Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Canoncan, Mar 6, 2005.
Here are some owl shots that I have not posted yet. Any thoughts?
Very nice photos! Did you get close to it or did you use a telephoto lens?
Were these cut out in photoshop? The edges of an owl seem weird. Maybe it's a compression issue.
It is a telephoto 300mm> The only adjustment was to darken the sky. These Owls have almost a perfectly round head.
Ok By strange edges I mean the dark "band" around the entire body, especially in the third photo where the loose feathers are (in front of owl's face). It's probably from darkening the sky - maybe the fuzziness was set too high and it grabbed some of the feather color and darkened it too.
Owl is very nice but I'm not fan of composition like that. I would choose some more interesting background than clear sky and very very visible noise at that. I also don't enjoy this "frame" around body, maybe chromatic abberation?
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