Back Modifications (2)
Views 81 Unique 50 Award Shortlist   

Eagle Owl

By mdavisba
Taken at Warwick Castle

Tags: Pets and captive animals Owl bird of prey

Comments


capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2019 6:49PM
A magnificent bird. I have done a mod with a little 'cheating'.
ivor

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4042 Canada
17 Sep 2019 9:29PM
Its quite a nice shot. Theses Owls need shorter wings! Or less zoom, - hard to do with a bird in flight.


It can do with being a little sharper, and the black level would be best set back close to black; this helps to ensure it isnt looking like its flying through mist, or a set of nylon curtains!. Ive done this in the mod, and since the wings seem symmetrical, Ive cloned in the missing bit on the left.

Ive added a little exposure also.


Regards


Willie
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2019 10:21AM
Not a bad effort. I do quite a bit of this and it's not easy. It does need to be a little sharper, and I use tracking auto focus and continuous shutter mode. You still get a lot of failures and your depth of field will be very small.

Background a touch obtruscive, but sometimes little you can do about that - possibly a lower viewpoint?

Paul
dudler Plus
16 970 1532 England
18 Sep 2019 6:35PM
Outside my area of competence, but my thought is that it's easy to get stuck at the longer end of a zoom, and forget to allow for the change in size as the bird approaches. It can be a good move to set a bit wider than you think you need, and crop later - modern sensors are good enough that you can do this without losing much quality.

I remember reading Biggles books when I was young, and comments therein about the extreme difficulty of 'deflection shooting' - you need a lot of imagination to aim a fighter's guns two hundred yards ahead of your target, so that the shells arrive there at the same time as the 'plane does... There are similar consideration in wildlife photography.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.