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Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

But it's the first Barn Owl I've caught in flight. Saw it from the car at dusk in flat light and just hopped out to take a few shots. Difficult to focus due to the poor light and constant change of distance together with the confusing background. At least 70 metres distant with the wrong lens!



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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

Well caught in difficult conditions
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

Nice shot, Great capture.
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

Terrific shot ! Glad to hear I am not the only one with everything wrong ... except a great capture !
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

brilliant shot in my eyes, I'd be well happy if that was mine Given all your circumstances, this is one hell of a great shot.
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

Wow, good catch!
Have you also made a much darker version of the photo, considering it was dusk?
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

All things considered you did very well, David ... but I can see why you are a bit disappointed in not having better light and the right lens ... there's always a next time !
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

Well done considering the cirumstances, lucky you.

Even though it is the world's most widespread bird of prey. I am yet to spot a wild Barn Owl. There are at most a few breeding couples in Sweden, the outpost of their habitat range. The large agriculture and pesticides took their toll in the 50's and 60's

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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

An amazing photograph despite the poor conditions.
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

Great shot the little mites are never coperative.
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

Considering all your dodgy factors David, you should be very happy. It really isn't a bad shot.
I like the background and fancy capturing an owl in flight! WOW!
Well done!
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

I envy you David and considering it was a grab shot you have done remarkably well and the composition is perfect, but only what I expect of you.
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

David I'd have been really pleased if it was one of mine. It's a very good grab shot. Just shows it's always worth having a go.
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Re: Dodgy light, dodgy focus and dodgy exposure!

Thank you all for your comments. I wasn't sure any body would be that interested in a poor record shot, but as it was a first for me I wanted to share. Thanks again

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