Views: 279 (126 Unique) 
Vote 92
Award Shortlist   

"Here's looking at you kid"...

By NDODS    
This rather handsome fella was a bonus find whilst out and about spending a few hours indulging in a cream tea, at the wonderful Doddington Place. I spotted him high on a large gate post as we drove into the grounds. He did have a leather tether on his legs, but as for his origin I know very little. With a little research I found out that he was an Eagle Owl. Hope you enjoy.

Thank you for all your comments regarding my somewhat indifferent Self Portrait, and a big thank you to Willie, for taking the time to produce a modification, which I must say I really like. I do not know what happened regarding the votes being disabled, but hey ho that's me for you....

Regards Nathan

P.S. Have a great day

Tags: Portrait Eyes Down Posing Feathers Eagle owl Wildlife and nature Fave

Voters: mickyr, Jasper87, AnnChown and 89 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 Sep 2012 7:49AM
Whooo me Smile Morning Nathan, sharp and beady eyed capture. Just the opposite of me at the moment, think I need some caffeine Smile
Enjoy the day,


Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 7:56AM
I like his slightly wary look with his ears pinned back. Super image Nathan.
9 Sep 2012 8:05AM
Excellent close up Nathan, nice detail,
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:14AM
He's not too sure of what he is seeing WinkWink
Excellent capture
Beeeze 5 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:28AM
Fabulous fabulous capture. I love it.
Tibetan 6 3 England
9 Sep 2012 8:29AM
He thinking who's that wearing a dressing gown lol. nice one Nathan the eyes have it every time, hope your feeling better, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
9 Sep 2012 8:29AM
Wonderful reflection in the Eyes Nathan, you did well to capture that.

John Smile
Humblebee 6 1 England
9 Sep 2012 8:34AM
Fantastic capture Nathan - the refection in the eye is the icing on the cake ... Carol Grin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
9 Sep 2012 8:34AM
Too Witt Too Yooo GrinGrin
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:34AM
Super image Nathan, fabulous detail and those eyes are wonderful

Great detail Nathan, and whooooo those eyes are fab. good shot well spotted.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
9 Sep 2012 9:23AM
Brought bak childhood memories, I remember myself running fast away from one when I was a kid. A cracking shot, Nathan!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 9:24AM
Magical beauty, love it
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
9 Sep 2012 9:25AM
Great close up
A beautiful macro with impeccable detail. Looking close you can see a picture
in the right side eye. Magic. Well done. WesternRed.
9 Sep 2012 10:03AM
Superb close-up. Wonderful shining eyes.

wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
9 Sep 2012 10:07AM
Great shot Nathan , they have the most amazing eyes Smile
9 Sep 2012 10:37AM
A beautiful portrait. Pleased to be #30.
9 Sep 2012 10:51AM
fine capture Nathan good eye contact and reflection in the eye

ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 10:52AM
A great detail image..
Very nice timing and great comp...
A image to be proud of...

9 Sep 2012 10:54AM
Beautiful expression vry well captured.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 11:07AM
Great capture with lovely catch lights in eyes.
Well spotted and I hope you enjoyed the cream tea!
9 Sep 2012 11:11AM
A Stunning shot love the eyes
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
9 Sep 2012 11:31AM
Beautiful eye contact Nathan, a cracker of this beautiful bird.


Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
9 Sep 2012 11:33AM
Beautiful close up Nathan.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 12:08PM
Wonderful portrait.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
9 Sep 2012 12:47PM
A cracker, Nathan. Far more handsome than the subject of your previous portraitTongueGrinGrin
There's a slight look of Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion about his eyes due to the povSmile

9 Sep 2012 1:12PM
An excellent close up Nathan. Pin sharp and full of detail
9 Sep 2012 1:15PM
Eye to eye............!!!!!!!! Just love it, Nathan!!!!!!!!! AniaWink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Sep 2012 1:18PM
Fantastic eyes in this fine image!
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 1:36PM
Great shot Nathan, Wow those eyes. I have the same problem with the votes disabled and wont upload variants. Thats computers for you.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Sep 2012 2:21PM
A terrific portrait Nathan, the eager eagle eyed photographer has caught the eagle eyed eagle owl on camera!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Sep 2012 2:27PM
A wonderful portrait shot, Nathan, capturing such detail and that intense gaze so well.
Excellent work.
9 Sep 2012 3:08PM
The eyes say it all. Well captured Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 3:14PM
Impressive close up, super sharp and look at that eye reflection! Grin
9 Sep 2012 3:23PM
Stunning detail................

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Sep 2012 3:24PM
A magical capture, Nathan, definitely deserving of many awards. Carol
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 3:47PM
Fantastic detail and clarity, a real corker.
Well done Nathan.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
jdinne 15 16 England
9 Sep 2012 4:37PM
Wonderful Nathan, superb detailed capture. Excellent.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
9 Sep 2012 5:34PM
fab details in the feathers here Nathan.....

Thanks for your recent commnts/support......Appreciated.

LexEquine 12 19 United States
9 Sep 2012 5:48PM
'Great Shot!' ~ Peter Wink
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
9 Sep 2012 6:08PM
Almost magical, certainly mystical Nathan ( thanks again for your U/A ) congratulations with your awards.
rohitb 6
9 Sep 2012 6:20PM
Brilliantly captured picture...Good Job

Rohit B
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:05PM
Proud looking fella isn;t he Nathan!

Pin sharp capture...

9 Sep 2012 8:33PM
Superb capture with great detail Nathan.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 8:39PM
excellent close up portrait,
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
10 Sep 2012 2:14AM
Beautiful close up
10 Sep 2012 3:48AM
Nice close up, Nathan. I love the look of it. Deep
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 8:42AM
Hoots mon, great close up shot Nathan, nice detail and lovely eyes, Peter..
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Sep 2012 2:46PM
wonderful eyes and fine detail.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 5:16PM
Great work Nathan. Excellent. Grin

10 Sep 2012 9:15PM
The name of this bird - the wisdom and dignity!
Regards Valery
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 9:19PM
A very big thank you to all for taking time out to have a look and comment on my rather eclectic range of photographs.

Regards Nathan
11 Sep 2012 2:00PM
gorgeous shot
12 Sep 2012 9:52AM
Terrific capture!
Ayoob 7 Australia
13 Sep 2012 9:03AM
Excellent shot full of detail and a delight ful subject.......GrinGrinGrin
Flykt 6 Sweden
16 Oct 2012 8:19PM
Oh! So, so beautiful! I love this picture. Great captured! Smile

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.