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Long-eared Owl, a dream wish
Posted By: ToXiQ, 02-25-2008, 12:22 PM

Hello All,

It was some time ago I posted something but here I am

Last weekend I found a Long-eared Owl rest place. In one tree where sitting arround 15 of these great birds. It is difficult to get them completely free but this is what I got and I am very pleased with it. Today I had lots of sun and a blue sky.






regards Walter
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02-26-2008, 04:52 AM   #16
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Beautiful shots in deed. Always admiring your work

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Beautiful shots, I love the colours. Beautiful birds too, I'd love to get a good owl shot. Congrats!
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WOW. Did I say WOW? Well these are great shots. Beautiful colours and nicely composed. The last one is too cool! He's giving you that "ok you got your shots, now take a hike buddy, look. I'd have that one framed.
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All I ever see in the trees around me are crows. Very cool. Nice shots. welcome back

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QuoteOriginally posted by cardinal43 Quote
Great shots, Walter. Just curious, but in picture #3, there is an area just below the beak (sort of the "neck" area) that looks a bit unfocused whereas the rest of the picture seems very clear. Any idea why that happens? Not a critique at all, i am a newbie and just curious.
Tom, this is just a guess on my part but it looks like it's something extremely out of focus in front of the owl at that point which (since it's the same tone as the owl) is making it appear unfocused. You can see other branches doing the same thing at the edges of that shot and in the other two as well.

As Walter said, "It's difficult to get them completely free" -- everything likes to rest somewhat protected!

[Edit:] Oh, and: gorgeous, gorgeous shots.

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Walter,
Great shot! You are really making that 500 sing. I have found that owls of all kinds are generally very hard to get close enough to photograph them even with a long lens--you did great.
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Hello Tom,

I didn't noticed it and after looking very close I think the same as amateur6. You can't have everything

regards Walter

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Wow, what great looking owl and great looking images. Please don't stay away too long next time.
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Those are just unreal, you lucky guy.
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I like the 2nd one, what lens?
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Wow. As always, nicely done. You're pictures are always so tack sharp.

Good job!

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