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Owls Eye (knot)

By sluggyboy
Hi saw this and thought it resembled a owls eye ,, what do you think ?

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1962 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 2:22PM
Well seen and captured, Mark, and I agree that the tree knot does look like the eye of an owl.
You have included just enough of the tree for it to look like an owl.
I'm not sure what you want in the way of critique here.
I usually class tree bark as an abstract, but this has an extra illusion aspect to it.
You have presented this in colour, but I feel that black and white would suit it better, further enhancing the illusion.
I have done a modification where I changed it to mono, adjusted levels for added contrast, and sharpened.
My second modification has a brown hue added, which is appropriate to both the bark and the idea of it being an owl.

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iancrowson Plus
7 211 146 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 4:02PM
Well spotted, looks like an owl to me too,
paulbroad 10 123 1195 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 7:25PM
It does, too. Well seen.

banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3771 Canada
1 Dec 2012 5:08PM
It certainly does. Good advice above. For me, theres an obvious mod where you use two copies, and flip one to make an entire Owls face. I couldnt resist it, and when presented like this I think colour, with some toning works, - not unlike mod2. I have "suggested" a beak and eye reflections with some tweaks.



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