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Eagle Owl

By crapsnap
Taken at Muncaster castle cumbria, they have over 50 species of owls on view, this Eagle owl was used as part of a display, hope you like............Alan

Tags: Birds of prey Eagle owl Pets and captive animals

Voters: Kingfisher8, Alan_Baseley, debu and 6 more

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8 Aug 2012 10:51AM
A beautiful take well done.

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perkyjude 6 46 11 England
8 Aug 2012 11:36AM
There looks like there has been some jiggery pokery here... you may need to work on your PS skills, did you cut out the owl and added in the background, looks like the owl was attached to a strap as well and it hasn't been removed properly ? However.... that said - beautiful owl and PS skills take a while to master, do keep practicing... I am learning something new every day. Kindest Regards Jude
debu 8 India
8 Aug 2012 11:52AM
Superb in flight captured.
8 Aug 2012 12:42PM
hi all , thanks for voting and leaving message, jude , hand on heart this is how the photo was taken, not even modified in photoshop other than adding
philhomer 7 77 32 England
8 Aug 2012 1:18PM
given the camera, i think the image is a little pixelated which, if it had not been for the comment above, would have led me to think that the subject had been cropped from a much larger image.

so, given the ISO is easily within the workable range of the camera, has the image been perhaps compressed too much from the original to web friendly?

otherwise, i would personally be interested to hear / learn regards your use of positive exposure compensation here please. also, are you using either 'all-points' or centre-point focusing? the former allows the camera to pick a point which rarely works , whereas the latter means you get a very centralised subject and as such not neccessarily the best composition.

if you are already aware then i apologise, but if not take a look at 'rule of thirds' regards composition - i can send you some destructions if you wish as i recently wrote a 'how to' for our local club

also are you using continuous shooting or single / AI Servo or One Shot ?

don't get me wrong, certainly not a terrible attempt but one i think that we can perhaps help you to improve upon next time
8 Aug 2012 1:57PM
hi phil, yes i have to be honest that it was cropped, that was due to fact when i went to muncaster castle i never took my 100-400 lens with me, and had to settle for my 24-105, i also shot with centre weighted and yes A1 servo, as i do for most flying images, i never use the iS function. i would always be grateful of any advice you can give me as im always willing to learn............regards........Alan
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 3:16PM
"What can be said that has already been said?" Still very much worthy of my humble vote, in all honest I would be somewhat chuffed if I had caught even the **** end of one of these delightful birds.

Regards Nathan

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