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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Long Eared Owl

He looks very perturbed at me for taking his picture, but he always looks like that.
I think.
It was quite dark high up in that tree with lots of shadow and little sunlight. I was quite impressed on how my photo program was able to bring out his features so well under the very bad conditions.
Technology can be your friend at times.

Here is the original image.

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20 comments:

  1. he is AWESOME! his face and ears look like a butterfly! :) i'm sure he would not be impressed by my comparison.

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  2. хорошая фотография! Красивая и мудрая сова!

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  3. Well done and a great sighting. I love the owls.

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  4. Great image and nicely processed.

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  5. You run into the best critters! Nice job with the editing too.

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  6. Great bird, you must have a keen eye! Genius job on the post processing, you show great restraint with those powerful tools. Cheers! ;-)WBW

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  7. Great editing, and a great bird.
    That's quite a stare he's got ;-)

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  8. You're so lucky!
    Beautiful owl. ;-)

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  9. Wonderful shot. Do you mind sharing what program you're using and a few of the steps to bring out the owl. Was it simple brightening, or more complicated. I'm asking because there's not a lot of digital noise.

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  10. WOW, what an Owl! Very nice capture!

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  11. A great capture of a stunning owl.
    You did well to spot it never mind capture an image...well done.

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  12. What a beautiful owl! You did a great job editing to bring him out of the shadows!

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  13. Great photo of the owl. You and your camera did a good job!

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  14. Good eye to find him up there, and a great job with the photo. Lightened up, his features are very well defined. He does look a bit perturbed, but I find that owls are often that way!

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  15. it does look dark up there in that tree. you did an amazing job capturing him though. what a face. so this guy is your neighbor? what fun! I love how you edited this photo.

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  16. Wonderful photos and he does look peeved..... :). I did the collage in Picasa, a free program that is very easy to use.

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  17. Really cool shot of such a fascinating bird! I have yet to see one of these in the wild.

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  18. Awesome shot! I hope to encounter one someday.

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