Barbara Mallon  

Great-Horned Owlet in Eucalyptus Tree by Barbara Mallon

June 2021 - Great-Horned Owlet in Eucalyptus Tree

About the Image(s)

Some of my friends and I went out on a walk to see the baby owls in the local park. Here is my favorite. It is taken with a 100-400 lens at ISO 800, and the shadows were lightened in Adobe Camera Raw. In PhotoShop, I dulled the background and used Topaz sharpener and Denoise to get rid of the noise and sharped just a bit. Cropped a lot!

2 comments posted

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
This must be owl month. The owl is very sharp, and I do not notice any noise in the image. The background is rather confusing, but looks natural. The only improvement that I would suggest is to crop off the out of focus branch in the far left. It is drawing my eye from the owl.   Posted: 06/09/2021 08:13:02

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Nice find Barbara. I like how the eyes just cut right through the viewer. My only suggestions would be to consider bringing more yellow luminance value to reduce what I perceive to be burnout on the owl's face. Also add a smidgen of contrast to the owl's body, to bring a bit of seperation from the background.   Posted: 06/13/2021 13:09:52


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