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Barn Owl (30)
goutham_ramesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Hi all,
This is the second picture from my trip to Biljdrop zoo in Rotterdam. There is a very good bird show at this zoo and i shot this fellow while he was flying towards one of the instructors. This is "Barn Owl". The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is an owl in the family Tytonidae. This is one of the two groups of owls, the other being the typical owls Strigidae. The Barn Owl is the most widely distributed species of Tytonidae, and one of the most widespread species of any bird. Barn Owls occur worldwide, on every continent except Antarctica. They are absent from large areas of Asia, the Sahara Desert and New Zealand. These are birds of open country such as farmland, preferring to hunt along the edges of woods.

Thanks for dropping by
Cheers,
Goutham R

Altered Image #1

goutham_ramesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Edited by:loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)

Hi Goutham

I merely selected the darker areas of the owl's face and body and applied a bit of "Levels" adjustment. Then just for the fun of it I increased the "Saturation" +8, and applied "Smart Sharpen" at 50% and 0.3 radius.

Hope you don't mind my attempt too much.

Best regards
Loot