Back Modifications (1)
Views: 88 (54 Unique)  Award Shortlist   

Short Eared Owl

By martingrancic  
Short Eared Owl
Boundary Bay, South Delta, BC, Canada

Tags: Short eared owl Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


abeeror2 5 23 Australia
1 Jan 2013 2:15AM
Wow thats amazing!Smile

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

S_Psharma 5 1 India
1 Jan 2013 2:27AM
Lovely naturestudy.
Love this Shot, crisp, clean and exceptionalWink
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
1 Jan 2013 3:51AM
I see he was saying something to you when you took this amazing photo !! Excellent capture. I wish you a blessed new year !
suigo 5 Japan
1 Jan 2013 8:28AM
So cute, so fancy!

Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
1 Jan 2013 11:37AM
An outstanding capture, Martin.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 2:43PM
A lovely shot but I think you have annoyed him!
TO JuBarney: Not at all !!! That was just moment. No any harassments! Please don't say that!
paulbroad 10 123 1238 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 7:01PM
Very nicely done. At this size the ISO1600 is OK. Been nice to use 400 or less if possible, though. I have a 7D and it performs well at high ISO. It performs even better at lower settings though.

Paul trust me that i wish to work on lower iso but it was just moment in the middle of fight bunch of owls around so i needed fast shutter speed. And it was rainy day around sunset, so it wasnt enough light at all.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3866 Canada
2 Jan 2013 3:06PM
A nice shot Martin, and good ISO performance. The 400mm prime looks a lot sharper than the 100-400 zoom.

After downloading the image and checking in ACR, the colour temp seemed a little cool, so I have warmed it a little. Checking with threshold and curves also suggests its cool.

I would suggest you can bring some life to the eyes by painting a 1 pixel white spot in the appropriate areas, - makes a difference. if you zoom in close enough you can see where highlights should go.

Theres just a little too much empty space on the left, so cropping to a printable aspect ratio is a good idea.

Ive uploaded a mod with all this included, hope it works for you.

All the best for 2013 on the left coast!



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.