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    What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    I saw a pair of owls and decided to take some photos.
    While I was taking photos, this one looked at me intently.

    This is my first trial using RAW. C&C are welcome, as always.
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    What a impressive look!  ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Very Nice Antonio, a lovely shot.
    Well done.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    It's a gorgeous shot. Gotta love those eyes!

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    You can see the wisdom in those eyes Antonio. Lovely capture.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Very nice Antonio, stunning at 1:1 (i.e. viewed at 1500 x 1000 in Lytebox)

    Is this much of a crop? The quality implies not.

    Really the only issue I see is a bit of over exposure on the eye ridges, but we must remember the SX50 is still a small sensor camera, so that may well be where the limitation is.

    Not sure you can get this quality at 1000mm on a P510.

    Well done, very good start on RAW processing,

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    Amazing detail, Antonio. Nice processing. I agree with Dave about the exposure on the eye ridges.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Quote Originally Posted by JPS View Post
    Very Nice Antonio, a lovely shot.
    Well done.
    John,
    Thanks for viewing and for your encouraging words.
    All the best.
    Antonio.
    Last edited by Panama Hat & Camera; 5th July 2013 at 01:31 AM.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Quote Originally Posted by terrib View Post
    It's a gorgeous shot. Gotta love those eyes!
    Terri,
    Your comments are very important for me.
    Thank you very much.
    Antonio.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Nice capture. Love those yellow eyes.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    One word - WOW. Nah, make that 2 words - WOW + WOW.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    I like those yellow semi-circles at the bottom of the eyes. Makes it look like a schoolmaster peering over the top of his glasses at you.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Las miradas de tus ojos son tan sutiles,
    que penetran hasta el alma de quien lo mires.
    /.../
    No me mires a los ojos, porque no quiero,
    Que tu mirar penetrante me deje ciego...

    (Ojos malignos, Juan Pichardo)

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Beautiful Owl Antonio... it appears to be a Burrowing Owl. These little guys nest in a burrow in the ground. If you have Lightroom for post processing the slight over exposure Dave mentions can be corrected using the Adjustment Brush set to Burn (darken) to darken the exposure. Well done.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    You can see the wisdom in those eyes Antonio. Lovely capture.
    John,
    I agree with you. Those eyes show wisdom.
    Thanks for seeing and commenting.
    Antonio.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Very nice Antonio, stunning at 1:1 (i.e. viewed at 1500 x 1000 in Lytebox)
    Dave,
    Thank you very much! Your kind words make me happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Is this much of a crop? The quality implies not.
    The original photo has 4000 x 3000 pixels, the cropped version has 3099 x 2066 pixels. Then the crop factor is 1.29 and the final focal lenght is 1200 x 1,29 = 1548 mm FFE.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Really the only issue I see is a bit of over exposure on the eye ridges, but we must remember the SX50 is still a small sensor camera, so that may well be where the limitation is.
    You are right! I'll try fixing it with PP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Not sure you can get this quality at 1000mm on a P510.
    I think that the P510 would give similar results, but the image would be a little smaller (the final focal distance would be 1487 mm FFE). The disadvantage of P510 is the absence of RAW. But in the case of this photo the PP corrections are minimum.
    If you want to see a RAW photo taken with SX50 and really corrected by PP, please see The Moon @1200mm FFE. [There you can compare a photo taken with SX50 and one taken with a D800E with a 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 Zoom (@400mm)].

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Well done, very good start on RAW processing,
    I'm really trying to learn PP with RAW.
    Once more, thank you very much.
    Antonio.
    Last edited by Panama Hat & Camera; 4th July 2013 at 11:13 PM.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Very nice.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Curtis View Post
    Amazing detail, Antonio. Nice processing. I agree with Dave about the exposure on the eye ridges.
    Ken,
    You are right! I'll try fixing it with PP.
    Thanks for seeing and commenting.
    Antonio.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    Nice capture. Love those yellow eyes.
    Dan,
    Your comments are very important for me.
    Thank you very much.
    All the best,
    Antonio.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    One word - WOW. Nah, make that 2 words - WOW + WOW.
    Bobo,
    To receive one WOW from you is very good. To receive two WOWs from you is like a very good dream.

    Thank you very much for viewing and commenting.
    Antonio.

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    Re: What a impressive look! ... like an owl! (my first trial using RAW)

    Quote Originally Posted by FootLoose View Post
    I like those yellow semi-circles at the bottom of the eyes. Makes it look like a schoolmaster peering over the top of his glasses at you.
    Greg,
    LOL! You are right! The little owl looks a schoolmaster peering over the top of his glasses!

    Thank you very much for viewing and commenting.
    Antonio.

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