Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistEd Bonkowski Platinum Member CollectionAnimals
Description I took this photo on Tuesday 10-26-2010, at 1801 hours, of this Great Horned Owl in Pinal County about five miles south of Rt 60 and Highway 79 on my way to Florence, Arizona. I have seen this Owl last year and obtained a few shots with a Nikon 70-200mm lens. This year I had a Nikon 200-400 F 4 lens, zoomed in to 400mm, set to 1/200 sec Shutter Speed, F 5.0, 1000 ISO, at 14 Bit RAW, with a Nikon SB-900 Flash set to TTL, with a Nikon D-700 12 MP D-SLR in Manual Mode, at 5650 Degrees Kelvin. I was about 110 feet away as I took a photograph from the shoulder of the road. (GPS Lat 33,11.5608N, Long 111,20.9977W, Alt 537m. I opened the file in CS4, made a few Levels adjustments and sharpened to a Highpass of 1.6. The sky was originally very dark when I took this shot, so I decided to Mask in a sunset shot I had previously taken on 2-21-2010 at 1807 hours, at 1/160 sec Shutter Speed, F 5.6, ISO 100, at 300mm with the same 200-400mm lens, at 4450 Degrees Kelvin, with the same Nikon D-700 D-SLR. I darkened this sunset in Levels and masked it behind the owl. I saved it in layers.
Ed Bonkowski, Mesa Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement The duality of my life is intimately expressed through my photography. As a nineteen year veteran in the State of Arizona, I create a balance through constant and vigilant service to the community with my photography. Seeing the world through my lens, creates a captivating display of natures most treasured gifts and the choices we all can make to view our lives and it’s surroundings in this beautiful, original way. My spiritual conviction is nurtured by recognizing, “life is but a fleeting moment and when I am able to capture just a little bit with my mind's eye through the lens of my camera; share it’s striking beauty with the world, I am truly doing my job as a human being.”
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