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Great Grey Portrait


Posted by ADKShooter on Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:33 pm

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This is an extreme crop from one of my images of a Great Grey Owl on a fence post at eye level.This will be the last of my recent posts of the Great Grey.  Unlike a similar image of a Snowy Owl (C) I posted about a year ago, this is a wild owl that was landed on a stable perch that allowed for a sharp enough shot to get to this extreme crop. In my eyes a Great Grey is perfect for this type of image due to its bright yellow eyes and large facial disc.

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by paul fletcher on Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:55 pm
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A wonderful close-up, Warren; a pleasure to view.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:07 pm
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Beautiful detail and tones in this one. Since you did a large crop, I would love to see a bit more room around the sides and top. You wouldn’t lose any impact by doing that.

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by ADKShooter on Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:02 pm
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Beautiful detail and tones in this one. Since you did a large crop, I would love to see a bit more room around the sides and top. You wouldn’t lose any impact by doing that.

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It's funny Joe, I experimented a lot with this crop and, believe it or not, I actually liked it closer than I currently have it. I only showed this one for the impact of the eyes and it seemed the less I cropped the less impactful the eyes became for my taste. Anyways, as the old saying goes, there's no accounting for taste, lol. Thanks for your thoughts, Joe.....I really appreciate your taking the time to offer them.
 

by Darren5907 on Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:44 pm
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Stunning. What a priviliege to be able to view this.
 

by david fletcher on Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:05 am
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Amazing details in this superb close up Warren. Well done.
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by Swissblad on Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:12 am
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Lovely image - love the intense gaze and wonderful details.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:45 am
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The design and detail of the face of this particular species is amazing - and beautifully captured here, Warren.

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by Karl Egressy on Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:25 am
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Wow, amazing portrait.
 

by Mary Brun on Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:04 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
The design and detail of the face of this particular species is amazing - and beautifully captured here, Warren.

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I agree with Carol, really incredible details.
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by Dan Kearl on Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:22 pm
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Excellent details whatever the crop is.. Great eyes.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:40 am
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Love the crop- those eyes are so intense. The feather details are really nice to see up close too. They look like fine brush strokes.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:28 am
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Excellent details, looks like a great photo for a smartphone home screen.
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by ken archer on Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:57 pm
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The details in this view are awesome! Love those eyes!!!
 

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