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    Barred Owls and Owlet...

    I had the oppurtunity to photograph these in March, but post processed recently. It was the second year the Owls used this dead tree stump to nest in. The images were taken after spending several hours on two days observing the dead tree waiting for something to happen. The nest site was about 125 feet from the nature trail used as a photography site, no closer vantage point was possible because the nesting site was across a former canal filled with water.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    I said it when you posted the first pics back then and will say it again - WOW! Slight pity that the eyes are in the shade.

    Owls are really great subjects. Those lanterns they carry around are just awesome.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    Thanks Bobo...Roger that regarding the shade. The forest canopy above and around the dead tree prevented most sunlight from reaching the nest area. Most were shot at ISO 1600 because of the deep shade. I had to clean up the noise, and brighten and warm them in post processing.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    A pretty good job all considering.

    1600 is'nt all bad, actually I think the noise cleans up better then with 800. But we are conditioned to think low ISO.

    If the dynamic range is not big 1600 gives far more flexibility but the exposure has to be spot on or we get into trouble.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    Very nice...worth your time and effort.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    Nicely done Joe.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    Quote Originally Posted by CNelson View Post
    Very nice...worth your time and effort.

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    Thanks Chuck, I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Nicely done Joe.
    Thanks Paul, keep shooting.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    I really like the action in #3 Joe! Nice set.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    That must have been hard to get a good shot in difficult lighting conditions but a great series of photo's.
    Nice work Joe. Three is my pick
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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    These images are lovely... nicely done.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    Quote Originally Posted by CNelson View Post
    Very nice...worth your time and effort.

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    Thanks Chuck, I appreciate you taking time to look and comment.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    I really like the action in #3 Joe! Nice set.
    Thanks Paul, keep shooting my friend.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    That must have been hard to get a good shot in difficult lighting conditions but a great series of photo's.
    Nice work Joe. Three is my pick
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    Thanks Greg, the Owl most times was on the shading side of the dead tree making more work in post processing. I like #3 also, I have a couple others of the Owl in flight from the same series. Thanks for viewing and commenting.

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    Re: Barred Owls and Owlet...

    Quote Originally Posted by Momo View Post
    These images are lovely... nicely done.
    Thanks Darren, your viewing and commenting is appreciated.

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