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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM, Digital ISO-800, Sigma 46mm UV drop-in filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-13 13:01
Viewed: 5157
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everyone,

I hope you are all okay. There's been some incredible shots posted over the last few weeks!
Due to the recent problems on TN, this will be my last post. In the mean-time I am active on ePHOTOzine and you can contact me on facebook :-)
I will try and keep in touch with the many friends I have made here and will pop in to look on the amazing shots will be undoubtedly be posted in the future (Bob keep sending me those videos! I love 'em!) :-)

Thankyou all for a brilliant two years of learning about nature and photography - I have learnt a massive amount from you all :-)

All the best!


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hello Joe
beautiful eye contact
great sharpness on the good place
great colours
greeting lou

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2009-03-13 13:06]

Hi Joe,
Great capture of this beautiful large bird of pray. Good focus and sharpness on the body.
Very sorry to hear you are leaving us. I wish you all the best in the future and happy clicking.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-13 13:12]

Hello Joe,
Fantastic photo of this owl. Superb composition. Good sharpness and contrasting colours. A shame that you are leaving us. I hope you are getting regret soon, and come back.
Have a good weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-13 13:18]

Hello Joe,
Thanks for everything. We become you vermiessen.Goodbye,Goodbye,Goodbye.
Beautiful owl and fantastic crisp image unusual POV for the bird in flight and I love it.Best regards Siggi

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-13 14:50]

Hola Joe,
Great image, but I am so sad to hear the news that You are living us. I hope You are doing fine and please take care my young friend.

Magnífica fotografía Joe. Gran encuadre y plumaje captado de manera soberbia. Enhorabuena.
Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Joe,
This is a spectacular capture of the Barn Owl.
I'm very sorry to hear that you are leaving.
I'm not sure why you feel you need to go,but I respect your decision.
Personally,I feel the whole outcry about copyright issues was due to a misunderstanding,and I don't believe that IB ever had any intent to sell our images,but I've covered all that in the forums.
Did you read them all ?
Anyway, good luck with whatever you do next.
For myself, I take photos to share, not to sell so I'm quite happy to keep posting here.
Maybe you'll come back one day.
I hope so.
Cheers,and thanks for your amazing contribution over the last two years.

OK...Peace and love from my wife and I....one has to do what is best for them...and although we shall miss you, we know in todays world...you're right around the digital corner..God Bless...

hello joe,
very fine capture of this bird in flight, very good eye contact, i am happy to see this beautiful shot but sad to see that this one is your last one here, TN will miss you for sure as you have made many good friends here, it wont be the same ever again as many of our dear friends have already said good bye, i will miss you here.
god bless you,

Joe, This is one of the best shots that i've seen. Blur of the wings shows movement and the frozen and crisp face shows focus! Excellent capture young man.

:-) , out of smiley's

hello Joe
full and imposing plan,
you touched very good moment,
beautiful photo
best regards

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-03-13 23:17]

Hello Joe,

It is nice to see another post from you, but it is also sad that you have decided to move on.

A fine capture of this bird with impressive wing span showing the strength of your Sigma possesion.I like the motion blur registered on the wings while showing off the nice pair of those orange eyes and its body in good sharpness and clarity.This is really a large bird.

Yours has been an amazing talent that has grown with admirable zeal here on TN. I do respect your decision...fortunatley the door that opens out also opens in ...see you around.

All my best wishes,

Hi Joe,

It’s a sad day for T.N when we lose such a talented photographer, we'll certainly miss your postings; This is a superb shot and one that will leave a lasting impression, all the best for the future.....

Cheers Rick :)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-14 2:08]

Hi friend,
really I think TN is losing freshness and great photographers like you,
greetings and my admiration for you Joe.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-14 6:46]

Hi Joe.
It is so sad news. However, it manly decision and I respect it. It is clear we will lack your wonderful pictures here and contact you. Let all will be best with you and in your life.

Superb timing and amazing pictured moment. Pose of the owl cannot be more impressive. I also like wonderful exposure of the image and ultimate details of the bird. Diagonal composition of the shot and framing are bricklaying. TFS and kind regards.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-14 7:06]

I'm not surprised of your departure but it might be a good decision, well, one that you decided to do. Go on with your life, I am sure that photography will remain a big part of it ,maybe as a professional, which you already are. Thanks to you for your spontaneity and wonderful animal world. I just loved looking through your eyes to the animal kingdom. Bye bye dear Joey,


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-03-14 7:44]

hi joe,
perfect capture but sad to say goodbye to you from here, sure to miss your images, all the best. tfs.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-14 8:46]

Joey, we will miss you. Superb shot. Send me details of your new place in my gmail. Ganesh

Hello Joe
The site I would say has been very helpful to you in accelerating your learning curve (mine as well) from the many great photographers that are keen to share their knowledge and experiences.
That said there is always a time to move on and you have picked the right time imho, you have clear ambitions and I am certain with your energy and enthusiasm you will achieve and exceed them.
Now for this glorious Owl you have posted.
Its not an easy capture due to the wings being so broad and him being in a braking position, you have given him a sense of movement but I think you wanted to stop him dead sharp all over?
You have the main focal point spot of the glowing eyes perfect.
All The Best to you Joe and I am sure I shall be tipping my hat in appreciation to your work in the future.
Billy aka Trev aka Paul!!

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2009-03-15 23:00]

Dear Joe,
This is an excellent in flight shot. Perfect focus, good sharpness and fantastic wing position captured. The blurriness in the wings gives it an impression of movement.The OOf background highlights the bird in the frame. Excellent composition too.
I am sorry to hear about your decision to leave us, Joe.
I still have not made up my mind. thogh we all keep in touch through FB and G talk I do miss TN.:(
All the best my dear, it has been a pleasure seeing your phots and reading your critiques in TN.

Ciao Joe, amico mio, grazie per tutte le tua splendide foto, spero comunque di rivederti su TN, un grande abbraccio, Silvio

hi Joe,
really a spectacular image, you catched this beautiful animal corectly and made a very, very nice picture, bravo
kind regards

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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2009-04-15 9:06]

Dear Joe-

Just catching up after a very busy time outside TN. Terrific capture of the eyes of a killer.

So sorry to see you go. I have no doubt that you will find your way in photography wherever you end up. Best of luck to you (not that you need much of it, with your level of skill).

Warm regards,


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2009-05-05 6:38]

Hello Joe, wow what a great shot my friend, the eyes are pin sharp and the movement of the wings create a lot of action, well done!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-27 4:11]

Hi Joe,
such an excellent capture of the owl.
sharp eyes and well seen feather at the front. the motion blur make your composition so exciting and interesting.
well presented with such a great skill.
all the best to you.


Hey Joe
I thought I recognised some of your images - Im on EPZ too.

Super capture of this bird of prey, I like the angle and square composition.

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