Jon Allanson  

Little Owl by Jon Allanson

October 2021 - Little Owl

About the Image(s)

Little Owls were not originally native to the UK, but were introduced in the 19th century by fruit farmers to eat the insects that were causing problems in their orchards.

Taken one evening from a hide near to where they were feeding chicks, on my Fuji XT4 with 100-400mm lens at 226mm, 1/500th, f10 ISO 1600.

5 comments posted

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
I love this little guys. His eyes are what make the image so captivating.   Posted: 10/03/2021 17:48:09

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Beautifully sharp and ultimately cute, these owls are popular and this photo would likely sell. I love the texture and pattern of the feathers, paralleled in the wood. Nice job on the background too -perfect amount of blur that echoes the shapes of the feathers. Well done!   Posted: 10/08/2021 16:03:20

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Perfect   Posted: 10/12/2021 13:59:15

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
The eyes make the image and really stand out. Seems to me that the background is quite noisy rather than blurred. I find the log a little bright and it tends to dominate the bird. I think the softness of the feathers and beak reduce the impact a little. Surprised you were at f10 in low light.
  Posted: 10/14/2021 05:22:25

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
In the US these are called Burrowing Owls and look identical. Great pose with nice separation from the background. One possible improvement would be use selective noise reduction on the background.   Posted: 10/14/2021 10:09:32


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