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Owl

By thatmanbrian
Tried to do something with an otherwise ordinary owl shot by adding the circular vignette to fit the face. Not sure it works or not though?

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
18 Feb 2012 8:14PM
It's subjective, isn't it.

Personally I find it too dark, almost overpowering but then I'm not really a fan of vignetting anyway.

The shot of the owl, however is really good. One I'd be proud to have taken (and I've taken quite a few!)

. . . not sure that that's any help really!

Bren.

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OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 8:18PM
Super capture, love those hypnotic Eye's.
Shaun
ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 8:25PM
I am a fan of vignetting when done right and for me you seem to have got it write with this one. It gives a little more emphasis to the owl. The shot of the owl is spot on too though there is a little of the lighter plumage below the beak that seems to be blown out a little. Otherwise for me the it's a well worked shot
Mike
thatmanbrian 5 342 3 Spain
18 Feb 2012 8:58PM
I agree it is a tad dark now I look at it again so I've upped a mod of my own as I can't do versions.... Thanks for suggestions.
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2012 10:15PM
An owl I have not been able to take a photo of yet...
Love the detail and texures in this image,,
The eyes are so sharp...
Great work...

Dave
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3556 Canada
19 Feb 2012 1:25AM
The vignette is a matter of personal choice, - for me, it doesnt add or subtract as theres really nothing in the background.

I do however think it benefits with toning down highlights; reducing contrast which appears a little harsh; and warming the shot slighly as its a littlew cool (blue), and reducing sharpening (has an effect on contrast also) in some areas.


Loaded a mod for comparison.


Nice detailed shot. Shutter speed very slow for a 300mm shot, - but I expect you used a good support.



regards


Willie
thatmanbrian 5 342 3 Spain
19 Feb 2012 7:24AM
Good mod Willie. I use a monopod by the way.....
paulbroad 9 117 1076 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 3:43PM
Doesn't he look cross?: I like it a lot. Vignette doesn't detract because you only look at the eyes unless criticising a picture - then have to find something to say! The vignette prevents anything in the corners having any effect and the central composition is spot on here. For me, it works a lot.

Paul

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