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Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Kemptville, Ontario
Date: Jan 21, 2006
Aperture: F5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 23 out of 261
Avg (all users): 6.6106
Avg (commenters): 7.3947
Avg (participants): 6.3158
Avg (non-participants): 6.7600
Views since voting: 2888
Views during voting: 447
Votes: 339
Comments: 44
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/13/2006 02:45:02 PM
Originally posted by shes_trouble:

...The E-500 does not take 3 different photos (unless you're using braketing) that would only under expose and over expose -/+3 the shots....


Oh. I knew I read 'something' about 3 versions .. never mind. You'll just have to go back and wait for him/her again. Lesson learned I guess - better to shoot in color and convert to b&w in pp - can't do the reverse. Thank you for the information/reply.
02/13/2006 01:05:12 PM
Hi Macro...

The E-500 does not take 3 different photos (unless you're using braketing) that would only under expose and over expose -/+3 the shots.

I wish it did that!
02/08/2006 04:04:30 PM
Originally posted by shes_trouble:

..... I had been out earlier in the day taking b&w's of the kids playing in the snow and truly did not have the time to do much more than a quick metering, then made sure I got atleast 1 photo of him before he flew off. So, it's originally taken in b&w - no fixing that ;P.....


Not sure on the E500, and may well be too late now (wiped memory card) - but, doesn't the camera take 3 versions of the same shot? - just wondering if one might be a color.. not sure.
02/07/2006 09:31:05 AM
Ahhh! Thanks to everyone for the comments and votes. I must tell you, embarrassingly enough... this photo was taken through the dirty windshield of my car. I first flew by him going aprox 90 km/hr. At first I thought it was a hawk because we have plenty of them around. When I passed by him I realized his face was flat and those stripes! AMAZING! So I had to litterally slam on the brakes and throw it into reverse to go back to him. As you can see, he was just as curious as I was!

I had been out earlier in the day taking b&w's of the kids playing in the snow and truly did not have the time to do much more than a quick metering, then made sure I got atleast 1 photo of him before he flew off. So, it's originally taken in b&w - no fixing that ;P

The catchlights in his eyes are from my headlights (LOL) it was dusk at this point. After shooting this photo I attempted to exit the car - but he flew away.

As for cropping... it works too. When I sent him out to my friends the next morning I did have the right side cropped. Being the rebel I am... I decided to throw out the rule of thirds for this one! He is, "the centre of attention"......

I'm completely hooked now... I MUST GET OUT AND FIND ANOTHER!

Thanks again =)
02/01/2006 02:39:18 PM
I disagree with the comment about this being too-centered. Where the owl is emphasizes the feeling of surprise implied by the title and the owl's expression. I don't think it would've worked if it had been anywhere else.

Lovely photo...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 09:16:01 PM
Oh! I really like this...the owl's stare really draws you in...I also like the fact that the owl is centered in the image...for me it works...this is just a really nice image.
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01/31/2006 06:33:55 PM
Too bad this is so centered. A different crop would have made for a more interesting image.
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01/31/2006 05:08:42 PM
9 - Very nice. Toning works well. Good composition. Criticism; mainly just wish the owl 'popped' more, but difficult, especially with the toning/contrast. Perhaps a more finely tuned crop on the right, not sure, works well as is. Up to 9 from 8.
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01/31/2006 08:21:08 AM
Very cool capture, getting this owl out in the open like this! Wonderful camouflage it has. Nice focus and clarity. Didn't oversharpen. Looks like a glint of light in the eyes...did you use fill-in flash? Just curious. Only nitpick is the centering of the subject but it's not costing you anything in scoring points from me. One of my top 3 picks.

Good luck in the challenge. ;^)
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01/30/2006 02:57:32 PM
great use of b/w. i might've cropped it a bit closer, but maybe that's just me. i like this pic a lot...
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01/30/2006 08:52:31 AM
Wonderful picture, Love the contrast and how there lines of the feathers seems to continue in the branches. Well Done!
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01/30/2006 08:45:25 AM
EXCELLENT! just one thing: the owl has less impact because he is too centered. good luck
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01/29/2006 01:36:56 PM
Beautiful Capture, love the monochrome simplicity
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01/29/2006 02:54:46 AM
STunning.. the black and white is great.. I might have tried a bit more play with the contrast.. just to make it pop a tad more..but stunning all the same :)
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01/28/2006 07:35:01 PM
Beautiful!..9
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01/28/2006 09:53:48 AM
Nice capture however the owl is a little too central.
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01/28/2006 08:17:06 AM
I am just ammazed how they can turn there heads around like that.....
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01/28/2006 01:18:37 AM
Wow, this is a superb capture. I shoot alot of bird shots and know these guys are hard to capture in a good shot. 9
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01/28/2006 12:36:59 AM
This looks nice in B & W.
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01/27/2006 11:03:30 PM
What a great capture...... I really love your choice of B&W - I wonder if a tighter crop wouldn't showcase the owl more.
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01/27/2006 10:53:25 PM
I love the starkness of him. Owls "wide eyed" expressions are priceless. I even like him being dead centered.
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01/27/2006 04:09:31 PM
I really like this, but I probably would have rated it higher with a tighter crop of the picture, and more of an offset to one side of the main character. 8
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01/26/2006 04:28:57 PM
Hypnotic eyes!
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01/26/2006 12:12:10 PM
I like it, but would prefer it in closer so the owl fills more of the frame.
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01/26/2006 03:52:28 AM
Lovely - and I particularly like the b & w treatment. The central comp is a bit of shame, cropping might have improved that. Nonetheless a great shot and I wish you good luck.
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01/25/2006 10:45:01 PM
Great B&W, or is it... :-)
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01/25/2006 08:49:39 PM
this would have been awesome if closer but I still like it
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01/25/2006 05:59:53 PM
Great clarity. It might be even stronger if the owl was off center instead of right in the middle. Like the B&W.
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01/25/2006 05:31:59 PM
Great capture! would like to see the two branches on the far righr cropped out
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01/25/2006 05:27:11 PM
a tighter crop is needed here
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01/25/2006 04:14:42 PM
well done
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01/25/2006 03:42:12 PM
man... I would love to have seen a close-up of this owl.
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01/25/2006 03:32:11 PM
Very cool picture. great shot.
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01/25/2006 02:27:23 PM
Nice shot. Would like to see it cropped a little tighter. Thanks for sharing.
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01/25/2006 11:27:42 AM
I would've liked this better if either the owl dominated (larger) the shot or it was recomposed so he wasn't the center of it. Very nice as it is but could've been better in my opinion.
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01/25/2006 10:54:37 AM
Beautifully photographed. The sharpness and the shallow DOF really help to set this off. The centered composition is not bad, I think mostly due to the erratic spread of limbs and branches that make up the remainder of the shot. I like the choice of B&W as well.
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01/25/2006 10:15:29 AM
Wonderful Great grey. One of the top in the challenge to me.
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01/25/2006 07:53:29 AM
i like it, and i love the title
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01/25/2006 06:05:58 AM
I would have liked to see a bit closer of a crop to show more detail of the owl and less of the trees.
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01/25/2006 05:04:09 AM
great shot...owls are wierd birds, aren't they :-) would have used the rule of thirds a bit better here as this almost looks in the centre and bothers me a tad, but wonderful shot you should be proud of it
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01/25/2006 03:26:15 AM
This is a nice looking shot. I think a tighter crop on the owl would make it better.
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01/25/2006 01:46:16 AM
Wow.. I started to put this on my wishlist but his eyes really creep me out, lol. :) Awesome image. One of the best. :)
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01/25/2006 01:22:33 AM
I like the centred composition. Great tones make for an excellent shot
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01/25/2006 01:04:50 AM
i would have off-center the subject and crop the image into a 640x640 square. a perfect candid moment. love it!
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