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    Common Name- Powerful owl
    Scientific Name- Ninox strenua
    Date- 3/9/17
    Location- Engadine NSW
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    Brand/Model- Nikon D750
    Lens- Nikkor - 80-400
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    ISO - 400
    F-Stop - 5.6
    Shutter Speed - 1/30s
    Technique - tripod
    Attraction Aides - NA
    Post Production - WB, exposure adjustment, crop, resize, selective sharpen
    Notes - Taken the day before this fellow fledged. What appeared to be two large insects buzzing around the hollow was a pair of Spotted Pardalotes nesting in the owls nest hollow
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    Wow Richard, what a shot. What an example of size difference. Is that Cohabiting in the Lions den. This is something really different, well done.

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    Far out. I absolutely love the expression on the Owl and the interaction with the pardalote is just superb. I can't like it enough! The Owl looks like some kind of wizard it's just incredible!
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    One claw is bigger than the pardy... No nits with this one Richard. Well done.
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    Amazing shot Richard! Really tells a story

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    OMG I just can't stop looking at this photo. Love, love, love it to bits.

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    This is so cool Richard! Do you have any more space below? Could the whole image be brightened a little bit?
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    Agree with others comments, so unusual, could wait several lifetimes for a similar image.

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    WOW! What an absolutely fantastic image! Maybe it could stand a little more exposure, although that wouldn't do the chest feathers on the PO any favours?
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    Thanks for your comments and suggestions guys. The pic below was from the same session with the female Pardy above. Have included more space and brightened it a little.
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    Brilliant. I like the first version more precisely because it is darker. I think it adds to the mood. More space below in the second version is good. You must be so stoked with this!
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    I love them both Richard, but especially the first with that tiny pardalote so close to those massive talons. Just brilliant. I keep wanting to look at it.
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    Amazing shot Richard and I love the caption, got a laugh from that. Like so many others this pic stole my heart, I cannot imagine ever seeing something similar such are the odds. Extra space below and a little brighter in second seems to work but I love the original.

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    I know I've already commented on this. I just love it sooo much I had to say so again!
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    One of those special shots we all aspire to.

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