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Wise Old Owl
Wise Old Owl
Sonifo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Wyoming
Date: Sep 30, 2004
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2004

Taken out of town about 20 miles. He was in the window of a very old house (maybe 100 years old) watching my son and I look around the property. There was two of them but the first one flew off as soon as I start getting a little closer to the house.
Taken with the 85-200mm lens.
Used curves and added softeness and than added sharpeness on the owl.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 160
Avg (all users): 7.2462
Avg (commenters): 8.5143
Avg (participants): 6.9406
Avg (non-participants): 7.5612
Views since voting: 3027
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 199
Comments: 52
Favorites: 15 (view)


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01/04/2006 02:32:11 AM
WOW, that's a cool shot!
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07/14/2005 02:29:56 PM
What a nice shot. I love the contradiction between the natural and manmade. It looks like he was posing for you.
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03/19/2005 10:53:37 PM
My absolute favorite animal...what a perfect setting for him :)

Beth
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01/08/2005 10:54:50 AM
Beautiful photo!
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10/11/2004 06:50:53 PM
Congratulations...this is such and awesome shot!
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10/11/2004 04:49:12 PM
Thanks folks for all the wonderful comments. I wish I got a better shot so I could get a print.
10/11/2004 04:48:33 PM
Originally posted by Imagineer:

"Taken out of town about 20 miles"? That's a great zoom you've got! : )

Great image, well spotted.


LOL
10/11/2004 02:48:37 PM
"Taken out of town about 20 miles"? That's a great zoom you've got! : )

Great image, well spotted.
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10/11/2004 01:06:27 AM
Very cool shot! I wonder how it would look in sepia, the tone would fit with the window frame and the mood of the image...

:)
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10/11/2004 12:46:41 AM
Extremely cool find!!!!!
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10/11/2004 12:40:38 AM
Congrats, Sonja!!!!!!! This is such a cool shot! Way to go! :o)
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10/11/2004 12:27:03 AM
I really expected this to ribbon.
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10/11/2004 12:10:16 AM
Congratulations on your top 5 placing!! I love this image!! Good job!
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10/11/2004 12:07:49 AM
Sonja: you do have a fantastic eye. Congratulations on your 5th placing. This is not only a photograph, it is a piece of art work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2004 09:50:34 PM
Like the colors and the negative space. Great photo.
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10/10/2004 06:48:43 PM
What a great shot!
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10/09/2004 11:45:09 PM
Lovely, and perfectly framed
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10/09/2004 07:15:38 AM
The composition here is amazing. The long narrow window draws the viewer's attention right to the owl. To me it needs to be a bit brighter. Fill flash maybe or a little bit of sunlight, just something to brighten it up a bit. 9
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10/09/2004 05:09:47 AM
Love this shot. The way cracks and plaster show and the age of the wood, coupled with your titled addage make this one of my favorites.
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10/09/2004 01:22:55 AM
I really like this. Love the negative space in the window.
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10/08/2004 11:19:15 PM
One of my favorites in the challenge. I love the look on the owl's face. Some of the old buildings around here have owls in them but I've never been able to get a picture of one. Great job!
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10/08/2004 10:43:27 PM
I love this shot......I don't give out 10's very often...but this gets one...just awesome
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10/08/2004 06:47:00 PM
Love this shot. Composition is perfect for me, everything works together wonderfully.
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10/07/2004 11:14:41 PM
I love this image. I almost expect Harry Potter to appear in the background. I keep coming back to this picture. It's great!! Good luck in the challenge!!
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10/07/2004 10:52:36 PM
I like your choice of crop here.
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10/06/2004 11:43:51 PM
simply beautiful. would like the image more if it wasn't so tightly cropped on the bottom. one of my top picks for the challenge.
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10/06/2004 09:31:28 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge. If it had been just a bit sharper on the owl, I would have rated even higer. Nice job.
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10/06/2004 01:32:10 PM
I like this composition.
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10/06/2004 11:35:04 AM
You've proven it again, the most simple images are often the most effective. Great composition and exposure. The only small thing, out of your control, is the white streaks on the window sill. Great job destined for to be in the top 10 in my opinion.
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10/06/2004 10:43:19 AM
Going in my favorites. Nice to see some wise use of simplicity in this challenge. 10
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10/05/2004 10:35:26 PM
The owl is really too small in the frame, unfortunately, for a wildlife shot. The composition is interesating, though.
10/05/2004 10:19:25 PM
I love this image! Well done!
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10/05/2004 09:52:37 PM
Who?
Who?
Who?

I know who! ;-)

Nice capture of a wild animal in a rural setting. On my screen this image appears to be a little flat. Maybe a slight sharpen and a little more contrast. The black in the window appears dark gray instead of black. I like how the bird is looking right at me as if he's wondering why I'm looking back at him. Wonderful capture. -danny
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10/05/2004 07:01:16 PM
Wow!! What a shot to come across! Very beautiful, I love the textures of the window sill and the wall and the composition of the shot is wonderful. Very well done!
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10/05/2004 06:39:24 PM
Everything in balance... except the owl. No shadow detal at all. Image is flatish in composition.... I LOVE IT! THe black off sets the owl, the details in the window frame (black on black) and the details in the stucco too. Great range of capture and incredible composition. In a nut shell... simple, elegent and would make a great 20x30! Great work... Congrats!
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10/05/2004 01:00:18 PM
I fell in love with this shot... and gave it a ten!
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10/05/2004 08:30:04 AM
Nice composition
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10/04/2004 10:12:13 PM
Don't know how you found this fellow in this setting but it sure is a great place for him to be. Makes an elegant composition. More than just an animal portrait.
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10/04/2004 07:28:45 PM
Very nice! Best one I have seen in this challenge! You should do well.
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10/04/2004 06:00:20 PM
Wonderful. I am a big fan of these style of pictures. The wall almost looks like a mat.
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10/04/2004 04:11:10 PM
Really interesting photograph. Definitely has the look of framed wall art. I love it.
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10/04/2004 04:07:02 PM
Good compozition. Would have tried in BW or sepia cuz colors doesnt give much impression.
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10/04/2004 02:24:36 PM
great composition..!
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10/04/2004 01:41:23 PM
Great shot. Love the composition, wonderful frame. Like how the gray wall and owl colors work together
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10/04/2004 01:15:47 PM
I really like this photo. The wall and window have character and the subject is depicted perfectly.

One of my favorites of the challenge. -10-
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10/04/2004 12:04:09 PM
I think we have a winner.
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10/04/2004 11:30:30 AM
Great shot. Wonderful composition!
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10/04/2004 11:27:00 AM
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Message edited by author 2005-07-12 08:24:29.
10/04/2004 09:42:47 AM
This is awesome composition. :)
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10/04/2004 12:54:32 AM
I love the rustic feel of this image... great work :)
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10/04/2004 12:42:27 AM
You could have used this for the framing challenge too, nice shot
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10/04/2004 12:09:04 AM
Nicely framed and set shot. 8
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