Barn Owl - Tyto alba
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-04-15 4:53]
You present us a real beauty - so well put on stage! The details are superb as well as the animal itself. I especially love the colours and the shapes of the feathering.
I see that this stage at the British Wildlife Centre was very valuable for you... and therefore also for us!
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-15 7:04]
You and Joey and owls....you would have some fun shooting together...Very soft. Very "pretty" picture and nice notations...Some of these names we hear all the time are brought to life in colour with your lens...just think how many people see your images and hear your words. You are a valuable part not only of TN community but of the natural world community!
- rightway (333)
- [2008-04-15 7:36]
Very nice shot. Great details and sharpness.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-15 8:34]
I think to see this charming owl is happiness. However you managed even to photograph it and create an amazing portrait. Bravo. Fantastic feather and colour reproduction. Superb pleasant BG, ultimate framing and composition. Flash work is fantastic as well as precise DOF. My congratulations and all the best.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-04-15 9:02]
This is great, a pleasure to view.
Excellent quality image, done very well..
Very well indeed!
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-04-15 9:37]
Great close up of this owl, beautiful colors and contrast, excellent sharpness, good depth of field and very nice details, nice composition, good point of view, and lovely light.
- Hil (5035)
- [2008-04-15 12:32]
Lovely shot of the Barn Owl,
Nicely composed with a great POV and a excellent pose with the head turned in profile.
Nice details and good use of flash which has lit the Owl superbly and created the dark BG.
Very good colours too.
- Proframe (4096)
- [2008-04-15 17:20]
Most wonderful cloe-up shot of this lovely Barn Owl.
Technically flawless with outstanding sharpness, DOF and exposure.
Very beatiful feather details, wich is'nt easy with all those whites, and brown color tones in the feathers of the bird.
The owl does stand out greatly against the darker BG.
Excellent work and great note. TFS!!!
Best wishes, Harry
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-15 22:42]
Very beautiful Barn Owl with a great pose of it!
perfect exposure and focus in great sharpness, good colour and details
many thanks for the sharing
best wishes to you
- romuszka (2263)
- [2008-04-16 8:17]
* excellent sharpness
* beautiful colors and contrast
* good depth of field and very nice details
* good point of view
E x q u i s i t e
Pozdrawiam - Roma
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-04-17 17:28]
Hello Emma. This is very nicely close on the owl. Pristine sharpness and puffy white details in perfectly exposed plumage. Thanks for sharing and well done. Jusni
- hester (11638)
- [2008-04-26 12:35]
Lovely shot, beautifully composed, pin sharp and good exposure.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-05-01 19:20]
A beautiful animal, this Barn owl.
Well PP'ed as well.
Thanks for sharing photo and note.
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2010-07-11 8:09]
Dear friend, Emma
I found in your impressive portfolio this exciting photo of a Barn Owl.
I am delighted to be able to view this perfect portrait! At last I know exactly, what my "enemy" looks like in detail:
After moving to the farm (where I stayed alone for three months), I found I could not shut the upper windows of the double storey lounge.
At night I was quite nervous, and when I heard noises from the the lounge - I was sure - the stories I had heard about the "bush" had caught up with me. With a revolver I crept around the house and finally found in the lounge - when droppings fell on my head - a barn owl sitting on a ceiling fan...
The details of the beautiful face are stunning - which I did not realise in the light of the torch - as the animal was 5 m above my head...
The feathers look all fluffy (like eiderdown), and the "poppy seeds " are really interesting. How different is your photo from the images in the Bird Guide book!
I wish you a nice evening and a good week ahead