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September 7, 2013
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
10/5000 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
180
Date Taken
Jan 29, 2012, 3:56:44 PM
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Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer 6.1.7600.16385
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Horned Owl by Aktuell Horned Owl by Aktuell
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Horned Owlby Aktuell

An older photo that I took but I felt like uploading something and I kinda wanted to put this in my gallery anyhow :)

It was taken at my local birds of prey center where they rehabilitate injured birds and will release them back to the wild when they are ready, however they also keep the birds that cannot survive in the wild.


p.s. feel free to follow my facebook page here: www.facebook.com/kalycarpenter…
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-06-20
Suggester said; "A striking portrait. I love the exposure of it."

Horned Owl by Aktuell ( Suggested by AgonizingSwordfish and Featured by Anoya )
:iconjmporter:
JMPorter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, fantastic shot!
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:iconcelestial-rainstorm:
Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a stunning capture! And you most certainly deserved that DD 
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Photographer
Aw, thank you so much!!
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:iconcelestial-rainstorm:
Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! 
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:iconleroidescoeurs:
LeRoiDesCoeurs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous :)
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconleroidescoeurs:
LeRoiDesCoeurs Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome. It is always a treat to see my Totem,more so in such a regal picture :)
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:iconjwright-3d-graphics:
JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
beautiful 
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:iconsakpalamey:
sakpalamey Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The horns, are those feathers or ear flaps? Do you know?
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Photographer
Honestly I am not quite sure.
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your deviation in this arcticle: APN Daily Deviations - June 2014! :heart:
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Photographer
Aw, thank you so much!!!
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014   Photographer
My pleasure! :hug:
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:iconlageveen:
Lageveen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could I use this photo as a reference for a drawing I'm making?
I will ofcours credit you for it when I submit it.
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Photographer
Sure thing! I don't mind at all :)
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:iconlageveen:
Lageveen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, hope it will be done within a week :)
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:iconmylady-lilith:
Mylady-Lilith Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful and wise
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:iconselune13:
Selune13 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
So beautiful. Just want to pet him/her. :)
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:iconscr1b3:
Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I faved this aaages ago, and today it's gained a DD!! Congratulations! :D
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Photographer
Haha, yes you did!
And thanks :D
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:iconnnamleo:
nnamleo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
nice shot
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:iconessansee:
Essansee Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work. :3
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:iconakatsukiandbloodstar:
AkatsukiAndBloodstar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love owls. :heart:
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:iconniftymeg:
NiftyMeg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I really love owls! Especially great horned owls :). Btw. Congrats for getting a DD
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much!!!!! :D
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconmort8013:
Mort8013 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Absolutley beautiful creature...great shot and crongrats on the DD
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:iconcursivedragon:
Cursivedragon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Sweet!
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:iconmontygm:
montygm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Very intense. Great composition and shot.
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:icontruckinsquirrel82:
TruckinSquirrel82 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow I thought this was a painting when I first saw it.
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xxburculumxx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
what a beauty
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:iconanavi-ivy:
Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student
amazing job! :D
I love owls! :love:
Congratz on Daily Deviation :)
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alexismyname Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful portrait! I love horned owls! It's great that he's being cared for :)
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Beautiful photo!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photo! Congrats on the DD
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:iconzolk:
Zolk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Great Horned Owl, very nice, he/she has very bright colors. I used to work at a Raptor Center and I was around these guys (owl, Hawks, Eagles, ect.) weekly. They are amazing and this pic shows their strength and wildness.
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Photographer
That's really cool! I had always wanted to volunteer there, but I just don't have the time.
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:iconzolk:
Zolk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I went on weekends, I don't go anymore sadly...
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anne9218 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this animal is just so beautiful
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:iconblightowl:
BlightOwl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!  How did you get such a dark exposure?  Was the bird inside?  Did they set up a model photoshoot for the bird?  This looks so magnificent! Lovely shot, you really deserve the DD.  Congrats!
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Photographer
It actually wasn't a photoshoot. I was watching him sit on his perch in the garden they had for him and a few other birds. Thankfully he was sitting in front of a bunch of dark green bushes that were in the shade, and that's how the black was created, when I zoomed in it caused the background to turn totally black. Then I adjusted the settings to the lowest f/stop for the lens and then set a fast shutter speed so not too much light got in. For all of my photos I only use natural lighting (though occasionally I experiment with studio lighting) and play around until I get the results I want. I took a few photos of him before I got one I was satisfied with. 

And thank you very much :D
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BlightOwl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!  I was actually kind of joking about the photoshoot, I doubt most birdies would be patient enough to sit through one.  I like that you use natural light more often!  I do too, and I find it creates a much more striking and vivid image.  But anyway, congratulations again!
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Aktuell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Photographer
Haha, well I totally failed at catching that xD
I actually know a few photographers who make wild animals sit through actual photoshoots.
But yes, natural lighting is so fantastic and I love the results it produces! 
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:iconblightowl:
BlightOwl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, some animals are rather good at sitting through photoshoots, like my guinea pig Pancho.  He is a perfect, kingly model.  But even then, I usually just use window light to photograph him!
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slendycreeper Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love owls and this is just what I needed today.
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:iconaktuell:
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Lol, thanks!
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slendycreeper Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem~
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Vaeavictis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...awesome, thank you for this beauty.
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