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Barn Owl in Flight

Barn Owl in Flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Mark Oxley (MojoUK) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-17 17:58
Viewed: 4925
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Barn Owl was one of the attractions on display at Paradise Wildlife Park, UK. Camera set to AV mode with the lens on it's widest setting of f5.6. Focus set to servo with just the centre focus point selected. A slight crop, some minor clone work to remove the jessie and level adjustment are the only PS work undertaken.

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Very nice shot Mark.
Like the colors and composition.
Good pov and BG.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-03-17 20:32]

Very Nice action shot Mark. I hope to be able to made a shot like. The composition are amazing, the sharpness very good and the coulors simply great. You shot is a one hundred point shot, But... I put'it in my favarite. Very Very Well Done

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-03-17 20:50]

Very nice shot!
Excellent composition with great POV,
perfect exposure and very sharp image.
Well done!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-17 21:37]

Bonjour Mark!

Excellente prise,le contraste Bg et sujet est excellent. Félicitations pour le bel éclairage qui fait bien ressortir les détails du plumage et les belles couleurs.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-03-18 2:56]

Mark bonjour, excellent shot with superb colors and good timing and composition too. Very well done, congratulations Didier.

Very nice, at this size it looks sharp where it matters, subject is well isolated from background, a good pose... works for me.

Perfect focus, well done Mark!!!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2006-03-18 8:45]

Magnificent capture and composition.
Very well done.

Hi Mark, Great capture, of this barn owl. The colors, BG, details, excellent, Grat work. TFS, Kyle

Hi Mark,
Excellent in-flight shot on this Barn Owl. The composition and framing look great. He stands out well against the darker OOF backround. Well done!

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  • derco Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 24] (273)
  • [2006-03-18 11:25]

Hello Mark.

Very good photo. Congratulations .




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  • Hoos Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 20] (111)
  • [2006-03-19 0:31]

Nice shot! nice animal! nice photo!!!

I love this POV and composition, it's majestic!
You show great photographic ability in this shot. It's crisp, interesting and well timed.

Hi Mark, I'm in awe of photos like these, wish I could achieve them. I see that I've been using similar settings but cannot get the same results. You did a masterful job with this and should be proud of it. Very nicely done :)

Bonjour Mark, very interesting note! And a very succesfull picture. Congratualtions!

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