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    Could have been better if not for the severe back-lighting. How to deal with such situations? I tried everything from under-exposing to over-exposing but nothing seemed to work quite right.

    May try to make another trip before leaving next week.

    Went there especially for the 3 owlets but none seen.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeojZ...feature=relmfu

    The family nests in a really HUGE, HUGE tree. Could not get a pic of its entirety but this vid shows it off pretty well.
    http://www.rtbot.net/play.php?id=Khwli4UUmd0

    1. Ahhhh, those pesky photographers again. How boring...
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    2. Might as well take a nap
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    3. All nice and safe it seems
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    4. ZZZZzzzzzzzz
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    Re: Asian Barred Owl

    Nice sequence you have put together :-)
    Silly question but isn't bracketing what we are supposed to do here?

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    Yes, knew ahead of time that there would be severe backlighting, even said bracketing to the friends with me, and ended up not listening to myself. hehe.

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    That's a shame getting so nice and close and not the result you know you could. [Not sure which smiley indicates sympathy]

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    Hehe, no mistakes = no experience = not able to do better.
    Next time will be more disciplined.

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    Re: Asian Barred Owl

    Tried fixing the background in #1.

    Opinion please.

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    Well done Bobo on capturing the owl in the first place and not a bad effort under the conditions.
    Personally I still prefer 1, to me 1a seems a bit "flat"!!

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    Thanks Clive, yes 1a does look flat now that I see if a couple of hours later.

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    Nice catch Bobo. For #3, I would try severe crop so the branch end up crossing the pic from corner to corner and do vignetting to darken the edges. That would be the easy first thing I would try, with a bit more contrast, +dark.

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    Thanks Louise. I will try that but perhaps instead of trying to fix it may be better to go back and reshoot.

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    Sorry Bobo, I did not realise you were still in Asia. What a tree, it ate the house! Now I understand the strange upward perspective. A strong flash is the only thing I can think off in this situation.

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    I look forward to seeing what you come up with the second go around, but I did enjoy viewing these Bobo.

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    Re: Asian Barred Owl

    Yes still there. Leaving next Wednesday.

    That is one super tree, it is not the biggest banyan I have seen but the first one where it has eaten a house.

    Donald would love it.

    Thanks for the flash suggestion.

    Thanks Paul.

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