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Centered Composition, Low Key, Shallow DOF
Centered Composition, Low Key, Shallow DOF

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Challenge: Three Techniques (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Wings of Hope, Livingston, LA
Date: Oct 20, 2009
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/250 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2009


Photoshop and NiK plugins:
Silver Efex, Color Efex Pro Tonal Contrast, smart sharpen, shadow & highlight, layer mask to isolate owl, brightness-contrast, vibrance, Dfine on whole image, scale to 720px, Dfine on branch below owl, brightness-contrast (to darken) branch below owl, save for web

[Nov. 1st, 2009 07:48:58 PM]

This barred owl is a Wing of Hope success story. This fella and one just like him were released at dusk, and I was there to snap this shot of him as he looked back one last time before disappearing into the sunset. If you would like to learn more about Wings of Hope please check out their website.

Place: 34 out of 140
Avg (all users): 6.2979
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.2037
Avg (non-participants): 6.3563
Views since voting: 1571
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 141
Comments: 8
Favorites: 4 (view)

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11/02/2009 10:51:11 AM
This was one of my 10's. So happy to see you got a posthumous award for it!!
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11/02/2009 08:24:14 AM
I gave you a 10.. this is so wonderful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2009 08:31:13 PM
LOVE this!!
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11/01/2009 06:15:19 PM
Three Techniques - Wildness, Paralysis, Ecstasy


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11/01/2009 10:54:14 AM
Great capture of the wise ole owl...Changing composition might have added some adventure to the photograph.
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10/27/2009 01:33:28 PM
excellent shot...but I'm not sure about the shallow DOF...wouldn't this be Deep DOF? As your subject is far from you...just asking...
10/27/2009 07:07:21 AM
Stellar capture!.....8
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10/26/2009 12:10:17 PM
great use of centered compo, like the toning and plumage tints matches well with foliage.
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