Another photo from the Sunday meeting at the Barn Owl Centre. This was the Little Owl, who specialised in looking slightly angry. The owl was position in a tree stump placed, with a natural looking background.
Shot handheld from a distance of about 2 meters, later in the afternoon, with the sun directly behind me.
Manual mode f7.1 @ 1/125, ISO 500, spot metering, daylight white balance, single central AF point.
Lens: AF on, 200mm, IS on, 1.4m min focal distance.
Minor Adobe Camera Raw adjustments, Yellow channel on layers boosted slightly to lift the yellow in the eyes, and significantly cropped to remove a distracting dull and overly bright sky. Sharpened (high pass filter) and resized for upload in elements.
Have I removed the context of the tree stump and field location, by cropping to remove the sky and put the focus on the Owl, or does this cropped version work?
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