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Eagle Owl
Eagle Owl
morty


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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Scotland
Date: Apr 14, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2007

Thanks to every one that voted,this is a per/best score so i was delighted.
Two people give me a 2 score , I just dont get this,Ill just have to try harder, Thanks again. Morty

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Place: 136 out of 712
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Avg (commenters): 7.2250
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Views since voting: 1081
Views during voting: 595
Votes: 362
Comments: 45
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01/26/2007 11:57:24 AM
458959.jpg[img]Thanks to every one that voted,this is a per/best score so i was delighted.
Two people give me a 2 score , I just dont get this,Ill just have to try harder, Thanks again. Morty
Here is the original as a few voters were interested in the non desat version.This ones for skiprow.

Message edited by author 2007-01-26 12:08:48.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 11:37:17 PM
This is a very sharp photo of an owl (just curious, is an eagle owl and great horned owl the same thing, because I'm pretty sure this is a great horned owl?) The eye color doesn't work for me, though. 6.
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01/25/2007 11:27:06 AM
Beautiful!!! Love the eyes! Wonderful detail - nice capture!
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01/25/2007 03:58:16 AM
Nice tones. Not sure if the selective colour on the eyes was really necessary. Makes it look less natural.
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01/24/2007 10:18:03 PM
sorry, i don't like what you did with this. at all. just my opinion, but i think you wrecked a perfectly good image.
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01/24/2007 08:30:03 AM
I like the owl and the way the eyes are red.
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01/24/2007 08:10:24 AM
Lovely picture. Would be interesting to see the eyes slightly more subtle in a rich yellow or orange.
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01/22/2007 01:37:30 PM
I like the red eyes here. Crisp photo.
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01/21/2007 10:35:18 PM
Beautiful Owl 10
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01/19/2007 07:05:40 PM
Great texture on the feathers! The eyes are a little too freaky IHMO.
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01/19/2007 06:34:07 PM
HTis is a neat image, is it selective desat? good job!
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01/19/2007 03:07:47 PM
Love the tones, not sure about the eyes. I would prefer it in just B&W
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01/18/2007 12:57:59 PM
Evil Owl!!
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01/18/2007 12:21:20 PM
Exquisite detail!
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01/17/2007 10:25:39 AM
Great capture!!! The colors in the eye are captivating.
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01/17/2007 06:24:44 AM
brilliant !!! ... 10
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01/16/2007 03:38:42 PM
Wow, those are some eyes! Nice desat and dof.
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01/16/2007 12:13:51 AM
I like this re the image and textures of the owl, but not sure re the red eyes.....
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01/15/2007 07:01:37 PM
love this! very nice contrast!
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01/15/2007 06:34:51 PM
So wonderful is the b/w in this image that I think I would have preferred it entirely b/w. Incredible clarity and detail
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01/15/2007 06:04:20 PM
Nicely captured. Very sharp and crisp. Not a big fan of the processing and would have preferred to seen the entire image in colour. Good Luck.
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01/15/2007 02:25:02 PM
Nice fiery red eyes!
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01/15/2007 10:05:13 AM
Beautiful
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01/15/2007 04:49:42 AM
Whilst there's always a fun aspect to selective de-sat, I have to say I dislike almost all uses of the technique: it makes your image more about your processing than your photography. The sheer weirdness of the stand-out eyes in a black and white image immediately distracts from consideration of your capture of the subject.
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01/14/2007 09:44:17 PM
fantastic shot, nice selective colouring!
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01/13/2007 04:30:56 PM
I am not so sure I like the selective desaturation in this. I would love to see the colours of the owl. The photo is so clear and detailed but I think just leaving the eyes in colour takes it down a notch or two.
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01/13/2007 01:44:05 PM
A real Preditor and Contender
Love it !
And probably a WISE choice !
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01/13/2007 01:43:23 PM
Oh YES Great eyes,DOF and sharpness
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01/13/2007 09:13:58 AM
Great owl shot and the desat is done perfectly even if I don't like it. (It could be just that the eye colour seems wrong or there's not enough contrast in the rest of the image to balance the strong colour)
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01/13/2007 01:13:48 AM
this is stunning - amazing focus and choice of processing - awesome job!
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01/12/2007 11:34:47 PM
Striking image, sharp focus and detail
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01/12/2007 11:05:20 PM
WOW loving those eyes! 9
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01/12/2007 09:58:16 PM
wow, amazing detail and the colour of the eyes are powerful...a great crisp lens you got there...
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01/12/2007 09:45:43 PM
I like the red eyes.
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01/12/2007 09:23:13 PM
Eek - I don;t want to meet him on a dark night. I dont know if I like the coloring job here, it certainly is striking and those eyes are piercing. Maybe Mr Owl would look as fierce with his natural colors? or a toned down eye? Maybe i'm just too rightbrained for this. Technically it the flawless, sharp, perfect DOF, composition, compelling, I can't stop looking at him.
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01/12/2007 08:31:17 PM
love the detail
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01/12/2007 05:39:16 PM
Nice job. I love the eyes.
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01/12/2007 05:38:24 PM
wow love it. so clear 9
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01/12/2007 04:50:35 PM
Wonderful use of selective desat here. This is really spooky.
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01/12/2007 02:39:15 PM
I don't like the color in it's eyes - great detail and clarity but the red eyes really hurt the shot, IMO.
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01/12/2007 12:39:12 PM
Oh how I wish you had kept this in colour...
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01/12/2007 12:38:30 PM
Best: great animal
Worst: Desat really hurts this contender.
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01/12/2007 08:32:16 AM
Very impressive. Good luck in the challenge!
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01/12/2007 12:29:24 AM
Great contrast and detail. The eyes really give it a surreal look
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01/12/2007 12:29:21 AM
Great photo.
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