Bengal Eagle Owl
- Fernandez (611)
- [2005-10-28 14:10]
Un buen primer plano :D. La luz algo durilla, pero un gran trabajo
Excellent portrait Stephen!
Exposure and focus are excellent. And I like when the BG is not completely black, here we can traces of details behind. A very small burst of flash would have put a glint of light in its eyes. Would have this been better? I'm not sure. I tried a WS on it.
Great portrait and TFS
- wideload (3783)
- [2005-10-28 14:39]
Hi Stephen, nicely composed with good detail and Dof, a shame that the area around the eyes is a little dark, which I feel leaves this shot a little lifeless, as Alain says a little touch of fill flash or maybe a little work with curves in PS would improve it.
- iglootrek (1623)
- [2005-10-28 15:16]
I like the expression of owls in general. They always have a severe look meanwhile they look almost tired...
I like the effect of the shadows on this picture.
Very nice portrait !!!
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-10-28 15:20]
Slightly bored or maybe proud Owl, I think ;-) Face, pose, eyes in shadows - I like it all!
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-10-28 15:38]
Great portrait shot Stephen, great sharpness and DOF, well captured too. Thanks for sharing.
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-10-28 15:45]
Great detail on the owl, I love the late afternoon lighting. I wish the background were lighter as the tufts over his ears blend it, but you could hardly ask him to move, LOL!
- baudinm (56)
- [2005-10-28 15:55]
This is a very nice portrait of this owl.
The details in the wings are beautiful.
It is a pity that the strong shadows over the eyes are hiding its eyes.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-10-28 17:34]
Excellent portrait on this owl. The colors and detail look very good. The dark OOF backround sets him off very well. Nice shot!
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-10-28 18:43]
Nice shot Stephen,
Good colour, detail and sharpness.
Well composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-10-28 21:02]
Great work Stephen. You've handled the highlight & shadow well. Very good sharpness, detail & color. Great POV. Well done & have a Great weekend my friend.
- manyee (23770)
- [2005-10-29 2:19]
Unusual-looking owl, Stephen. Very handsome. Sharp details and great composition and light. Well done and TFS. : )
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-10-29 4:22]
What a wonderful and interesting portrait that you have well done ! Congratulations Stephen and thanks for sharing here.
PS : sorry for my comment a bit short but I explain why on the TN forumÖ
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-10-29 5:59]
Very nice portrait.POV,sharpness,details,framing,expression on face and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)
- paulbright (2764)
- [2005-10-29 12:12]
beautiful portrait of a royal looking bird. the note is very helpful as well. TFS!
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-10-29 18:48]
Can't believe I missed this fantastic portrait. It's great! I am a fan of your landscape pictures and I think you're best at that, but still this is WONDERFUL portrait with razorsharp details and excellent exposure. 7/10 Well done & TFS!
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-10-30 3:54]
Grand looking Owl. Has the usual 'looking down his nose' attitude. Love the eye colour. Nice lighting too. Great shot. Thanks.