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Tawny Portrait

By tigertimb
Sad Sadly I need to be giving my full attention to editing some wedding shots at the moment, so this will be my last upload for a little while, but I'll be back as soon as I can.

The last of the young Tawny Owls, and again one shot with just two different crops to choose from.
As I shot this with a more traditional portrait style and the focus on just the near eye, I thought I'd put the head and shoulder crop up front, which to my mind better fits the style.

All feedback welcome and thank you for all the comments and captions on the less serious shots from the weekend Grin

Tim Smile

Tags: Young British wildlife centre Bwc Tawny owl Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Cormy 8 3 England
7 Feb 2011 12:23PM
Love this,Tim.Superb
Cheers
Alan

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7 Feb 2011 12:36PM
Beautiful - well done Tim

Chris
7 Feb 2011 12:43PM
He looks so very worried to me
A lovely capture
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 12:45PM
As above... he looks a wee bit nervous about the camera lol!! a cracking shot x x x
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
7 Feb 2011 12:46PM
Don't stay away too long, Tim, we will miss these gorgeous images you are taking! Carol
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
7 Feb 2011 12:54PM
magnificent
Dennis
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 12:55PM
Thankyou all for the comments.

They tend to be a little nervous, just where they respond to any sound. Despite being birds of prey, they're quite vulnerable to attacks from other birds, particularly when they're this age.
But I do think they take on quite a different sleeker look when stretched out like this and lose that ball of fluff feel.

Thanks Carol and I will try not to be too long. But I have failed badly at keeping up both at once and feel my friends wedding shots ought to take precedence - iffy, but I may even persuade them to let me upload a few!

Tim
fudgy 5 48 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 12:59PM
beautiful , these birds mesmerise me and you have caught this little fella so well.

love both shots , but nice to see such a close up with v1.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
7 Feb 2011 1:04PM
Like the excellent face details in this, good tones too.
Regards Richard
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 1:06PM
A fitting finale to this wonderful series Tim, I also prefer V1 although it was difficult to choose!
Haste ye back, as they say!
Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
7 Feb 2011 1:13PM
You can't not like these fluffy creatures, can you? Another cracker, Tim, has to be the cropped V1 for me.
Trev Smile
7 Feb 2011 2:19PM
Adorable little fellow. Love the glassiness of their eyes. Great captures Tim, V1 is my favorite.........Sandy
Alvar 9 23 2 France
7 Feb 2011 2:53PM
Brilliant Tim .Great face !!Made me smile.
Alvar
7 Feb 2011 3:46PM
Brilliant set Tim.Well done.
7 Feb 2011 4:26PM
Been afine series and much enjoyed.
Pat
bayleaf1 6 7 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 4:38PM
Wow. Super face capture Tim.
Wonderful.
John.
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
7 Feb 2011 4:56PM
Bright eyes ! Tim. Ron
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 7:01PM
I hope you have all this set framed, they are so so gorgeous, the eyes are so very bright and sharp wonderful work

Linda
2 super shots but V1 has the edge for me. Thanks for the interest you have shown in my uploads - much appreciated & like Carol says don't stay away too long! Louise
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 8:37PM
Great pair to end here with, BUT you better hurry back or I'll set Barb on you as well as myself! see you at the wildlife park in the Cotswolds as soon as the weather improves Tim, has to soon!!
My choice is V1 as love that close up eye detail..geat set of the babies, well all from the BWC that you have shown us.
Lillian
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
8 Feb 2011 12:43AM
A great pair of images Tim I like the reflection in the eye in V1. - gary
8 Feb 2011 4:46AM
awesome capture...
Hope your not away for long.. enjoy seeing your work
WL_Harris 8 3 2 United States
8 Feb 2011 11:33AM
Really nice detail in the eyes and face, I like the crop and the reflections in the eyes.
Lee
mark1309 9 13 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 12:27PM
Beautiful shots, I like both but v2 my favourite,
Mark.
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2011 5:04PM
Superb - stunning details - Very good focus on the head - great lighting

Regards Daniel
8 Feb 2011 5:53PM
Some wonderful Owl shots Tim, a lovely set.

John Smile
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
9 Feb 2011 2:46PM
Superb closeup and focus right on the eyes. Top shot.
Ron
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
9 Feb 2011 11:02PM
A delightful portrait of this youngster, love the big bright eyes and the detail in its soft downy feathers
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
10 Feb 2011 4:05PM
2 crackers Tim, V2 just edges it for me,
Geoff.
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 10:08AM
Beautifully sharp and well focused!

gill .... catching up!
Hi Tim......Excellent set of images, Luv the detail and features on v1, immaculate!
Hoping all is well.....
Suz Smile
RTDS 8 Cyprus
10 Nov 2011 12:05PM
Superb these captures.
Simply stunning.
Robert
Neon 7 9 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2011 2:21PM
great image- currently e2 featured photo.
29 Jan 2012 12:02PM
so cute

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