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Old Oct 21, 2003, 12:35 AM   #1
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I thought I posted this, but I guess not!


My dad called me up and said a barred owl was up in a tree over their car. I took about 70 pictures of him in about 2 hours. This one is from the ground. You can tell by his beak that he just ate. He actually coughed up a pellet while we were watching. I got some pictures of it, but they were a bit blocked by the leaves. I might post one of those later.
I don't remember all the stats on this, so these are guesses:

Camera: Canon 10D, 100-400L @400, 550EX flash ISO 100
Photoshop: crop, levels, contrast (just a bit) and sharpen (did very little, actually.)

I didn't fix the redeye because the last time I did that it was a real hassle. I might post something about that in a different area here. The catch light was slightly pink which made it hard to fix.

As always, any and all comments welcome. The only thing I dislike is the leaf covering the left side of his head. The bottom leaves (IMO) add to the shot.

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Old Oct 21, 2003, 2:40 AM   #2
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Nice shot Eric.

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I didn't fix the redeye because the last time I did that it was a real hassle. I might post something about that in a different area here. The catch light was slightly pink which made it hard to fix.
I've had some succes with the dodgetool regarding red eyes. You should try it.
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Old Oct 21, 2003, 3:15 AM   #3
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Wow, nice shot.

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Old Oct 21, 2003, 7:01 AM   #4
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Very nice work Eric. I certainly don't mind the bright eye spots, to my mind they almost emphasise the sharpness.
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Old Oct 21, 2003, 11:22 AM   #5
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Wonderful shot!
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 6:54 PM   #6
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I think the shot is great with leaves and all. Looks like you did a great job of capturing in a difficult situation.
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I agree with all above. Great shot and such a majestic bird. I didn't even notice the red eye. Bet if you used red-eye reduction with PSP or Photo, he/she/it wouldn't look as good.

Maybe he had a good night on the town last night.
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Old Nov 8, 2003, 12:37 PM   #8
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Very nice catch, looks like you've been busy!!
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Thank you all for the nice comments. I have been fairly busy, having fun taking lots of pictures. I'm almost hoping for a snowy winter so I can get the time to edit them all... Almost, I think I dislike shoveling more than editing!

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