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The Owl
The Owl
JPBergin


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Challenge: Hidden Gem VI Mid-Term Quiz (Standard Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D7200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Shenandoah National Park, USA
Date: May 5, 2017
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 5600
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2017

I took this photo on a hiking trip to Shenandoah National Park. Shortly after this shot I watched him dive down, grab a small animal and fly off with it.

Because he was in the woods late in the day, the light was a bit challenging but I think it turned out ok. I was just happy to get to see him and photograph him.

Statistics
Place: 65 out of 102
Avg (all users): 5.5000
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4510
Avg (non-participants): 5.7273
Views since voting: 49
Views during voting: 110
Votes: 62
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0


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08/13/2017 02:23:29 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club! Wow, what a find and what a capture. Composition is decent for this shot, as with wildlife you never know when they're going to do something. There is a little bit of flatness to the whites, but seeing that you shot at such a high ISO I'd imagine you had some NR work to do. Glad that the owl was able to get themselves dinner after the shoot! All things considered you did get a pretty decent score, but had the owl been in flight (or about to launch) etc the score would have been much higher. Still an enviable capture and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Susan
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2017 02:09:07 AM
good natural history subject handled well very competant
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08/04/2017 02:57:36 PM
Great find. The pp'g seems heavy to me
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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