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Owl Portrait
Owl Portrait

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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
Location: Country sports fair, Frampton on Severn, Glos, UK
Date: Sep 11, 2005
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160th
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

Taken at a country sports fair at Frampton on Severn, Glos, UK. I could get quite close to this bird and took several shots. This is the closest crop I took, but I quite liked the angle so went with it.

PS autolevels and some USM. Spot edited a slight flaw in the eye and darkened the pupil.

Place: 171 out of 284
Avg (all users): 5.1107
Avg (commenters): 6.0909
Avg (participants): 5.0282
Avg (non-participants): 5.1859
Views since voting: 676
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 298
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 12:31:35 PM
Fine lighting and detail -- well-done.
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09/17/2005 04:42:24 AM
Nice sharp shot, and I like the composition, but would really like to be able to see even the tiniest bit of the iris of the other eye - just being able to see that bit of orange feels a bit odd. The color in the eyes looks a bit oversaturated, but I'm not taking anything away from the shot for that because, of course, it's entirely possible that it is actually the exact color!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2005 11:52:17 AM
This photo is very nice but you will propably get chrassed for not using a person....
Would have placed good in the bird challenge
09/14/2005 08:10:33 PM
Great eyes!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2005 12:31:42 PM
Very well done. My guess is some will mark you down because this isn't a person. I hope not.
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09/12/2005 09:11:57 PM
If the flash wasn't quite so harsh, I would have scored this higher. Very cool closeup though. I like the orange of the eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2005 02:57:08 PM
I would have liked to see both eyes rather than just a part of the other eye. Nice clarity and color.
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09/12/2005 01:12:02 PM
Very good photo, but didn't feel it was in the spirit of the challenge. Felt like it would be unfare to others to give the score it probably deserved IMO.
09/12/2005 09:49:20 AM
Wow, this is a stunning shot! The eyes almost glow! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2005 09:18:52 AM
There is a harsh flash kick in the owl's eyesand his beak reflection. A flash diffuser would've improved that "harsh" look.

Otherwise a VERY cool portrait of "whooo whooo".
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2005 12:40:05 AM
I really like the ideal of staying with human subject for portraits, however just because I dont want to stare at the same genre of subjects the whole challenge Im not gonna hold it against ya. B+. GL.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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