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Challenge: Free Study 2010-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM for Canon
Location: Houston Zoo
Date: May 8, 2010
Aperture: /5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2010

A Screech Owl at the Houston Zoo.

All done in Aperture
- Sharpen in RAW
- Used preset Auto Enhance
- Increased detail in shadows so you could see the reflection in the eyes
- Exported to CS5 for unsharp mask before uploading.

Statistics
Place: 201 out of 380
Avg (all users): 5.5714
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 5.5905
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 467
Views during voting: 213
Votes: 133
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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06/13/2010 04:33:55 PM
For those that were wondering. This was taken at the Houston Zoo. The trainer had the bird out and was talking to us about her. There was a dull green building behind the bird (have some shots with that background and maybe I should have entered one of them) but I noticed this bright green metal bar could be used as the background. I like the green background but I can understand how others would not.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2010 06:35:18 AM
cool owl with pretty good details - but the background is not working for me at all - it appears to have been painted as if in photoshop
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06/01/2010 11:41:57 PM
I like the detail of the owl, but I do not like the green in the background at all. It looks very unnatural.
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06/01/2010 09:33:21 PM
I like how the owl is placed in the left hand side of the image, really uses the negative space well. The background feels unnatural to me, more like a green screen than the outdoors.
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06/01/2010 04:46:02 PM
wow,, cool bird,, great focus,, crystal clear,,,,,,,, but green background ?? is this taken in zoo ?
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06/01/2010 04:08:50 PM
great portrait!!! :)
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06/01/2010 12:07:03 AM
You from my town?
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