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20 Jun 2008 6:40PM
stunning. beautifully captured of this cutie

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KBan Plus
11 495 4 England
20 Jun 2008 6:43PM
looks fine to me
Amazing Lee, i think this is your best yet owl photo not that im an expert i just know what i like lol
imander Plus
9 388 7 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 6:45PM
wow, really a stunning capture, love the sharpness of the eyes, my only niggle is the small out of focus piece of tree at the very bottom of the picture, maybe a little higher crop?
20 Jun 2008 6:47PM
love the composition! Fab capture too.
Great capture, love that stare. Agree with ian about that bit of tree, a little distracting.
webjam Plus
12 292 11 Netherlands
20 Jun 2008 6:54PM
Cropping would be a bit too much, maybe cloning it away? The bird is captured very well!
proz 12 205 United States
20 Jun 2008 6:59PM
This is a cracker Lee!
20 Jun 2008 7:07PM
A beautiful shot well caught
piccy Plus
10 8 Wales
20 Jun 2008 7:16PM
Nice eyes.
Love it, great shot. Tracey
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
20 Jun 2008 7:26PM
Super capture, criticism is 2 fold you spelt folks wrong and now you have got this spot on for detail and framing get out and find a wild one
WelshKiwi Plus
9 3.2k 2 Wales
20 Jun 2008 7:30PM
Thanks Everyone.

I was in two minds re the cropping of the stump, I already took a bit off and also a bit off the left handside as well as I thought it was a bit too much green.

Thanks Richard re my spelling, Ive ammended it Smile

Lee Smile
20 Jun 2008 7:39PM
The Owl is pin sharp and it is hard to look away from it's eye's!!...Smile


Gezina Plus
10 3 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 7:44PM
Good eye contact amazing detail and if it was wild worth 100's of votes. Ina
20 Jun 2008 8:03PM
Lovely capture.
20 Jun 2008 8:05PM
One more to a deserved rc.
csurry Plus
14 9.2k 92
20 Jun 2008 8:13PM
Not sure what anyone else has said, but looks a tad on the red/magenta side on the colouring of the owl.

Normally this post works quite well, so it's not your fault that the bird decided to squish itself down out of the wind.

You've executed the background well. Possibly more distracting at the smaller size, but I'd be tempted to crop the slightly darker very upper portion of the frame as it drags the eye to the top where there is nothing to see.

Probably are other things I coud say, but it's been a long day!

However, I like it enough to click Wink
20 Jun 2008 8:15PM
great shot, better than the prev one and that was nice too, not that fussed about the out of focus bit or the "dark part" at the top as my attention is drawn to the eyes, framings good, how did you do it in the end?? the only things id say would be the left hand side looks a little bare, so maybe a crop to reduce the empty space and in your settings , would look better with a darker epz frame as oposed to the white one in your upload settings, you can change that after you uploaded, ive done it a few times, other than that . nice colours and good contrast and sharpness. heres your RC , G
WelshKiwi Plus
9 3.2k 2 Wales
20 Jun 2008 8:23PM
Thanks Everyone.

Thanks for the comments again Cheryl and thanks to you as well Grainge, I did the framing your way incidently, thanks for the writtern instructions in a PM.

Much appreciated and Im grateful for all your comments.

Have a great weekend.

Lee Smile
RobinF 10 83 1 England
20 Jun 2008 9:19PM
Lovely shot, agree it could be cropped on the left a little....but still fabulous!
- Robin
20 Jun 2008 9:35PM
Good effort Lee, and your conversion's are getting better. Keep it up and you can do all mine as well LOL ......
Seriously though, i do think you are improving.
User_Removed 10 19 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 10:25PM
lovely shot...
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
20 Jun 2008 10:37PM
Love those eyes Lee.Excellent portrait.
cameracat Plus
13 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
20 Jun 2008 10:38PM
Awesome, Just plain awesome.......Attitude like no other......Smile
User_Removed 13 16 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 10:40PM
20 Jun 2008 11:41PM
Great shot, super detail.

newy17 Plus
11 273 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 7:00PM
Bl...y Hell lol this is Fantastic lee your best by a mile conrats on your progress see its easy lol,oh and god cheryls hard to please lol..
WelshKiwi Plus
9 3.2k 2 Wales
21 Jun 2008 7:06PM
LOL Cheryl and Banditman (Eifion) both. Wink But I love em both Wink

Thanks Everyone, Im overwhelmed by all the support and interest in this one. Smile
22 Jun 2008 5:46PM
outstanding shot..
a great shot those eyes just seem to stare at you.
10 Jul 2008 12:18PM
Brilliant shot, love the eye contact.
SFd Plus
9 10 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2008 8:34AM
Dont usually look at bird shots but I really like this one!

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