Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 16, 2009, 8:04 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 380
Default

First time I have seen a Snowy Owl in my area.
Attached Images
 
dwssas is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 16, 2009, 10:48 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,052
Default

Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird. By the way, it looks like you have a bit of dust on your sensor (time for the air blower) - it's easy to clone out the two spots and it would make a big difference with what is an outstanding shot!
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2009, 10:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Wingman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hebron, Kentucky (northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati):KCVG
Posts: 4,319
Default

Great shot...beautiful subject and color composition. I think the bit of snow on the post adds a nice touch...goes with the subject of a Snowy Owl! I noticed the bit of dust as well...follow Mtgal's advice.

I have yet to see an owl in the wild...I always figure they are hard to locate in the daytime based on their nocturnal nature. Of course the day I see one, I probably would not have my camera handy!
Wingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2009, 11:19 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
bilybianca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hassleholm, Sweden
Posts: 3,435
Default

Cool! In a double sense. As jelpee says, the snow on the pole puts the owl in context.

Kjell
bilybianca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2009, 2:26 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 380
Default

Thank you for the tip on the dirty sensor. Its never been cleaned before. I thought it was a flaw on my computer screen. Live and learn.
dwssas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2009, 3:07 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,052
Default

Definitely not! The good thing is that it's very easy to deal with - much easier than the computer screen. Get a hand air blower (I have the Giotto Rocket Blower and like it very much) and blow some air on the sensor. As far as your awesome picture, what software do you use? In Photoshop and Elements, there's a tool that looks like a bandaid. Use that to cover the two spots and the dust spots will disappear. 2 seconds and you won't even know the dust was ever there.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2009, 6:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 380
Default

Mtngal. I use Picasa to edit my photos. I have tried many other programs and have come to the conclusion that I am not into post processing. Picasa suits my needs even though I know with a little extra work the pics could be better. However I know where you are comming from and you are absolutly correct. Once again I thank you for the comments and suggestions.
dwssas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2009, 6:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Goldwinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Posts: 6,515
Default

Nice Shot
GW:bye:
Goldwinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2009, 10:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Trojansoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 3,723
Default

mtngal wrote:
Quote:
Definitely not! The good thing is that it's very easy to deal with - much easier than the computer screen. Get a hand air blower (I have the Giotto Rocket Blower and like it very much) and blow some air on the sensor. As far as your awesome picture, what software do you use? In Photoshop and Elements, there's a tool that looks like a bandaid. Use that to cover the two spots and the dust spots will disappear. 2 seconds and you won't even know the dust was ever there.
So that's what the little bandaid icon is for! :idea:

Really beautiful pic of a sensational bird.

Paul
Trojansoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2009, 10:14 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
snostorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Chicago Suburb, IL, USA
Posts: 2,770
Default

Hi dwssas,

I've never seen any owl in the wild. . . not that I haven't looked.:?: Do you live in a relatively rural area?

A very nicely done shot, especially in what looks like pretty bright sunlight!

One more thing to add to Harriet's tip on blowing the sensor clean. Be careful not to touch the sensor with the blower tip and keep the camera pointed down while blowing so it's more likely that the dust will drop out, rather than falling back down on the sensor or staying in the light box where it could become a problem again.

Scott
snostorm is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:11 AM.