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    Great Grey Owl

    Great Grey Owl
    _DSC0627 by Soo J, on Flickr

    Great Grey Owl
    fly copy by Soo J, on Flickr

    I know I can't capture birds as spectacularly as some of you folks, but I was so excited to see this owl, that I just had to share it. From what I have been told, the great grey owl has a range that is a lot further to the north, but a long winter and persistent snow cover have brought them "down south". C and C is very welcome!

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    Re: Great Grey Owl

    Kudos, great captures! Normally I'd be interested in a tighter crop of the first image, but your setting is so attractive and complementary (gorgeous trees) that I'd be loathe to lose much of it. Perhaps crop just enough off both sides to eliminate the sky lateral to the trees to allow the trees to completely frame the bird. (I hope that was intelligible )

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    Re: Great Grey Owl

    Susan,
    I liked very much your photos.
    Please inform the EXIF data.
    Antonio.

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    Re: Great Grey Owl

    Hi there Antonio. Thank you for the comment. The EXIF data for Number 1 was Nikon D3100, 55-300 mm DX lens, focal length of 240mm, I F13, SO 400, SS at 1/1000

    For Number 2, I used the same lens with same focal length, F10

    Thanks Kevin for the "intelligent advice". I will trying shaving a bit off each side. My next goal is to sneak up on him so I won't have to crop so severely!

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    Re: Great Grey Owl

    I can see why you were excited. That's a really cool capture. I've not seen an owl in the wild during the day. I agree with Kevin about the interest in #1. I also wouldn't crop much.

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    Re: Great Grey Owl

    Nice job. Both pictures are really nice. Crop slightly and frame them!

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    Re: Great Grey Owl

    Excellent captures.

    Perhaps consider lightening up the face a bit in #2.

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    Good work Susan. Nice images of a wonderful bird. The eyes in the first are haunting and to catch the owl in flight in the second... I am jealous of your opportunity.

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    Re: Great Grey Owl

    I wish I could capture them like you did. Very very great job!

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