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Posted by ADKShooter on Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:39 pm

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Nikon D3x, Zeiss 135 f 2.0

ISO 200 1/160s, f 10.0

After shooting slide film for over 40 years I switched to digital and only a few months later I had an opportunity to shoot this rehab male snowy owl.  I only had a short time so I took a few head and shoulder shots and in this one he was looking directly at me. This is a crop from that shot.

The  pupils are different in size due to the direction of the light on a bright cloudy day.

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by Ron Day on Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:49 pm
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An excellent close-in portrait with exceptional eye contact, Warren! I love the simplicity of the image combined with the impeccable (and almost high key) feather detail. Well done!
 

by david fletcher on Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:56 pm
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This is just so cool Warren. I cannot imagine a better presentation. PS. Super lens that. Had my eyes on that beast for a bit. Thanks for sharing this.
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by ADKShooter on Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:50 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
This is just so cool Warren.  I cannot imagine a better presentation.  PS.  Super lens that.  Had my eyes on that beast for a bit.  Thanks for sharing this.


The Zeiss 135 is a "super" lens except it is manual focus and my eyesight isn't what it used to be !!
 

by david fletcher on Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:03 pm
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ADKShooter wrote:
david fletcher wrote:
This is just so cool Warren.  I cannot imagine a better presentation.  PS.  Super lens that.  Had my eyes on that beast for a bit.  Thanks for sharing this.


The Zeiss 135 is a "super" lens except it is manual focus and my eyesight isn't what it used to be !!



Lol.  I get that Warren.  Probably on the same hymn sheet.  (I've a couple of Zeiss's too.  And have grown up on Kodachrome 25 and 64 before I found Velvia... and without reading glasses, my sharpening is, well... hmmm).   All the best
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by ADKShooter on Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:13 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
ADKShooter wrote:
david fletcher wrote:
This is just so cool Warren.  I cannot imagine a better presentation.  PS.  Super lens that.  Had my eyes on that beast for a bit.  Thanks for sharing this.


The Zeiss 135 is a "super" lens except it is manual focus and my eyesight isn't what it used to be !!



Lol.  I get that Warren.  Probably on the same hymn sheet.  (I've a couple of Zeiss's too.  And have grown up on Kodachrome 25 and 64 before I found Velvia... and without reading glasses, my sharpening is, well... hmmm).   All the best


Ditto !!  Lol.
 

by Tom In Arizona on Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:37 pm
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Hi Warren...

One word...Mesmerizing!!!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:38 pm
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Tom In Arizona wrote:
Hi Warren...

One word...Mesmerizing!!!

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Yes!!  I am hypnotized! Wonderful close view, not often seen.
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by Debapratim Saha on Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:46 pm
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Killer close up!!
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Magnificent detail, super close up image.
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:51 pm
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I like doing eye close-ups, so this appeals to me, Warren! Well done.

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by Karl Egressy on Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:57 am
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Amazing detail!!!
 

by Mary Brun on Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:49 pm
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Wonderful close-up detail!
I love the simplicity and at the same time the beauty of this image.
I would see it on an entire wall.
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by ADKShooter on Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:08 pm
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Thanks everyone for your kind words. Really appreciate it. Warren
 

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