Dark Side Of  The Woods/ Great Gray Owl by Gary Fairhead

Dark Side Of The Woods/ Great Gray Owl by 

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From the Winter of 2009 and this was one of four Great Gray Owls I saw and photographed over a period of weeks in the Dunrobin Ontario area. This shot was overexposed but was salvageable thanks to the great tolerances in the RAW image. I underexposed the RAW image to TIFF format by almost a full stop. I also had to add canvas to the bottom as the bird’s foot was touching the edge of the frame. The background was dark but busy so its been blurred. So a bit of work to salvage one of my favourite images of this owl :-)

Canon 50D and 400 F5.6, ISO 500, 1/1000 sec at F5.6 + 2/3 exp.comp. (which is what overexposed the original file)

589 views Jan 16 2012

Dunrobin Ontario Canada

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  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 5 years ago

    WOW, need I say more? Ok, you talked me into it ~ Great capture of this raptor! Fave for sure!

  • Richard Williams
    Richard Williamsabout 5 years ago

    nice work!! great job saving the image indeed!

  • Ann Barnes
    Ann Barnesabout 5 years ago

    Amazing capture well done!

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 5 years ago

    Wow now that is awesome …. fantastic action shot of a beautiful bird.

  • Gary  Davey (Jordy)
    Gary Davey (J...about 5 years ago

    Another awesome image, and thank you for being so generous with sharing details on how you achieve such great results, I am learning so much from you.

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 5 years ago

    Excellent recovery of a great shot Gary

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverabout 5 years ago

    Oh I am so glad you salvaged it. I can’t get over the legs in this image… everything is so balanced and beautiful!

  • PaulaMoss
    PaulaMossabout 5 years ago

    Just truly a breathtaking shot. Wow wow wow.

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 5 years ago

    Breathtaking, Gary! Love the landing gear / catching gear hanging down ready to pounce. Fantastic image! AMR

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    great work,

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