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her majesty secret service

her majesty secret service
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-16
Categories: Humorous, Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 11:17
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her majesty secret service

Taken in the Kuala Lumpur bird sanctuary an owl under her majesty secret service.

Take care...they are among us!

PP work: shot in Raw, adjusted brightnesss and contrast. Converted to jpeg, cropped and adjusted levels and curves and used unsharpen mask. Resized and sharpened again, add frame.

shelbeesmom, Scharan2, Teresat, marianas, joopschotsman, horias, jjcordier, mbrito, gcifromsocal, MLINES has marked this note useful
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To shelbeesmom: just the funGreenBaron 2 12-09 13:31
To joopschotsman: achtergrondGreenBaron 1 12-09 12:36
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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-09 11:26]

Hello Hans! What a funny Owl! Sharp shot, good tight crop, well done!


Boa tarde Hans
Very cool,funny and good!
A close-up very well captured.
My regards

Oh don't hit me!....a little oversharp for me as seen around the ears and top of the head, the BG is moddled and I think his eyes should be brighter. You are correct, they are among us. But we have the ultimate power, her majesty is in control! All Hail Her Majesty! Not your best shot Hansie, but as a symbol it rocks!
Your Humble Subject
LindyLou ACE reporter...

Olá Hans

Bela captura!
Detalhes fanmtásticos; cores ótimas
e boa luminosidade. Boa textura.
Grande abraço,

What a wonderful capture and great title!
Congratulation for this lovely post!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-09 12:12]

Hi Hans,
What a fabulous capture of this owl!
A nice reflection in its eyes and great details in the features of the bird.
Nice plumage adorned with marvelous lighting.
A nice crop presented in this horizontal format.
Well done and neatly presented.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Wat een prachtig beest zeg !
Inderdaad zo'n creepy engerd van de geheime dienst.
Ik vind 'm helemaal niet TE scherp, en de achtergrond vind ik juist leuk. Ben het dus niet met shelbeesmom eens.
Heb je er een eigen achtergrond achter gezet ?
Mooi werk, en leuk in de context van "engerd" gezet middels je note !

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2009-12-09 12:33]

Wonderful this capture!
Wonderful and funny bird!

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-12-09 14:17]

Hi Hans,
thanks for the chuckle,I wonder why we think owls look wise? Must be something to do with storybooks of our childhood. Anyway my eyebrows are beginning to grow like this, so I might be able to fool some people that I'm getting a little wiser:)



Hallo Hans.
Wat een apart en bijzonder beest. nog nooit zo iets gezien en zeker niet met de kleur blauw die heel bijzonder is.
Prachtig werk.
Groet Frans

Wat een prachtig uiltje Hans...
Die ogen!!! heel bijzonder hoor.
Maar toch is de foto in z'n geheel niet zo scherp als ie zou kunnen/moeten zijn... 2x verscherpen zou niet nodig moeten zijn.

Ik heb me overigens vorige week, tijdens een workshop, laten vertellen dat de pixels bij een digitale camera NOOIT tegen elkaar aan liggen. Om een foto scherper te maken zou je juist een minimale hoeveelheid ruis moeten toevoegen om wat meer scherpte te krijgen! Ik was heel verbaasd, maar het lijkt wel te werken.
Gewoon in Photoshop 0.10 noise toevoegen....?
Maar dan wel in het origineel... niet meer in deze bewerkte versie want dat werkt zeker niet.

Maar... het belangrijkste uitgangspunt is toch altijd een goeie foto, zelfs als je gaat bewerken.. ;-)


Excellent! J'adore le "chapeau" de sa majesté!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-12-10 1:19]

hahaha, excellent !!!


Great immage of this bird and verry funny title of yours photo.
Congratulations and greetings.Alin.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-12-10 10:47]

Hi Hans
Sensational bird very well captured, with a great sharpness and contrast, and a fantastic detail. Really impressive.
Best regards, mb

Hello Hans - Interesting and humorous look at nature! Great composition, sharpness, and color.
Have a good day,

Wow Hans, never seen the likes of that before, i'll be watching my back.

Well done.

Bonjour Hans.
Je suis passé à côté de cet extraordinaire oiseau présenté avec son plus beau plumage.
Une grande photo ornithologique. Splendide portrait. Bravo.
Bonne journée.

Wow, this is a very odd-looking, but beautiful bird. The feathers almost look like giant eyelashes. :)
Great DOF and crop.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-12-13 13:13]

Hi Hans, You did well here to get the flared out head feathers which captures the attention. Clarity and focus of the beak and neck feathers is superb. The bland painted walls at this venue highlight the subject even more. TFS. Murray.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-12-28 10:57]

Ha ha - what a strange fellow this bird is...
Very good capture, nice and sharp too.

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