Barn Owl

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  1. ClarkKent

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    Just a simple picture here really taken at a local photography seminar near by. Haven't posted anything in nature really and thought I would give it a shot. C/C welcome and thanks for looking!

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    Lovely shot! You got such good detail in the feathers, I like the positioning of its head and the way the owl is perched on the stump, and the green background makes the image pop. I really like this one
     
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    I like it. It's winking! Love the green in the background and like the above post states, the feathers are focused good.

    I need to get to a place where I can practice my bird shots more... Too many cats around here and they are skittish at times.... :/ Might go to the zoo soon and take a ton and see what I get. :)
     
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    Thanks for the comments. I Haven't been out to capture many nature imagaes, so this makes me feel good about it. Now its time to go out and get some more!
     
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    I usually like eye contact with owl shots, but I really do like this one.... he looks like he's watching the ground hunting for something. :thumbup:

    And a small correction, if I may... This is a Barred owl, not a Barn owl.

    barred owl - Google Search

    barn owl - Google Search
     
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    Very good shot. Uncluttered blurred background, clear view of the bird which is looking into the space within the frame. Focus also looks good. One thing a judge commented on on with a similar bird pic was that he preferred it to be looking to the right as this is the natural line the eye follows but he was being very picky with a pic that was stunning. If I got a similar shot I would try flipping it just to see how it worked if I was going to enter it into a comp based on his comments.
     
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    beautiful!! congrats!..

    I think that while the tonality and contrast are fine, I think if you could brighten up the highlights on the feathers a tad, like 2 or 3 points it might make it more catchy because I'm finding it a little bit dull on the lighter feathers.. but just a technicality.

    You have a beautiful shot. :thumbup:
     
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    Nice job, Clark! The details are excellent.
     
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    Very nice! Composition and focus are great. If I had one nit, it would be that it could use a little more front lighting -- possibly with fill flash. Good job!
     
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    Great photo. Love owls and this is such a simple but beautiful capture.
     

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