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the barn owl
the barn owl
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Location: Wings of Hope, Livingston, LA
Date: Oct 10, 2009
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2009

raw tools

Photoshop:
NiK Software's Color Efex tonal contrast, crop, NiK's sharpen pro, crop, vibrance, Color Efex tonal contrast, scale to 720px, brightness-contrast, layer mask with brightness contrast on sublayer to brighten background, save for web


This barn owl is a resident of Wings of Hope. His name is Barney. He has a bad wing and cannot be released back in to the wild. Now he is used for educational events to make more people aware of these beautiful animals. If you would like to learn more about Wings of Hope please check out their website.

This was a studio shot with a softbox for lighting.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.9721
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.8372
Avg (non-participants): 7.3200
Views since voting: 2314
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 179
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/09/2009 02:10:26 AM
Amazing shot Brian! The lighting is fantastic. Congrats on a new PB.
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11/08/2009 11:51:20 AM
I was one of your 10s..this was one of the best shots of the bunch to me!

CONGRATS on Top 10!
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11/08/2009 04:30:39 AM
I am out of superlatives for this shot!!! congrats on the Top10. this is just brilliant. Was the owl shot in the studio ?

Message edited by author 2009-11-08 04:33:57.
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11/08/2009 01:17:33 AM
Great shot Brian. Congrats on the top 10!
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11/08/2009 12:26:54 AM
This is beautiful, congrats on the top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 10:47:34 AM
love owls. i don't have access to such creatures. enjoy the opportunities!
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11/06/2009 11:39:57 PM
oh what an interesting hmmmmm.... what do you call it..... creature, bird, owl.... I love the whites.
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11/06/2009 05:35:16 PM
This is one that stopped me in my tracks - stunning focus.
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11/06/2009 05:29:59 PM
Magnificent.
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11/06/2009 04:19:12 PM
amazing capture...10
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11/04/2009 11:41:32 PM
what a beautiful bird. very well shot.
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11/04/2009 10:38:51 PM
My favorite photo of this challenge.
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11/02/2009 11:23:22 PM
Great detail and the white on white is a stunning effect.
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11/02/2009 07:35:17 PM
OMG! How wonderful to see this beautiful barn owl this close and this clear. Great shot.
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11/02/2009 08:20:28 AM
stupendous shot !!! How did you capture this shot ? The details are magnificent. I would have loved to see the entire barn owl , wings and all. my 1st 10
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11/01/2009 12:58:30 PM
I've seen so many of these owl shots over the years that I have gotten tired of them. This one however, is fantastic. I like the white background that contrasts so well with the bird. Nice job.
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11/01/2009 11:18:00 AM
(No vote, just a comment) Nice details
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11/01/2009 10:27:32 AM
Such odd faces they have (they probably think that about us, too). Like eyeballs on a pillow ;-) Very cool shot!
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11/01/2009 07:51:30 AM
Oh my, how did you get this shot? Beautiful, and focus spot on!
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11/01/2009 03:35:14 AM
Wonderful photography. I am not crazy about the crop but rest is real good
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11/01/2009 01:09:01 AM
Awesome creature!
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11/01/2009 12:59:20 AM
WOW .. this is an amazing shot .. its such an unusual looking bird with that nearly heart shaped face .. wonderful details .. i'm not voting yet but wanted to comment on this great image anyway .. :)
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