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Photo Information
Copyright: Kurt Popovich (KurtPop) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 285 W: 51 N: 342] (1059)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-25
Categories: Nature, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: CANON EOS60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-08 11:29
Viewed: 1684
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot of a Eurasian Eagle Owl at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. This was taken during a bird show, "Flights of Wonder." Different types of birds from all around the world are seen flying around on an outdoor stage. Some of the birds even fly low over the audience heads.

PP Work
My PP work included cropping the image significantly (as the owl was perched on someones hand), and increasing the vibrancy structure using NIK Viveza and finally sharpening the image in NIK Sharpener Pro 3.0

For those of you who celebrate Easter, have a blessed Easter!

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Hi Kurt,
WoW! great caught of view of this Eurasian Eagle owl,
great details and sharp presentation.
amazing colors, contrast and light at his plumage,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-08 11:36]

Hi Kurt.

A very impressive Eagle, and such a size too, presented very well for us. You show much detail, especially the clear eyes and colourasion and pattern to the feathers. The eyes are so hypnotic. Very well done Kurt. TFS

Stv :0))

Happy Easter to you.

What a lovely shot with amazing focus on the eyes of this cute owl, Kurt!

Great details and nice sharpness with well clarity and contrast against a well blurred BG.
The colors are natural and exposure is very well handled.
Nice work!

Happy Easter!

Kind regards,

Boa noite Kurt,

Excellent shot with great timing and light.
Clear and very neat image.

The owl look so sad! Nicely captured though with good details. Nice framing and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-08 13:37]

Hi Kurt,
A fine capture of this owl from such an attractive frontal POV. Good details in its plumage and face features. Stunning eyes and a razor sharp beak. A nice pose from behalf of the bird of prey. Good lighting!
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-04-09 12:09]

Very original owl, excellent photo with great eye contact, nice details and colours

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2012-04-09 12:46]

Hi Kurt,

Very nice portrait Eagle, I like very much the texture of the plumage.
Great détails and sharpness, the perfect light and the very good focus.
Splendid job, TFS.
My best regards.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-04-09 13:38]

Hi Kurt, I like the focus on the eyes of teh Eurasian Eagle Owl. Color and focus are great. POV good and the Light and exposure management are good. TFS

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-04-09 18:00]

A wonderfully unique expression captured here with very sharp details and vivid color. The POV and your effective crop places the maximum focus on the owl without distraction. Nice front fill lighting almost looks like you used a fill flash even though you did not.
Nicely Done

HI Kurt..nice focus and exposure. Your owl looks a little drunk to me. I like the shot. Well done.


Olá Kurt,
It seems angry and upset for having to open its nice eyes.
Great shot you took to show us this bird so special. Fine composition.

Hello Kurt,

Ha! Ha! What really interested look amazing :)
Her dress of feathers is of great beauty.
Natural tones are of rare excellence.
My compliments for this unique presentation,
Very well done.


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