Meanwhile, in the field... :)

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Marcus Antonius
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Meanwhile, in the field... :)
Mar 25, 2012

How was your day?

Happy shootin'

Marcus

p.s. and oh yea, please don't "steal" this image and claim you shot it with your recently aquired 5dIII

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A real hoot,
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In reply to Marcus Antonius, Mar 25, 2012

I'd be interested in hearing more about how you got this shot, including any relevant technical details on equipment and PP.

Great image.
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In reply to chironNYC, Mar 25, 2012

fantastic shot!! Surely you didn't use a Canon.
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That's beautiful! N/T
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Stone13 wrote:

fantastic shot!! Surely you didn't use a Canon.

I don't know the owl has some banding on it.

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beautiful shot. I would be happy just to see such a thing let alone get to shoot it (with my camera of course).

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Beautiful image, wall worthy.
In reply to Marcus Antonius, Mar 25, 2012

Marcus Antonius wrote:

How was your day?

Happy shootin'

Marcus

p.s. and oh yea, please don't "steal" this image and claim you shot it with your recently aquired 5dIII

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Stone13 wrote:

fantastic shot!! Surely you didn't use a Canon.

He used lots of Skill!

Great shot

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Re: amazing detail with these news sensors...
In reply to Marcus Antonius, Mar 25, 2012

Just kidding!

Seriously, amazing picture; thanks for sharing.
Regards!

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Sweet! Love the intensity. Thanks. -iwbs

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That is one hell of a nice photo.
In reply to Marcus Antonius, Mar 25, 2012

Nicely done.

Would you mind telling us more about it? Zoom, ISO, shutter, aperture, etc.?

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In reply to DocS, Mar 25, 2012

Lovely. Short Eareds have been my main subjects this winter and on my local patch too. Great birds to watch and photograph which have given me some great memories.

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In reply to Marcus Antonius, Mar 25, 2012

lovely image.

I had four of these owls taking off from the ground today, less than 20 meters away from me. What an experience.

Erland

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In reply to Marcus Antonius, Mar 26, 2012

Thanks for your comments.

For the question about equipment and settings used.

Camera Model: "The late" 5dII
Lens: 500 F4 L I
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter speed: 1/320
Focus point(s): Center
Light meter: Spot

PP in LR
Hilights pulled down a bit due to the backlight from the sun.

Color correction to bring out some more blue (due to the low sun, the reds start to take over)

PP in PS
USM to bring out the feather detail a bit
Final re-composition (cut off some uninteresting weeds of the right and bottom)

Aside from the above, skill, luck & being there.

Thanks for looking.

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Marcus Antonius wrote:

Thanks for your comments.

For the question about equipment and settings used.

Camera Model: "The late" 5dII
Lens: 500 F4 L I
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter speed: 1/320
Focus point(s): Center
Light meter: Spot

PP in LR
Hilights pulled down a bit due to the backlight from the sun.

Color correction to bring out some more blue (due to the low sun, the reds start to take over)

PP in PS
USM to bring out the feather detail a bit
Final re-composition (cut off some uninteresting weeds of the right and bottom)

Aside from the above, skill, luck & being there.

Thanks for looking.

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Many thanks for the info much appreciated.

It truly is a superb shot.

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In reply to Marcus Antonius, Mar 26, 2012

Great shot - thanks for sharing. Being very picky I don't like the bokeh of the foreground grass - its a bit distracting - but this isn't your fault.

Really awesome capture - I love the composition with some of its surroundings - its not just a bird filling the frame.

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In reply to jambalawa, Mar 26, 2012

Hi Jambalawa,

I could have wished for a better foreground too, but i hate to give any subject little space. To me, putting a bird, car, airplane, or whatever full frame without "air" around it (as i call it) does not tell anything about the subject.

So yes, the foreground could have been better, but cutting it off entirely removes more than just distracting weeds.

Thanks,

Marcus

jambalawa wrote:

Great shot - thanks for sharing. Being very picky I don't like the bokeh of the foreground grass - its a bit distracting - but this isn't your fault.

Really awesome capture - I love the composition with some of its surroundings - its not just a bird filling the frame.

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In reply to Marcus Antonius, Mar 26, 2012

Hi Marcus,
fantastic shot!

Would you mind divulging some more secrets to a real novice birder?

Was that using a tripod and in a hide?

How did the owl come to be there?

Did it fly off as soon as you took the shot?

Getting close seems to be the biggest problem with birding!

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Marcus Antonius wrote:

Thanks for your comments.

For the question about equipment and settings used.

Camera Model: "The late" 5dII
Lens: 500 F4 L I
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter speed: 1/320
Focus point(s): Center
Light meter: Spot

PP in LR
Hilights pulled down a bit due to the backlight from the sun.

Color correction to bring out some more blue (due to the low sun, the reds start to take over)

PP in PS
USM to bring out the feather detail a bit
Final re-composition (cut off some uninteresting weeds of the right and bottom)

Aside from the above, skill, luck & being there.

Thanks for looking.

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Thanks for the info. Great image, fun to look at.

How did you get the shot itself. Where were you shooting from? How long did it take you to get this image? Tell more of the story.
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