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Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl

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Challenge: Free Study 2016-11 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Nikon D5500
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Date: Nov 27, 2016
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2016

I had to rub my eyes a few times after spotting this beast in a tree. I'm glad I looked up, at the right time and place. A once in a lifetime find. Especially in NYC.

Place: 43 out of 78
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12/08/2016 11:37:20 AM
Hello from the critique club

A very appealing image that contributes well to the challenge

What an unexpected find for you in the middle of the city, no wonder you were surprised, I assume these are not naturally resident in such a built up area could it be an escaped tamed bird, perhaps a local falconer’s escapee? Anyway, you have managed to get plenty of detail into the birds plumage as a result of significant overexposure, I would say in fact a little too much. The blown whites of the background sky are dominating the image to the extent that it actually makes me feeling like squinting my eyes to counteract the sheer brightness. The owl itself lacks contrast again through this significant overexposure, I feel it all needs pulling back to ease off the effect but obviously the blown sky will remain the same regardless. To summarise well done for looking up and finding this lovely bird, shame about the exposure...
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12/07/2016 07:52:39 PM
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12/07/2016 07:17:30 PM
I'd love to see one let alone photograph one!
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