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Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
patio127


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Quechee VT
Date: Dec 28, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2007

taken at a sanctuary for previously injured or "humanized" birds of prey.
PP: adjustment layer for levels, decrease high-lights, dup. layer hard light @ 72%, clone out bars in BG, sharpen,re-size, neat image, save

Post Challenge: This owl was in a cage and the softness in the feathes are the bars criss-crossing. I appreciate the comments and critique.

Statistics
Place: 225 out of 429
Avg (all users): 5.4882
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 5.4336
Avg (non-participants): 5.5965
Views since voting: 743
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 170
Comments: 12
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2008 06:54:35 PM
I'm sure I don't want my cat meeting him on a dark night. He's gorgeous! Looks like there's a bit of motion blur that you tried to fix with sharpening, but the rest is great.
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01/06/2008 05:17:46 AM
not quite sharp enough for me.
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01/05/2008 09:49:20 PM
He/she is absolutely beautiful.
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01/05/2008 10:42:09 AM
Like to have been able to see the detail in the feathers.
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01/05/2008 10:31:28 AM
Nice owl portrait. These guys have cat's eyes kind of don't they?
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01/04/2008 11:05:03 PM
Perhaps just a bit too bright and my eyes keep getting pulled to the background by the vertical lines. I like the eyes the best.
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01/03/2008 10:12:33 AM
Beautiful snowy December study.
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01/02/2008 09:54:46 AM
Nice contrast. Could be a little sharper.
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01/02/2008 06:55:26 AM
The eyes look a little bit unsharp
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01/01/2008 09:49:54 PM
This looks like it was over-sharpened to try to rescue a picture that wasn't sharp.
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01/01/2008 09:43:30 PM
eye's not that sharp.
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01/01/2008 05:54:05 PM
Good focus. too much contrast, no feather detail in the whites.
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