David Bornmann  

Owl With Mouse by David Bornmann

August 2019 - Owl With Mouse

About the Image(s)

Olympus M1 MKII, 40-150 Pro Lens, 1.4 telextender, handheld, lightroom.

There is a pair of Great Horned Owls that nest in a park near my home. They come back every year and nest in a very large oak in a parking lot in the park. This year they raised both owlettes until they fledged. That is not always the case.

5 comments posted

Linda Bahrani   Linda Bahrani
great shot! Nice to see owls in action and hard to get a photo like this. The focus is great, natural framing by the trees, dead rodent is in focus, nice lighting too. I might trim the out of focus area on the left- just so it does not distract from this super shot. If the big owl was looking out, perfection, but this is wildlife- take what we can get. I also like it looking down as if to say "eat!"   Posted: 08/09/2019 12:25:39

Evelyn Forsyth   Evelyn Forsyth
Very tender shot. The adult owl looks proud of the baby. Everything is sharp and the lighting is nice. Maybe a little too light in the background.   Posted: 08/11/2019 09:15:56

Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
What a great photo! Love seeing the parent watching what the baby will do with its meal. For me, the fork in the tree creates a great frame for the owls. The slightly out of focus background keeps my eyes on the owls.   Posted: 08/11/2019 11:35:45

Mike Whelan   Mike Whelan
I agree with Linda, I believe that if you cropped out the left hand side, up to the tree trunk and darkened the sky slightly, then it would concentrate your eyes more on the owls. However, I believe it is still a good image and shows the parent looking proud of its achievement.   Posted: 08/13/2019 22:02:14

Andrea McLaughlin   Andrea McLaughlin
This is a wonderful photo! I find the left hand side is a little distracting. The overall detail in this photo is fantastic.   Posted: 08/14/2019 09:36:20


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