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  #212 Your Favorite Shots Of This Challenge Period
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Nightwatchman       ©2019 johncomyn
Panasonic DMC-LX7       15th place, 46 points
1/200s, f4, ISO 80, 80mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Analog Efex - Classic Camera 4
Color Efex - Lens Vignette
Selective Sharpening
      Extra Info: Walked out the front door, looked up and was quite surprised. Went in the house and grabbed the first camera I could find. He/She sat there for multiple shots, then eventually flew off to sit in a tree in front of the house.

This is a Eastern Screech Owl, North Americas smallest I believe. At first thought it was a infant, but after some reading they are quite small.
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Jade O.
Feb 25, 2019
    Michael and Lo need a few lessons..... : )

Feb 25, 2019
    This was my #5, nature meets civilization.

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Feb 25, 2019
    Cool... in more ways than one, nice image... in my favorites

Feb 24, 2019
    Thanks for the comments everyone.

Mepo, Lo - I'll post colour outtakes in the forum. Reason for B&W was that the owl is pretty much B&W. Colour did not add anything in my opinion.

Jad O. - I have versions with closer crop, well as close as I could get with the LX7. Preferred the entire light, will post in outtakes.
Not a fancy house by any means, Old School house. Mepo & Lo, can back me up they've been there.
Edited on Feb 24, 2019

Feb 24, 2019
    Great spotting - I expect he/she blended in rather well with the background and was hard to see. I'm curious as to why you chose B&W.

Feb 24, 2019
    What a great find. I'd like to see it in colour. In the mono version, the owl looks like part of the metalwork and even appears to have flecks of snow on it. I'm glad I read your description.

Feb 23, 2019
    Great capture! Was the light on? - maybe the warmth attracted it. Not the smallest, however; the Elf Owl is under 6 inches.

Jade O.
Feb 23, 2019
    Looks like a fancy house! Great candid capture but the image is overwhelmed by the light. I don't think you need the light to give it a sense of place so I would have cropped in tight on the bird and shot several images until it flew off, maybe catching the initial flight if the lighting allowed for a shutter fast enough. Not sure why it is in black and white or why it is shot at ISO80. Nice (and rare I would think) capture all the same.

Feb 22, 2019
    What a wonderful and interesting find! And right in your front porch! If that lamp was on all night, he probably enjoyed the warmth from it.
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