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Peek-a-Booo-Hooo !

Discussion in 'Birds' started by JPS, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. D700 + 1.4x Kenko converter

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    J-P.
     
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  2. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Wonderful! He just looks sleepy to me!
     
  3. Nice shot .....
    looks like you woke him up --

    ron
     
  4. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Cool shot!
     
  5. Thanks Karen !

    Yep ! He wasn't very nervous, in any case ! He stayed in this position -and even with this wink- for a while... I suppose I just woke him up !

    Thanks Ron !

    Yes, the little guy looked like a "stuffed" one... I had tim to take a lot of pics, the problem was that there were lots of branches and the spot where I was standing was the only "clear" one !

    Thanks Baxter !

    It was indeed my FIRST owl !!! Beginner's luck, I suppose !

    :smile:
    J-P.
     
  6. Us graveyard shift workers are always getting woken up buy you day
    people...! :tongue:

    Great capture, JP...!
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  7. sla12

    sla12

    Jul 2, 2009
    Nashua, NH
    Nice catch with the eye checking you out.
     
  8. Man, that's close! You keep him in the bathroom?:biggrin: What a beautiful bird and an excellent capture!:smile:
     
  9. dallas1351

    dallas1351

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    Nov 14, 2009
    salem
    I'll bet he's thinking "Did the alarm really go off?" Great shot.

    Dallas
     
  10. Thanks Al !

    Yep, the poor guy really looks as though he was still half asleep !

    :redface:
    J-P.
     
  11. Thanks Tim !

    Actually he lives in an aviary, and he was just sneaking out of his little wooden house ! I shot him from about 8 feet away, thru a thin fence which was 3 feet away from me !

    IMO the image sharpness suffered a little bit because of the fence -this is why I had to use a very large aperture, trying to blur it as much as I could- ! As you certainly noticed, the DOF at 420mm @ f/5.6 is so short (0.03 ft) that his eyes are sharp, while the feathers between the eyes and those right above his head are allready blured :frown: !

    :wink:
    J-P.
     
  12. Exactly !!! Although it was mid-afternoon, being a night bird (I beleive ?), it must have appeared like middle of the night for him !

    :smile:
    J-P.
     
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