Cindy Lynch  

Barn Owl 4 by Cindy Lynch

November 2021 - Barn Owl 4

About the Image(s)

I was able to go to a photo day at the World Bird Sanctuary where they brought our may of the birds for us to photograph. I took so many photos of theis barn owl until i could get him looking at me. In post processing, I enhanced the details and cropped in on his face. Settings; f/6.3, 1/100 seconds, ISO 100 and 300 mm focal length.

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8 comments posted

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Your patience was worth it. I think this is a great image. I like the variety of textures and lines you captured. The barn wood (?) behind the owl and then the various lines and textures of the owl's feathers. Amazing. Did you use Topaz Glow at all? It has that sort of feel.   Posted: 11/09/2021 08:45:10
Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Very perceptive of you! Yes, I used Dream with a very low opacity.   Posted: 11/09/2021 09:04:39

Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
This shot deserves printing and framing. I like the way the owl is lightly looking to he left of camera. Some cameras have focus beams so I wonder if the owl saw the camera?   Posted: 11/16/2021 22:56:23

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
Wow, Beautiful image Cindy - frame worthy for sure. It's great you had the opportunity to get him looking at you (or through you). Those feathers in the face are nice and sharp. If I had to nitpick, I would wonder how a little more DOF, say at f8, could brought in even more of those great feathers. Well done !   Posted: 11/19/2021 13:38:33
Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I think the Glow filter may have lessened the DOF. Perhaps masking and erasing it from the edges of the bird would have restored the DOF>   Posted: 11/24/2021 21:18:01

Mary Hinsen   Mary Hinsen
I love this image Cindy - you did well to be so patient and get an image where he was looking at you. It really adds to the connection with this beautiful bird. I also like your subtle processing.   Posted: 11/23/2021 16:21:59

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Very nice and sharp image, I like the way the owl is looking into the camera. Nice details.
  Posted: 11/24/2021 08:29:01

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Thank you for all the nice comments.   Posted: 11/24/2021 21:18:20