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Attentive Owl
Attentive Owl

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Challenge: Free Study 2016-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Location: Eaton County, Mi.
Date: Feb 27, 2016
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2016

First time I have captured a decent Owl shot. I think this is a Barred owl. The bright sun helped with my fairly slow 200-500mm lens. Surprised how close I could get to the owl... taken from my truck window.

Place: 4 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.7667
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 6.7692
Avg (non-participants): 6.7619
Views since voting: 862
Views during voting: 94
Votes: 60
Comments: 6
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03/09/2016 12:45:00 PM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that contributes well to the free study challenge

The eyes have it! That's where the immediate impact of your excellent shot stems from. There is lovely colour and detail throughout your shot, against the mainly soft focus background which whilst not to your best advantage reveals that it has been shot in its natural surroundings. I like the lighting around the head in particular and whilst its not rim lighting it is nearly equally as effective, the top and side of the head are very nicely illuminated.

A lovely entry that has been well received, well done Drake
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03/08/2016 03:55:16 PM
Even HE looks surprised, LOL!

'grats on the HM
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03/08/2016 08:45:50 AM
This is a great shot!
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03/08/2016 12:07:00 AM
Great find and shot, its a Short Eared Owl, and a mighty nice one at that!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2016 11:27:12 AM
Cool shot - love the eyes
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03/02/2016 05:01:26 PM
7 from me.
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