Hi Lynn, and welcome to EPZ
A side head shot of an Owl is quite unusual, and this is quite a good one. The background is well out of focus, which is essential to have to draw attention to your subject.
I dont know how much control you have over settings on the A720, so Im assuming this is an auto setting shot.
So a couple of tips, and a suggestion in my mod is you have some basic Photoshop or Paintshop skills.
Try to avoid direct sun, or speckled sunlight. What you are looking for is bright sky with no direct sunlight on the bird.
Usually best to have the bird showing both eyes, - just think how nice this would have been if he had swiveled his head towards you!
A landscape format shot may have been better, as you were not intending to include the entire bird, and this would have allowed you to have a lot more space on the right for him to be "looking into", rather than an abrupt ct off by the narrower frame.
So in the mod Ive made it a landscape shot by cropping height, and adding width by adding canvas size, and filling with the background (Try to avoid a very bright background id you can)
Ive also used Photoshop to lighten that dark eye, and theres lovely iris detail in it too.
Finally, I sharpened a little, - remember to sharpen after you re size for the web.
I hope you find this helpful, - you will enjoy the site and learn lots if you stick with it.
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