- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-01-31 4:18]
Well indeed, that is one charming fellow!
A very determined glance, I'm convinced this guy won't give way to anyone, hehehe...
DOF spot on and superb details, effective 3-D effect!
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-01-31 4:24]
Magnificent!! The eyes are superb as is the detail throughout!
Into my favourites.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-31 4:46]
This is superb: a top class shot of an adult Burrowing Owl of excellent technical standard, great composition and fine bokeh BG that makes him really stand out.
You may be busy at work right now but Iam glad you could post this delightful shot! I have decided to start my file of favourites and this is the first one!
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2008-01-31 4:47]
Really amazing shot of this cool guy. Excellent details, pose and colours.
Well done and TFS
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-01-31 5:23]
A perfect shot, Rick.
The Burrowing Owl looks very sharp and crisp against a neat BG.
Well done and thanks for sharing this super shot.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-01-31 6:08]
an unusually slight looking creature this one is Rick. As if the short guy with the mean look and the hard fist in a street gang. super capture and well posted from your archives with notations as well!
- K9madtex (1022)
- [2008-01-31 6:30]
Nice shot of dad. Very nice BG. Great detail on the owl and I like his yellow eyes.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-31 7:45]
Super-duper shot Rick!!!!
The eye-contact is excellent!
Very, very sharp with incredible detail and superb clarity.
Fabulous POV and a perfect composition.
Nice colours and lighting.
Very, very well done,
- fartash (5161)
- [2008-01-31 7:48]
Wonderful shot of this Burrowing Owl,
Perfect pose,details and BG,Welldone my friend.
- fototab (2177)
- [2008-01-31 8:12]
I love this,
I like that you put him off to the side,
Love the BG, really make him stand out,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-01-31 8:16]
A fantastic shot of this Burrowing Owl. He looks to be posing for you and staring right at the camera. Those big yellow eyes are amazing. Excellent colors and superb details. The background perfect and makes him stand out even more. I think this is one of the best owl pictures I have seen.
- crs (3551)
- [2008-01-31 8:27]
Very good picture. Eye contact makes photo look great. Eyes color as well as plumage look great. Congrats for the clear details of the bird plumage.
- satish_h (7630)
- [2008-01-31 9:12]
waht a shot!! beautiful image. I get scarred to look at it. I could imagine your position infront of it. Well tried picture, with nice Bg and lighting
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-01-31 10:27]
Is this Rick from a year or so ago? ohoooh;-)
And a pro gem as well.
Everything but disappointed.
Congrats and of course thank you for sharing...
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2008-01-31 10:32]
Wondeful shot of "Dad", Rick
Super pose on this post and the eyes are incredible!
Well done, TFS
- claudine (0)
- [2008-01-31 10:41]
This guy is posing for you! What a beautiful picture with excellent composition and impressive eye contact! You are lucky!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-01-31 10:56]
Bravo, my dear friend.
Outstanding, wonderful picture. Great subject, amazing specimen, fantastic BG and all other components of high end photo art.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-01-31 12:46]
Hi Rick. Great big eyes and feet. it looks a fair size. you have captured it with fine detail and natural looking colours. a very nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-01-31 14:08]
That is a fabulous capture.Excellent eye's contact and very sharp image whit great details.Color are very nice.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-01-31 14:58]
excellent composition and a funny image, why funny ?
because this dad is a grand-pa, looking at his eyes
it is if he has eyeglasses, a grand-pa eyeglasses (laughing)
what a great eye contact with your camera lens, TFS
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-01-31 15:41]
Nice photo, but Your note is very interesting. Some times wild amimales accept Us like their friends.
I like the way he is looking at You too.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-01-31 16:50]
This is a fabulous image Rick. I love the soft green background. The details are fantastic. A+ !!
No need to apologize to me. I am so far behind on TN I haven't even posted anything in several weeks!! I think I have my new computer almost ready to go... new computer, new operating system, new monitor, and old brain. Not a good combination.
Thanks for the great post.
Evelynn : )
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2008-01-31 23:21]
splendid portrait for a splendid Owls, very clear sharp and neat, and superbly composed,
- dejo (2242)
- [2008-02-01 0:46]
Magnificent!!! Pose, sharpness, clarity, background... you done it perfectly!
best regards, Dejan
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-02-01 5:36]
Even looking at the thumbnail only this owl eyes burnt at me. They are enormous in size and the colour is just breathtaking. I think when one looks long enough you will easily be hypnotised. This is a brilliant shot of this very fabulous looking Burrowing Owl. Stunning detail all over. Lovely pose and focus is spot-on. I just like the colour of the plumage. It looks like somebody has taken a paintbrush and dipped in white paint and just made some blotches on the feathers. Good presentation from the lens of an excellent photographer. Thanks for sharing. It was most enjoyable to look at. Have a lovely weekend.
- marieproue (3674)
- [2008-02-01 15:01]
IL est vraiment impressoinnant et d'une grande netteté avec des couleurs très natrelles.
- lizzie (2855)
- [2008-02-01 19:53]
Well, I don't know if he stayed long like this but he definitely seems to want you to take his picture. The eye contact is unbelivable, a fantastic shot with perfect sharpness, nicely framed with an excellent blurry background. Congratulations!
- Dan (18)
- [2008-02-02 4:41]
Excellent photo! All, colors, details, background, subject, bird ! Congratulation!
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-02-02 8:59]
No time, just marking today.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2008-02-02 11:57]
What a stunning photo. The eyes are just hypnotic. How in the .... did you get him to face you while you took the photo. Did you make the sound of a little mice? The perfect soft green BG enhances the silhoutte of the owl and matches the eyes perfectly.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-02-02 21:31]
Those eyes could burrow through you!
Wonderful POV ,excellent DOF.
The focus is sharp with a wonderful OOF BG.
The plumage detail is well defined.
Awesome eye contact and detail.
The colours are well saturated.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-02-03 16:21]
Fantastic shot, good composition and point of view,excellent sharpness and very good shallow depth of field,great colors and light, superb details. Fantastic eyes!!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-02-08 10:57]
This beauty I missed so far. What a shame! Fantastic photo of this Burrowing Owl. Very sharp details with splendid light and excellent details. Great composition, BG, POV and DOF.
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2008-02-09 7:51]
Superbe prise, excellente netteté, couleurs et cadrage, excellente gestion de l'exposition.
Félicitations, amicalement Robi