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Posted by david fletcher on Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:35 pm

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Always been a fan of doing something different.  Hope you enjoy.  More important, is hope all safe.  D800 and Sigma 150-600 SP.

Please feel free to view uncompressed.   Cropped to suit the presentation.  

Please feel free to view uncompressed,.  

Link though rez, albeit a slightly different crop.  HERE
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by ADKShooter on Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:45 pm
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Very interesting image. In a situation where you have a rehabbed bird, as long as it's not stressful to the subject, I think it's always advisable to take some images that may otherwise be impossible in the wild. The mysterious and somewhat inquisitive look in the owls eye really pulls you in to the image. Well seen using the edge of barn wood to frame this portion of his face.
 

by Jakejacoby on Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:41 pm
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Interesting and thought provoking Dave - TFS.
 

by Ron Day on Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:56 pm
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This is a great idea, Dave! I've done similar shots with foxes. The eye is amazing and draws the viewer right into the image. The detail and exposure are spot-on. Well done!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:48 am
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So intriguing, Dave! That eye draws me right into the "soul" of the owl, (as is said in a common cliche.) It's quite mesmerizing. Love your idea here-excellent results. I am, however , a little puzzled by the blurry extension of the owl's face into the..wood? It certainly adds artistic value, but I can't fathom how it happened. Just curious....
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by Debapratim Saha on Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:30 am
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Like the way you have presented it...
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by david fletcher on Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:35 pm
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Many thanks all. Appreciated. The blur Cindy, is the ridge of feathers which extends a couple of inches from their eyes.. Minimal depth of field...
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by Carol Clarke on Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:11 pm
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I have all sorts of eyes, from swans, owls etc to big cats, horses, canines and goats!  They just fascinate me.  :)   So this lovely and striking view is right up my street, Dave!

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by WDCarrier on Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:29 pm
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WOW! What a great image, David. We often fail to see some of the intricacies when we look at the entire bird.
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by david fletcher on Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:35 pm
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Thank you Carol and Dean. Appreciated.
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by Mary Brun on Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:34 pm
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This is truly an incredible detail, I love the stealthy attitude and every single feather that can almost be counted.
I really like the asymmetrical compositions.
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by Karl Egressy on Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:02 pm
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Very interesting shot and the feather datail is fantastic.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:17 am
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david fletcher wrote:
Many thanks all.  Appreciated.  The blur Cindy, is the ridge of feathers which extends a couple of inches from their eyes..  Minimal depth of field...


Thanks Dave- I get it! :)
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Great composition, impressive eye and feather detail.
 

by David Salem on Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:04 am
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Exposure and detail look great on this interesting frame Dave!
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