Barred Owl

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  1. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks for looking.​
     
  2. matt-l

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    Beauty of a first shot! Beautiful looking owl, Nice work!!
     
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    had a look at all you posted and I am going to say this is the best shot of the lot! :)
    Looks like your whole day was one of the 2 zoo curses - in your case you got the curse of sunnyday (the other is overcast day). Makes whites and highlights a real pain to work with it does!

    Anyway I really like this shot - clean up the background on the right a bit (boost contrast, increase shadows - make it black) and I think it near perfect! I do like the lowkey background, the sad look of the bird and the angle he is holding his head at!
     
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    They are both good shots, but to me the first one superb! The lighting in both is great. Good job!
     
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    Awesome i really like how the light is done in this one.
     
  6. kundalini

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    Thanks Matt. Much appreciated comments.

    Cheers Overread. I'll play with the owl a little more. The other shots..... well, you understand. I tried.

    Thank so much TwoRails. The zoo staff were ever so helpful with the lighting. :lol: It was inside a building with nocturnals.

    Thanks keybq. Yeah, I had to bump the ISO up to 1600 for these shots. Still pretty pleased with the outcome.
     
  7. The Empress

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    love the first shot, his/her eyes are so piercing lol
     
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    I agree with the others, the first one is great!!
     
  9. sabbath999

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    I saw one of these a week or so ago... I was out riding my bike, and it was hidden in the trees, however I could see the outline really well. I stopped and looked at it for a bit, wishing I had a camera, and then it flew off right over me... LOVELY bird, was shocked to see it out in the daytime.
     
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    I love the first shot
     
  11. kundalini

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    Thanks Empress, pierrotweller, sabbath and TC. Your kind words are encouraging.
     
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    Both are nice shots but the first one is awesome man...Well done!!
     

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