Judy Haran  

Untitled by Judy Haran

July 2021 - Untitled

July 2021 - Judy Haran


About the Image(s)

These are two burrowing owl chicks from Cape Coral, FL. There have been many nests there for years and years. This was my first time photographing them. I used f/7.1 because I wanted the mother in focus with the chicks, but decided I liked the chicks alone.

Nikon D500
SS 1/2500
ISO 400
500 PF lens

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7 comments posted

Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
Really like this photo. You might want to give post vignetting a try just for the heck of it.   Posted: 07/07/2021 12:43:52

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Judy, This is just so beautiful, full of emotion. Awesome capture!   Posted: 07/08/2021 14:41:09

Christine Walas   Christine Walas
Judy, Great photograph!
Very sweet,

I think a slight vignetting would add to the photo!   Posted: 07/08/2021 16:34:10

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Aren't they the best things in the world to photograph? I spent a morning in Broward County earlier this month and had to tear myself away (it had started to rain). They are just an incredible species that put on a show for you. Here they are very acclimated to humans except the parents being super vigilant when there are babies in the nest they pose for you.

This is a touching image telling a story and I love it. The one thing I would have done differently is cropping less. You cut off the tail feathers of the one on the left, I might have cropped to make sure they were still visible. As Don suggested a vignette might also then focus in the the faces a bit more.
But really great image!!!   Posted: 07/11/2021 13:55:35

Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
Agree with Sherry about the tight cropping, but otherwise a really satisfying photograph! Great shot!   Posted: 07/18/2021 14:56:58

Judy Haran   Judy Haran
Thanks all. I went back and fixed the cropping and added the vignette.   Posted: 07/18/2021 19:51:03

Judy Haran   Judy Haran
Thank you for you comments. I fixed the photo the way you all suggested.   Posted: 07/28/2021 15:19:34
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