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Old 04-20-2009   #1
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Got this one this past Saturday at Francis Beidler Forest in Harleyville, SC. The bird was most cooperative. I do not like the stick running up the left side of the owl but this is the best shot I have to date of this species. Maybe I will have better luck next time out.

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Old 04-20-2009   #2
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I like it, Butch. The twigs, branches and trunk all combine to place him in his element rather than on a provided perch in a zoo, somewhere.

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Nice shot. I know what you mean about the twig, but as Roger said, it places it in it's element. Have you tried to clone it out?

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Great image, they typically don't hang around long enough to get.

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Beautiful bird and great capture! The twig doesn't bother me at all, as I am drawn towards its eyes and beak. Wonderfully done!
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Hi Butch: I think I have seen a grand total of two owls out during the daylight hours where I am from (Wisconsin), so for me, this would be a great capture, regardless of a twig! Well done.
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wow great shot we were canoeing down the wekiva river the other day came to a dark corner and by the bank there was an owl sitting there; of course as the wife brought the camera up he flew off. great capture, and i agree that the sticks and back ground add to the effect that it is not a zoo pic.
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Butch,

Do you have PhotoShop? If so, open the image, click on <image>, <adjustments>, <exposure>. Set the exposure to 1.28 and see if you like the brighter image. If you don't have PhotoShop, open the image and adjust your levels just a bit to bring out the mid-tones. Also, boost the saturation just a little to make it pop. Just suggestions. Love the image.


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