Jack Twiggs  

three Owlets by Jack Twiggs

September 2023 - three Owlets

About the Image(s)

“Shot with D850 at 200mm, 1/640, f5, ISO 400. I was fortunate to be able to watch these three Owlets from when they were eggs until they flew away to find their own territories. The owlet on the far right is the youngest by about 6 days and in most of my images he is sleeping. My questions to the group are how much does the leaf hanging down if front of the right two animals affect the image, and the same question for the multiple limbs crossing the animals. Under PSA rules, I cannot remove any of them if I enter the image in Nature competition, however I can if I just enter the image in the Color category. As always, post processing suggestions are welcome.”

8 comments posted

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
(Groups 21 & 48 & 71)
Jack, great shot and super sharp. To get open eyes on each owlet is a major plus. Perfect crop and no distracting background. Very well done.   Posted: 09/13/2023 07:49:58

Jack Twiggs   Jack Twiggs
Thanks Tom.   Posted: 09/13/2023 08:16:23

Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Jack, I love this image, the scale in the pose and the visual contact with the birds is superb. The image is pin sharp and the surroundings add the necessary information about the environment
well done!   Posted: 09/13/2023 16:45:26

Jack Twiggs   Jack Twiggs
Thanks so much for your kind comments Maria. I love the expression on the left bird who looks so Indignant that I'm taking his picture.   Posted: 09/13/2023 17:38:49

Richard Matheny   Richard Matheny
Great find Jack and even better photo. I have photographed twins but never triplets. The Owlets are sharp, and the eyes steal the show. Catching these guys out in the open is wonderful. You are very fortunate not to have a bunch of limbs in your way. Very Nice.   Posted: 09/13/2023 19:15:51

Jack Twiggs   Jack Twiggs
Thanks Richard. It was great to watch them grow up.   Posted: 09/13/2023 21:34:54

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Amazing photo. The eyes are so sharp as are the owls.
It must have been a fascinating time watching them hatch. The surroundings belong in the photo. Well seen and well done.   Posted: 09/16/2023 19:22:54

Jack Twiggs   Jack Twiggs
Thanks Marilyn. It was indeed.   Posted: 09/16/2023 21:15:49


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