Eyes wide open
- NitzanCK (882)
- [2005-01-07 11:01]
Hey Callie, an excellent photo!
The picture is very sharp and clear, and the colours are so soft-Beautiful!
This bird have an huge eyes, and your photo show it the best way.
Impressive shot, Well done.
- pompey (2774)
- [2005-01-07 11:31]
Great shot Callie, a hard shot to get , i think.
The eyes are really amazing, as is the overall picture quality.
Great note as always and I agree with Lesley that it's nice to include some personal touches to the story.
- extramundi (13178)
- [2005-01-07 12:12]
Callie, I think you should not care so much about the quality, of course we all like to improve and give the best of our shots, but this site is also to learn about nature, and sometimes a bad shot showing a very interesting thing is as good as a perfect shot showing a boring subject, that is my opinion. In this case you have both things and a very well controlled shot according to the dificult light you had.
- Esox (972)
- [2005-01-07 12:55]
As usual an exceptionnal shot.
It would be a waste of time if I talk about sharpness, colours or DOF.
About technical stuff, I think you managed very well with the flash.
Very nice job for these EYES, Thanks.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-01-07 13:17]
In photography, shots are not always perfect as know. It takes several shots to get what you want. Sometimes it happens that you get the one. Although it may not be perfect, it's how one positions the image within the frame and how well it is exposed etc. Yes, so what if is soft but the image detract from that and one is focused on the eyes.
They are huge and bright. This is excelent. Well done Callie.
IMO I agree with you on the note.
- willie (2083)
- [2005-01-07 13:24]
Beautiful owl with amazing eyes. Well seen
(your wife that is) and brilliantly captured by yourself. Good work
- radz (436)
- [2005-01-07 13:39]
Excellent shot.Very sharp&great eye contact.
- Lesley (2988)
- [2005-01-07 16:52]
what a hoot....very fine capture in difficult light, Callie. The eyes are captivating! I love note.
- milloup (1716)
- [2005-01-07 17:01]
Well, now I hardly dare comment for fear of being awarded a wooden spoon.. Anyway, January is young yet, someone else will make you forget that little quib about our flying friend the DD before the month's out ;-)))
Beautiful capture, striking eyes and either luck or skill saved you from a burnt out bg ;-))
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2005-01-07 18:21]
I like your warm note, Callie. Thru photography, we participe in a bit of our respective life, but with notes of that kind, images posted show also the human aspect. I really appreciate that. Now about this shot... owl is beautiful, tilted head turned at 90° is typical. Good you told us about the shooting conditions, so I wont say colors and contrast remind me some technicolor films on the fifties. Thanks again for your great contribution on TN.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-01-07 18:51]
Very nice shot Callie. The close crop works well here because of those eyes. Owls are truly wonderful for that. Good post.
I like your owl photo very much. I enjoyed your note almost as much as I had a chuckle about the "frying Pan" comment as well. I had to tackle a workshop on this little guy though, seems I always want to brighten everything up, must be the gloomy winter sky getting to me a bit early this year?
Thanks for posting this, I don't see many owls normally.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-01-08 3:12]
Fantastic photo Callie,
Those eyes I love good eyes, very nice colours, fantastic shot. Echt Callie ik hou van owl fotos en deze is erg goed, mijn complimenten
- Nico (1321)
- [2005-01-08 4:22]
As a newcomer to TN and first timer critic, may I dare to add my penny's worth:
Excellent uncompromising quality. I also just like in-your-face wildlife photography.
Obviously a master of his equipment with expert knowledge of his favourite subjects. A winning combination.
- rlortie (2058)
- [2005-01-08 7:24]
Callie you certainly deserve a 10 for the note. As I am new to TN, you make me realize what is so important about this site: interaction between people. Related to your post, the relation is obvious for me: you facilitate people's eye opening. Looking straight in the eyes, like this magnificent owl. From now on, this note will be the reference for me; I will try to give more personal insights. Thank you Callie!
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-01-08 11:06]
Nice shot, good colors.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-01-08 11:47]
With those eyes this owl could work for FBI as an investigator :-) Great quality, I like BG and note also.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-01-08 12:31]
I am really sorry, Callie, but I cannot write suitably when somebody looks at me with such an intensity. The inspiration misses me. If I wrote with a feather, I would be tried to draw from the ink of his eyes.
Now, the note. It is one of the best notes which I read until now on TN. Not because my name is mentioned, but because with perspicacity you make an effective synthesis which delights my spirit and my heart.
The photo is excellent and the note is a masterpiece which fits perfecly with the picture.
Now I am going to read the critics of the other members.
- jhm (1853)
- [2005-01-08 12:45]
Wat heeft u hier neer gezet Callie, deze schitterende Uil, zijn ogen spreken boekdelen zoals uw volledige nota trouwens, dieren en Callie dit is absoluut verenigbaar, ik hou van uw foto's Callie, deze zijn ook goed voor de scholen, hier zou men iets uit leren.
Bedankt voor dit alles!!!
- mumek (853)
- [2005-01-08 14:55]
Everything is super.The colors, composition, details.But, the eyes are amazing.The note as usual excellent.
- japie (5187)
- [2005-01-09 2:34]
The eyes have been set to F/2.8, what were you up to, Kaalahari?
The sharpness here is stunning and the composition and setting a winner.
Excellent work and thanks for posting
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-01-09 4:10]
The eyes are very nice.
Very good sharpness, composition, colours and a great note.
I don't think Bente has frying pan big enough to catch a DD;-)
And they don't taste well either.
How do you get time to take all these impressive shots?
Another great shot with a great note. I supose I woould have prefered to see the whole animal, but that's not always possible is it.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2005-01-09 9:56]
The eyes... Captivating! Nice usuage of backlight to accentuate the left side and adding depth. Those tuffs of hair on the left (his right.. :) looks so cool... It's nice to kno wthat you do not always need good light for a great shot. Well done Callie. Ace note too...
Did I mention the EYES!!! ? :)
- optic (0)
- [2005-02-05 21:03]
Impressive photo Callie, Beautifull owl with amazing eyes,
You did a great shot !
- spike1 (234)
- [2005-03-04 9:31]
The 'eyes' have it! Nice shot Callie.
- shpirery (1359)
- [2007-02-18 9:08]
A terrific shot, Callie
Love the framing. Pose, detail, color and sharpness are first rate ...