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Barn Owl

By albi  
After the disaster I had photographying the owls on saturday I took another trip over on sunday, only to have an even bigger disaster.
The AF on the camera kept losing the lock again and I missed some great shots..

So when I got home ( Pi**ed off ) I had a little play with some custom functions on the camera.
I switched the AI sevo or AF to the AE lock button C.Fn 04 and used C.Fn 17 to expand the AF point activation area.

Armed with the new settings I went back over tonight for another try, the weather was not great but the birds came out and I managed about 50 images with half having good sharpness.
A plus point was the camera seemed to track a lot better with the new set up.
Hopefully the weather will improve soon and I'll get some better shots.

Sorry for going on a bit... Smile

TECH: 1/500 F 5.6 EV -1 ISO 320

Thanks for looking.

Tags: Flight Barn owl Hunting Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Ajack 17
16 May 2006 12:33PM
A super capture,nice detail,bet you are pleased with this one.
Alan
scott_jessuk 16 249 1 Scotland
16 May 2006 12:34PM
Lovely image, great in flight capture.

scott
irishman 18 1.1k 2 Ireland
16 May 2006 12:38PM
another amazing shot
turtle1 18 41 United Kingdom
16 May 2006 12:38PM
Beautiful capture

Barb
Briwooly 17 454 6 England
16 May 2006 12:43PM
Brilliant capture great work worth all the effort
Brian....
JohnRShort 19 25 United Kingdom
16 May 2006 12:44PM
you have my admiration. I watched and waited night after night and got the odd image but none as good as this.

Don't understand your new settings but I'll have a look at my new 5D to see if I can replicate
Kim Walton 19 145 30 United Kingdom
16 May 2006 12:46PM
Well worth the effort,specially if their really in the wild.
starliz 18 1.6k 3 England
16 May 2006 12:51PM
wonderful shows off this beautiful bird a treat,you should be very pleased with the eventual outcome now : )
ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
16 May 2006 12:57PM
Lovely in flight capture.
Sabreur 17 767 England
16 May 2006 12:59PM
Your perseverence has paid off with a great picture.

The only slight problem for me are the row of highlights behind the owl, but there isn't alot you can do about that.
albi 18 68 1 England
16 May 2006 1:09PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

Kim, these birds are all wild, but I must admit that this pair I've found just recently have no fear of man which makes it a lot easier for getting the shots.

Sabreur, yes I know what you mean.
The highlight in the b/g is a rape seed oil field.
ford 19
16 May 2006 1:09PM
Looks fantastic to me Tony
Well done
Ian
tonymarq 17 1 United States
16 May 2006 5:01PM
Tony outstanding flight capture and amazing wing detail!

stay well
tonymarq
Phoebecat 16 1 Italy
16 May 2006 9:02PM
Getting this wonderful shot was definitely worth the AF hassles you had - it's one of those 'wish I had more clicks' shots
Matthys
Jasbe 17 116 England
16 May 2006 9:14PM
Well taken Tony, great detail.
Jason
skydivemike 17 47 Northern Ireland
16 May 2006 10:14PM
Stunning in flight shot Tony.

Mike
mrsdaffy 17 16
17 May 2006 12:59AM
Has got to be viewed large, great detail on the Owl, lovely capture Tony... Smile

Mags
old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
17 May 2006 2:37AM
The end result looks not half OK to me!
Jim
VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2006 11:40AM
I think maybe you're not bad at this photography lark. Another fine shot. Nick.

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