of the time i shoot in Aperture priority, only rarely using full manual - at which point of coures EC is disabled.

In a situation such as this however, where the image has a predominance of white or light tone, the camera would generally produce a darker image than required and potentially begin to silouhette the subject - the likelihood is inversely propertional ot the size of the subject within the image.

Here i shot with Zero EC, but some of my shots from the same shoot were taken at +1/3 and i think even +2/3

Tags: Flight Barn owl Owl Pets and captive animals Owl flight Wildlife and nature Owl in snow

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philhomer 8 77 32 England
20 Jan 2013 6:11PM
not a single comment today, you're all being very reserved!

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philhomer 8 77 32 England
20 Jan 2013 6:13PM

Quote:Not a single comment today, you're all being very reserved!

actually, 28 votes here - 18 yesterday across a number of images.... surely that must mean that there is some critique out there for yesterday's ?

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