Barbara Mallon  

Great Horned Owl Juvenile Watching Us by Barbara Mallon

June 2020 - Great Horned Owl Juvenile Watching Us

About the Image(s)

I was looking for Barn Owls in a Eucalyptus tree when I saw a group using cell phones to photograph something in a hickory tree nearby. I went over and this is it: A backlit-juvenile Great Horned Owl! I took several photos at different f-stops with my 100 to 400 mm Canon L Lens. All were sharp! I brightened the eyes slightly. I cut and pasted a darker part of the burned out face from another exposure. Also I eliminated a distracting bit of a small branch on the bottom edge. This is in a local nature park which has ben kept open during this lock done. It is about 2.5 miles long with trails. It has kept my sanity!

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6 comments posted

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
very cute Great Horned Owl! I would also dark the background a bit.   Posted: 06/08/2020 02:41:32

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Very nice image of the owl looking at you. It sounds like you did a good job of editing to get rid of a blown out area. My only suggestion would be to make the blue sky darker.   Posted: 06/13/2020 12:49:45

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Very nice picture, you really captured the has a personality. I like Tom's suggestion regarding the sky, I think the only weakness is the brightness of the background.   Posted: 06/17/2020 10:46:07

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
The Horned Owl is cute. Great composition with the tree poles and branches form a picture frame, the owl just sitting on the right position. For me the whole image is too bright. I would reduce the brightness and change the grey sky to blue.   Posted: 06/18/2020 20:19:29
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Les Tyler   Les Tyler
Nice capture of the Owl. It almost looks like a painting. I think the light background helps to make it look like a painting. The only thing I would try is crop some off the left side, that little patch of sky on that side pulls my eye toward it.
  Posted: 06/22/2020 20:07:06

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
I like the lines captured for framing the owl and the artistic approach you chose with lightness.   Posted: 06/27/2020 17:14:49