A local, relatively well respected club lecturer showed us an image of a 'wild' Barn Owl in a window which coincidentally looked somewhat like my non-wild, wild Barn Owl in a window - spooky eh!
This one was taken a while back on an informal workshop at Vince's Barn Owl Centre - i say informal as i was offering guidance etc to a few friends / club buddies to test my tutoring but also allowing me to take a few images myself.
As always, i would be interested to hear your views etc - especially regards the foreground bokeh - does it add depth and an element of realism or is it simply a distraction?
For the newer togs - hopefully this is a reasonable example of why i do not generally use the central focus point or all points focusing. Obviously a centralised subject can be cropped later to achieve a better composition but personally i prefer to get it right in camera.
A little negative exposure compensation is used to reduce the possibility of 'blown' highlights - a test shot would have been taken and the histogram checked (and EC altered if appropriate) before proceeding.
A relatively shallow depth of field was chosen to allow capture of detail in the Owl but to soften the foreground weeds and the wall.
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