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  Mini#31 Best of 2015
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Baby Great Horned Owl       ©2015 davev
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000       1st place, 244 points
1/125s, f4, ISO 160, 400mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: CS6, ACR - contrast, shadows/highlights, vignette added, a simple run through NIK filters for a little extra punch.       Extra Info: None
 
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Jade O.
Jan 12, 2016
    Great 1-2 debut!
Looking forward to seeing more in the coming year!

Lo
Jan 12, 2016
    Welcome to Panachallenge, and congratulations on capturing such a wonderful photo. It must have been a great experience to watch these guys mature.

SteveBee
Jan 12, 2016
    Beautiful! My #1 too.

andzwe
Jan 12, 2016
    I could've known this owl would "outsmart" us all ;-) Congratulations with your impressive capture, davev :cheers:
Edited on Jan 12, 2016

Mepo
Jan 11, 2016
    Welcome to the site and congratulations on a huge win. Very well deserved.

ysal
Jan 11, 2016
    Congrats!! Well deserved win of a captivating subject!!

artsy
Jan 11, 2016
    Kudos in order, great photo

out_of_focus
Jan 11, 2016
    Congrats !! superb way to start the new year in panachallenge

NEAT
Jan 11, 2016
    The eyes look human like, what a photo! Congrats on first over here.

davev
Jan 11, 2016
    Well this is unexpected. Thanks to all the folks that looked at, commented on, or voted for the baby owl. A little background of the shot. We found out about an owl nest behind a local business, but no one had seen any young ones. Our first night there we found the 3 young ones in a tree near the nest. For the next 2 months we would go there about every other day to see them. On one and only one day we saw a owl in this tree. The sun was going down just over my shoulder when I took this shot. Thanks again folks.

Laza45
Jan 11, 2016
    A wonderful photograph! Congratulations on first place! Well deserved..

A.N.Other
Jan 11, 2016
    Many congrats on your win :-)

KJW
Jan 11, 2016
    Congrats on 1st in first challenge.

mrsawyer
Jan 11, 2016
    Wow! What a great start on Panachallenge! Congrats!!! Hope to see your work again soon.

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jomari
Jan 11, 2016
    Nicely composed shot. I like the eye contact.

Mepo
Jan 11, 2016
    Great shot, nice detail. You certainly caught it's attention.

babysister
Jan 11, 2016
    He/She caught my heart immediately and I'm not a bird lover. How wise he looks!

ysal
Jan 11, 2016
    Fantastic wildlife image! I like the way you applied the vignette to really bring out the owl. Also the placement of the owl is very effective. What a beautiful bird!!

Ronoz
Jan 11, 2016
    I like this as it is a bit different for a typical bird-on-branch pic,( which is what I usually get), so in my pics & good luck.

bryanshoots
Jan 11, 2016
    Great capture. Love the "bird-level" view, soft lighting and nice composition.

Anthony Comyn
Jan 10, 2016
    Beautiful, love the texture of the foreground. Good composition! Well done!

SteveBee
Jan 10, 2016
    Really nice environmental portrait. Beautiful bird.

Amberbug
Jan 10, 2016
    Great Shot, IMO if you cropped 1/4up from the bottom it would give more prominence to the owl.

Lo
Jan 10, 2016
    What a terrific capture. Incredible detail in the owl and the fir tree. I immediately blew up the photo for a closer look at the owl, which makes me think a tighter crop might have been appropriate.

A.N.Other
Jan 10, 2016
    You did a great job holding still to take this shot. At first I thought it was taken with flash due to the increased centre brightness but apparently not. Cracking looking bird well positioned in the frame. I would have been tempted to crop in a little closer if the photo would allow. GL.

KJW
Jan 10, 2016
    Nice detail & lighting in your capture.

BarbroS
Jan 10, 2016
    Love this image, the composition and treatment of textures and light. A favorite.

Old Finn
Jan 10, 2016
    I like it. Well composed, nice colors and good sharpness. In my TT

elliott
Jan 10, 2016
    i don't care if its a baby, its eyes still unnerve me. nice shot and post processing.

forkcandles
Jan 9, 2016
    the poor bird is overwhelmed with the green and some chainsaw to the left to make a more squarish frame of the greenery.

Edward
Jan 8, 2016
    Beautifully done; nice light and composure; sharp and interesting image.

Laza45
Jan 8, 2016
    Wonderful capture.. I love the colors & textures..

RobertLavker
Jan 8, 2016
    Great capture - IMHO, I would have cropped maybe one-fifth from the right. Otherwise, it is a striking image.

Jade O.
Jan 7, 2016
    Impeccably framed, stunning display of technical excellence, with good use of light and shadow. Great on subject level angle. This can't be an easy one to obtain. High in my picks.
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