- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-11-17 11:09]
Excellent portrait.POV,eye contact clear details and composition are wonderful.Railings at BG are a little disturbing.May be f4 could be better for bluring BG.
- loot (11276)
- [2006-11-17 11:34]
Absolutely stunning in-your-face close-up of Mr. Bubo. A penny for his thoughts.
It is said that the eyes are mirrors to the soul of any living being. I just wonder if the size of the soul has anything to do with the size of the eyes (chuckle). The eyes of this bird are pure magic.
I like the close cropped composition while the colours are just splendid. The details are great and the exposure was perfectly managed. The only small nit (IMHO and I am sure you know it too) is the fence wires that can be seen in the BG.
Anyway, good work and TFS.
- greenpinkorange (1789)
- [2006-11-17 12:00]
Great eye contact and eye light.
I love the closeup and details. I can almost see the reflection in its eyes! Good colors too!
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-11-17 12:13]
reat shot ,what a beauty eyes , the details colours pov and compositie ar fantastic ,good job ,Greetings Teunie .
- horia (16656)
- [2006-11-17 13:20]
WOW! look at those big beautiful eyes! They really focus all your attnetion and seem to have someone in focus theirselves :)
A wonderful photo of this owl! Indeed - a really cool name, Bubo bubo.
The POV si excellent and the light in great. Also the details are crispy clear and the colors are lovely and well saturated.
Too bad it's caged :(
Bravo for a work very well done and TFS
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-11-17 13:40]
this is an excellent portrait shot from Eagle OWL. I love it. Great sharpness, details and great POV. Very nice colours and bg too. This is a very nice composition and great note too. Thank you for sharing with us.
- jchemas (3396)
- [2006-11-17 14:59]
Great portrait, beautiful and skillful shot.
Excellent composition and angle.
The colors and details are superb.
Very good cropping and frame.
- JanArie (531)
- [2006-11-17 15:16]
Hi Andy, you post a nice photo, its a pity of the background.
- ddg (5507)
- [2006-11-18 2:57]
Bonjour Andy, ce regard est impressionnant et les reflets de branchages dans les yeux sont du plus bel effet!! Bonne harmonie de teintes, l'on peut regreter les traces de cage dans le BG!! Congratulations, Didier.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-11-18 5:02]
magnifique, ses yeux refletent comme des mirroirs,la netteté est irreprochable.
vraiment un beau portrait.felicitations;
- james (74)
- [2006-11-19 15:53]
I do love this shot.
You have achieved excellent crisp sharp details around the eyes, and all along the feathers, the DOF is just as it should be blurred and uniuntrusive. I have the feeling he is staring straight into my soul.
Well done. TFS. James
p.s. I appologize for the delay in responding to your comment on my photo. I have little free time lately.
- cedryk (5270)
- [2006-12-03 21:47]
Perfect portrait of this majestic owl. This terrific look in the eyes :-)
Very nice details and exposition, good control of DOF.
- sAner (4750)
- [2007-01-01 8:27]
Hi there Andy! I wish you and your family all the best for 2007! :) I am sure we will meet again in this year and we will certainly send many e-mails. :) I have seen this picture through e-mail and I loved it immediately. The big eyes are so beautiful and you captured them well. Details are sharp, exposure is spot on and colors are natural. Of course it would have been nice to see this beautiful owl in it's natural environment, but for you and me the zoo is often the only option. The cage/fence in the back therefore is only a minor nit. Well done & TFS!
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2007-01-19 14:51]
hi andy..that is sharp enough for me and well toned
good eyes and fur detail
cloning out the fencing gives a more 'natural' look...those fences can be a nuisance...
most of all i like the look of askance as if too many photographers were around