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What's That Noise?



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People's Choice in Bird Addict Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Composing With Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest
Peer Award
Superb Composition
Saadets_art1 MichaelMorse kathyk_abq KenyaJaxon mikeduplessis OlgaReytor Krussbach +45
Absolute Masterpiece
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Top Choice
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Magnificent Capture
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All Star
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Superior Skill
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Outstanding Creativity
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Genius
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Virtuoso
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Top ClassTM

Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol6Top 10 class
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol6Top 10 class week 1
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class
The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
Composing With Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Composing With Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class week 2
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 10 class
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
12 Comments | Report
Daisy00 Premium
 
Daisy00 August 02, 2015
Amazing details!
amazinggg
 
amazinggg November 17, 2015
Very neat!
1964moose
 
1964moose December 06, 2015
Great image
kasper PRO
 
kasper January 30, 2016
Composition, details, colors, everything just perfect. Wonderful shot.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden June 29, 2018
Congratulations on your Challenge Award!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 29, 2018
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 29, 2018
Fabulous image!!! Congrats on your people's choice award!
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography June 29, 2018
Congratulations!
michellegallardocroley PRO
 
michellegallardocroley June 29, 2018
Congratulations!
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy June 30, 2018
What a crazy good portrait ! Congrats on your winning !
stewartmac
 
stewartmac October 16, 2018
The Owl without the Pussycat, purrfection
Saadets_art1 PRO
 
Saadets_art1 December 20, 2018
beautiful shot! Congrats!

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Behind The Lens

Location
A good friend of mine who is a top class wildlife photographer, also runs a bird of prey rescue centre in South Devon, England. This is one of his now resident birds (Barn Owl) and she goes by the name of 'Scamp'. She is a real character. She pretty much has the freedom of the place and tends to come and go as she pleases. You have to be quick to catch a shot of her!
Time
Shot mid afternoon on a fairly overcast day. Perfect for panning flight shots.
Lighting
If the sun is visible in the sky, for your own safety always pan away from it. In other words, if the sun is to your left, only pan right.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D200 and Nikkor AF-s 70-200mm f2.8 zoom set to f2.8. Hand held panning
Inspiration
My main photography is street and event so being offered the chance to shoot some fast moving, and beautiful subjects like birds of prey for the day, including owls and eagles, who was going to turn that one down?
Editing
Slight cropping for balance.
In my camera bag
For street work Nikon D7000 and 24-120mm f4 (My current all time favourite lens) For weddings and events I will also use a D700 with 28mm, 50mm or 85mm primes or of course the fabulous 24-120mm f4 but be aware of, and use to your advantage, some correctable barrel distortion on that one.
Feedback
With digital, the only wasted shot is the one you don't try. If you get the chance, just say yes. every now and then go and deliberately shoot something you have never tried before. It keeps you fresh.

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