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I did not expect to find this guy.
I did not expect to find this guy.
jimsapp


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Unexpected Find (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD Tele-Macro for Canon
Location: Bear creek lake park, Lakewood CO
Date: Jun 3, 2006
Aperture: f-8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2006

A barn owl up close. Adjusted levels, contrast, cropped and sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.9478
Avg (commenters): 8.2308
Avg (participants): 6.7833
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 2593
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 249
Comments: 33
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/29/2006 07:36:57 PM
What a beautiful creature!!! Excellent photography! :)
06/18/2006 01:29:20 AM
Lovely and hypnotic expert capture. Congratulations on your 4th place finish.
06/15/2006 03:21:16 PM
Cogratulations on the 4th place! Beautiful shot!
06/15/2006 05:54:19 AM
I really wanted this one to win so much, as I love it..... Amazing color, clarity and wonderful textures..... I am now adding it to my favorites..... I agree with Sandy, that this is just "Awesome"....

Message edited by author 2006-06-15 05:58:23.
06/15/2006 05:27:42 AM
Nice DOF. Nice shot. Congrats on 4th place.
06/14/2006 02:55:20 PM
Oh I LOVE this bird! And he is photograhed about as fantastic as I've ever seen a bird photo! CONGRATULATIONS! This is AWESOME!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2006 04:42:40 PM
Beautiful!
06/13/2006 11:36:47 AM
Nice work technically speaking, love the clarity and sharpness. However, just gave this a 6 as I don´t really think it hit´s the challenge dead on without the title but like I said, well done on the techicals.
06/13/2006 07:42:52 AM
nice face 9
06/12/2006 03:39:59 PM
Nice detail!
06/12/2006 12:30:27 PM
Lovely texture and beautiful expressive eyes.. and the brown is gorgeous. though the portrait looks good for this pic..I think it would have looked nice if it were cropped a bit further out..
06/12/2006 06:10:13 AM
Outstanding!! 10!! And a ribbon.
06/11/2006 05:17:03 PM
WOW, what incredible detail! This is really an amazing catch. I hope you are very proud of this - you deserve to be! I love those spots and those downy feathers in its face. 10!
06/11/2006 09:05:16 AM
Great picture, the feathers are so detailed.
06/10/2006 10:08:36 PM
10
06/10/2006 07:16:23 PM
well done! 10
06/10/2006 10:34:06 AM
ALMOST flawless. such an awesome capture! i know this was basic editing so you were stuck but i wish it didnt have that red spot above the head on the upper right side. 9
06/09/2006 11:24:56 PM
beautiful
06/09/2006 08:57:46 PM
What a beautiful bird, nice capture.
06/09/2006 06:45:34 PM
Incredible shot of an incredible barn owl... they've got to be the prettiest owl there is.
06/09/2006 05:34:20 PM
Very nice! Bump Up!
06/09/2006 12:33:43 PM
aha
sweet shot!
10
06/08/2006 08:54:56 PM
awesone looking animal, 7
06/08/2006 04:05:07 PM
Beautiful
06/08/2006 12:51:04 PM
Wonderful close up, I'd be estatic if I found this!
06/08/2006 11:17:39 AM
Scary stuff! I like the lighting.
06/08/2006 01:58:07 AM
Absolutely cute!
06/07/2006 10:29:58 PM
That is a true Unexpected Find!
06/07/2006 12:15:19 PM
This should do well. Good focus great shot. A little more creativety on the title would have made this a 10.
06/07/2006 07:36:57 AM
Now this is what I have been waiting for.....I love this image of an owl, and the textures of the feathers, are just great..... A "10" from me.....
06/07/2006 01:30:12 AM
1-2 Meets Challenge - 2
1-3 Technical Merit - 3
1-3 Creativity - 2
1-2 Extra Credit - 1
Final Score - 8
06/07/2006 01:10:52 AM
Beautiful... Great detailed capture.
06/07/2006 12:54:27 AM
nice


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