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Challenge: New Year's Resolution II (Classic Editing)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Olympus E-20P
Location: The Baltimore Zoo
Date: Jan 3, 2004
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2004

an injured Screech Owl at the Baltimore Zoo. He was being put back into his cage by the attendent. I asked if I could take a picture. I got one chance. This was it. The original image is of the whole owl. I cropped in to accent the eyes. I did no color adjustments. Just slightly sharpened the image.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 169
Avg (all users): 7.1319
Avg (commenters): 8.4848
Avg (participants): 7.1563
Avg (non-participants): 7.1151
Views since voting: 4715
Votes: 235
Comments: 55
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/19/2005 12:20:31 AM
I like this one too...
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02/05/2005 11:20:29 AM
Stunning close-up! You can see every feather and its details. Nice light and colors too. Congrats!
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01/20/2004 08:54:53 AM
Congrats... once again! :-)

And Ursula... you're right... we did make a nice "yellow" trio up there! :-)

Message edited by author 2004-01-20 08:57:08.
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01/20/2004 08:39:34 AM
Congratulations again! I feel sorry for Mario, and I'm sad that the stack of three icy, wintery pictures from the Ottawa/Gatineua/Montreal area is gone from the front page, but this is a well deserved ribbon. I'm glad you got it back.

Ursula
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01/20/2004 08:25:12 AM
I would like to thank Langdon and the entire site council for going to the trouble of helping to validate my entry. I truly appreciate their willingness to be open to listening and making a decision that was based on sound circumstantial evidence and documented proof. I also appreciate all of the support that many of the members of DPC gave to me. As I stated, it wasn't the ribbon that was important. Mario, I am sorry that you were impacted by this. I read your remark about not caring about the ribbon as long as the contest was fair. I feel that was a very honorable thing to say. The bottom line is that we are all here for fun and to learn, but it is important to follow the rules. Again, I am sorry for all the trouble this caused. I hope that nobody was offended by anything that was said or by the outcome.
01/20/2004 08:04:11 AM
well, after all this excitement i do hope that you will visit this little owl again and see if he is feeling any better... how about it?
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01/20/2004 07:24:21 AM
Glad to see that you were re-instated. Way to make a stand! Congrats on your ribbon. Keep up the good work

Message edited by author 2004-01-20 22:30:17.
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01/19/2004 11:28:43 PM
Welcome back to your rightful place. Congrats on your victory. My ribbon was nice while it lasted, but I'm glad your back. Well done. It's a great shot!

Mario
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01/16/2004 07:28:27 AM
This was one of my favorites in this challenge. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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01/15/2004 01:24:01 AM
Congrats Larry, this is a wonderful pic!
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01/14/2004 02:02:57 PM
Thanks to everyone for your great comments and critiques. I really appreciate the time you take to give me your input. I considered this a very lucky capture. Normally it takes me many, many takes to get one I like. Maybe I should keep my eyes closed more often when I shoot!:) Thanks again, Larry
01/14/2004 08:15:33 AM
Wow, lucky you! I love the detail in the feathers by his eyes. Great shot! Congrats.
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01/14/2004 07:51:30 AM
Awesome shot, especially considering the condition. Great work and congrats on the ribbon!!
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01/14/2004 12:36:49 AM
Congrats, great shot, especially under the time pressure. Well deserved ribbon.
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01/14/2004 12:28:46 AM
well deserved ribbon!

I love this shot
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01/14/2004 12:05:07 AM
Congratulations! Very nice work.
I love the sharpness in this photo
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2004 03:32:13 PM
good!I like it!
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01/13/2004 02:05:59 PM
Good job on focus.
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01/13/2004 01:29:11 PM
Great photo and nice detail.
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01/13/2004 11:52:01 AM
nice capture! excellent shot, good technique.
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01/11/2004 02:55:13 PM
A foolish and impossible resolution :-), but a refreshingly simple and straightforward portrait of Einstein.

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01/11/2004 11:12:43 AM
Absolutely amazing. Superb detail. A wonderful image. To be honest I cant really find a flaw.
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01/11/2004 08:32:35 AM
Wow!! it's so clear!! The colours are also wonderful. And it's a fact... He seems wiser than the average of us!!! 10
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01/11/2004 08:13:34 AM
Good lighting.
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01/10/2004 03:47:43 PM
this is really good, 10!
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01/10/2004 02:39:45 AM
Wow! what a superb shot
How did you get that close
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01/09/2004 09:35:20 AM
Nice Screech owl
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01/09/2004 07:06:05 AM
We've always taken the owl as a symbol of "wiseness" and you've used it nicely to illustrate your NYR. Nice and sharp where it should be and DOF was used "wisely" here.
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01/08/2004 10:23:18 PM
Nice capture! i like the focus of this shot.
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01/08/2004 06:20:24 PM
brilliant. i love the own\'s deep look. My favourite photo of this challange for sure. I wish you the best and hope you win.
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01/08/2004 01:50:50 PM
Nicely relevant to the Challenge title. Surprisingly, the out-of-focus parts fail to direct my eye to the in-focus parts. Instead, they draw me to the edges. Hopefully, it's just me!
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01/08/2004 01:29:37 PM
Terrific photo - especially sharpness of the eyes, nice resolution, too!
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01/08/2004 11:30:50 AM
An extraordinary photo! Great job!
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01/08/2004 09:10:19 AM
I do know those eyes and nose ... who you are :)
Very good picture ! 9
Lot of wise choises to you on 2004!
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01/08/2004 08:51:14 AM
Great detail and color. Those eyes are mesmerizing.
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01/08/2004 08:18:21 AM
nearly excellent owl shot. All it needs is eye contact - number one rule.
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01/08/2004 01:31:11 AM
Awesome
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01/07/2004 10:17:08 PM
Magnificent shot! Crisp focus, facinating eyes and color. A potential ribbon!
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01/07/2004 08:25:44 PM
Great catch!
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01/07/2004 07:18:24 PM
What detail and color! Focus on the eyes is great and I love how you've seperated this owl's from it's surroundings. I also like the way you've made the connection to the challenge theme. Original and well done! Good luck.
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01/07/2004 04:00:24 PM
I ´m sure you do.Lovely.
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01/07/2004 03:47:42 PM
Great color and excellent dof. Very nice job!
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01/07/2004 01:57:33 PM
Excellent study (JS?). Very clear detail, although I feel that the DOF is just slightly too shallow towards the back of the head - but that's nit-picking and awesome capture. I adore that intent stare and the rich colours. [9]
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01/07/2004 01:37:39 PM
Beautiful clarity!
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01/07/2004 12:30:01 PM
Fantastic closeup! I love it!
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01/07/2004 12:14:25 PM
Great close-up. Wonderful color, lighting and framing. Should do well.
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01/07/2004 11:45:11 AM
My favorite for this challenge. Exceptional clarity and detail. Nice colors also.
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01/07/2004 10:59:27 AM
Nice, how did you get this shot?
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01/07/2004 09:33:24 AM
My first WOW on this challenge. Gorgeous macro. 10
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01/07/2004 09:30:22 AM
Superb. Simply superb 10.
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01/07/2004 08:32:03 AM
great visual impact.....very crisp and sharp!
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01/07/2004 08:31:39 AM
My mouth just hit the floor. This is amazing. I love EVERYTHING about this photo. The light is PERFECT. The eyes are so alive. VERY well done !!!! = 10
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01/07/2004 06:07:59 AM
O'wl get some glasses this year...
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01/07/2004 02:55:54 AM
This is gorgeous- it's so crisp and that bird is staring straight at you. I love it! Hope it wins- 10!
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01/07/2004 12:40:59 AM
Intense look on his face. Sure glad I'm not a mouse. Love the colors of his feathers. Your lens [focus] is wonderful, I can see each feather. Nice shooting. Compliments only.
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