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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G, 67 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Marshy Point Nature Center [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-17 13:15
Viewed: 1201
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My wife and I went to the Marshy Point Nature Center this morning, where they’re celebrating the upcoming Earth Day with their spring festival. There were a lot of things to see and do (especially for the children), and one of the most interesting was this owl. As we strolled around I was switching the camera between aperture priority and shutter priority, and forgot to switch back to shutter priority that I had set up for action shots. Still, a few of the owl/action shots turned out well.

Shot in RAW, cropped and applied USM. Color and lighting seemed fine.

Thanks for viewing.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2010-04-17 13:59]

Hello Werner,
Wonderful work, I likes the colors and the structure of the photography. Excellent of sharpnes and good light.
Best regards.

Wish beautiful weekend

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  • karl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 66 N: 62] (986)
  • [2010-04-17 14:23]

i have mixed feelings with thsi picture, in a way lighting and focus of the bird are simply marvelous, but I feel the background is competing with the image, coz is a little distracting

Hi Werner:

Beautiful shot of this magnificent owl.
Very nice details and colors.


Another dandy Werner!! You absolutely nailed the focus on the bird and gloved hand .. fantastic sharp detail. The bit of movement visible in the wings is a good bonus IMO. Really nice exposure, and perfect timing.
Good job :)

Hi, Werner. Nice capture of this beautiful Owl from a good POV with good exposure, colors and sharpness. I like the eye. Owls are usually seen in my area at dusk and very difficult to spot among the trees. Cheers and TFS.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-04-17 17:28]


Fantstique atterrissage de cet oiseu chez sont maître, le beau gant, le mouvement de l'oiseau, grandisoe compo.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Jonela Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 429 W: 1 N: 457] (3470)
  • [2010-04-17 20:08]

Hi Werner,

I like the pov it shows the owl from a totally different angle the details are very sharp and the colours are good tfs.


Hi Werner,
WoW! wanderful portrait of this owl,
Beautiful colors and light,
Excellent POV. and details.
very well done..
Have a nice weeken..

Hello Werner!
what a great shot is this. wow lovely.


Bonjour Werner

Très belle prise de vue avec d'excellents détails!!
La posture est vraiment majestueuse!!
Bravo et merci!

Hello my friend,

Nice composition.
As you already wrote and you know that the shutter speed is not good.
But the focus, light and colors are excellent.

Warm greetings and best wishes,

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-04-18 1:45]

Hello Werner,what a wonderful moment you captured perfectly, very well timed. The background is ok for me, because it is so and one can not change it.
Regards Rose

Hola Werner
Fantastica imagen de este buho con las alas abiertas excelente nitidez y texturas ,buen encuadre y luz , una composicion muy bien realizada , felicidades
Buen trabajo
Buen fin de semana

another excellent bird shot my friend well timed a nice details with a natural background
tfs regards bryan

WoW beautiful photos i like this bird.
Very nice details and composition.
Regards Zoran

Hi Werner,

What a great capture you're presenting us.
Superb profile of this owl, i like it.

Great sharp details with well managed light.
The colors are very nice and the shallow DoF BG is good.
A nice PoV. Congrats and TFS.

Have a nice sunday,

Hi Werner,
This great shot.
I love the POV you chose. I also had the opportunity to see such a contest once. Very interesting.
Have a good day,

P.S. What happens with Dennis? I wrote an email on his birthday and no response. Pictures ... are removed. Greetings from my side.

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-04-18 9:06]

Nice shot Werner! The details in the bird are just fantastic and the exposure is spot on. Well done!


Hi Werner,
A fine capture of this beautiful bird. Like the blurred background which enhances the owl really good. Sharpness is spot on even like the natural colours. The eye is a prominent part of the picture. A fine composition too. Great job my friend.

Hi Werner ,
A wonderful image with great sharpness and details of this beautiful features of this eagle/hawk?good lighting and nice framing,well captured and I hope you enjoyed the trip with your wife my friend.
Best Regards
I hope my critique doesn't change into comment.

Hi Werner,

I must mention that the thumbnail doesn't do justice.
Though the focus on the owl is razor-sharp, but the subject is somehow disappearing in the busy BG.

My personal feeling is that the contrast could be better by opting for a different surroundings. I understand that sometimes we don't get what we want.

Kind regards,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-04-19 23:06]

Hi Werner !
Nice portrait of this owl catched while it's opening its wings. Superb details of the plumage and an excellent light.
I agree the comment of Karl about the B/G. However a lovely composition.
Ciao! Vanda
P.S. Thanks for your visit and comment

Hi Werner..nice shot...well composed..nice details...well done.


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