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Eagle Owl

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 4 June 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This Eagle Owl was part of the falconry display team and I photographed it at Jarrow's Medieval Fayre on Sunday 22nd May.

Played with the background in Photoshop because it was full of distractions, mainly using the radial blur filter and a layer mask.

PENTAX K100D 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 330 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nicely masked. Beautiful portrait.

4 Jun 2011 5:28am

gobou from Bamako, Mali

Perfect - a jewel

4 Jun 2011 5:34am

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Excelente nitidez. Buena captura.

4 Jun 2011 6:06am

Farhaat from Manama, Bahrain

this is fantastic! love the clarity.

4 Jun 2011 6:12am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Most be the wise old owl I've heard so much about?

4 Jun 2011 6:20am

marci from in, Morocco

it turned out wonderfully!! it almost looks like a screen shot from a movie, the way it pops off the screen. really great shot and processing.

4 Jun 2011 6:37am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow wow wow Curly. An amazing shot - beautifull detail.

4 Jun 2011 7:02am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

How dramatic, Curly. Your work on the background was worth every moment. This image is fully captivating.

4 Jun 2011 7:27am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5***

4 Jun 2011 7:48am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great details and sharpness.
perfect treatment with the background.
well done!

4 Jun 2011 8:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Very wise looking owl - and the feather detail is beautiful. Great work with the processing. The background to the shot is the one 'setting' we never have much control over - except in post production!

4 Jun 2011 8:13am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

His nictitating membrane gives him a zombie look!

4 Jun 2011 8:46am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Owl is popping out...wonderful effect.

4 Jun 2011 8:47am

Lara from Vienna, Austria

I like it! I like it I like it I like it I like it I like it I like it I like it! really! again, one of your really great photos!

4 Jun 2011 9:03am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good portrait, fantastic details!

4 Jun 2011 9:10am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautifully developed background. A owl looks great.

4 Jun 2011 10:24am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning capture of this owl who definitely is trying to make a statement with that eye-catching plumage. Great job on the background work as well.

4 Jun 2011 11:48am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully captured and your pp work surely enhances it! Well done Curly! ;-)

4 Jun 2011 11:56am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A wonderful photo fully worthy of Audubon!

4 Jun 2011 12:32pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Nice detail of the feathers on the breast. I like the radial blur effect.

4 Jun 2011 12:54pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Another great image! I love the detail in those feathers!

4 Jun 2011 1:38pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! wonderful bird !

4 Jun 2011 1:41pm

joemulligan from United States

Great texture in those feathers, and that claw....is there one toe missing. Powerful shot. I didn't know about radial blur. Have to check that out.

4 Jun 2011 3:57pm

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe prise

Bonne journée

4 Jun 2011 4:21pm

Florence from Paris, France

Nice and symetric pattern of its feathers. Nice attitude and grat close-up.

4 Jun 2011 4:38pm

Uistnomad from North Uist, United Kingdom

Very nice shot

4 Jun 2011 4:48pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Cool as you like, just one foot on the ring.
Great shot

4 Jun 2011 5:07pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Wonderful bird, suitable background!

4 Jun 2011 5:36pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot! Nice composition and details...

4 Jun 2011 6:07pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

bravo curly, braviiiiiiiiiiiisimo *****

4 Jun 2011 6:49pm

philippe from moselle, France

whaou !!! c'est magnifique, les textures sont extra, j'adore !!!

4 Jun 2011 6:57pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wowwwwwwwww , stunning , fabulous details !!!!! 5*

4 Jun 2011 7:16pm

STEED from D, France

Fascinating ...........

4 Jun 2011 7:59pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

the textures of the feathers are incredible. great job on the background

4 Jun 2011 8:11pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Super shot, nice details !

4 Jun 2011 8:14pm

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

Nice plumage, but when an eagle owl gives you the 'V' sign, it's time to move on

4 Jun 2011 8:39pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

interesting eyes and a beautiful capture!

4 Jun 2011 8:47pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful capture

4 Jun 2011 9:18pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great portrait of a beautiful real owl! I have a fondness for them these nice animals! Best regards, Adela

4 Jun 2011 9:23pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


4 Jun 2011 10:12pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

very good.

4 Jun 2011 10:38pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

SUPER SHOT, Curly ... a wonderful image in all ways!

5 Jun 2011 12:00am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

This might be an interesting series to wait for...very cool close up of this Owl! Excellent treatment...perfect clarity!

5 Jun 2011 12:40am

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

A really super shot!!

5 Jun 2011 1:27am

dean musgrove from United States

This wise guy will love his portrait.

5 Jun 2011 2:25am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

why is it the birds you'd most like to kiss are also the
ones that are most likely to eat one of your eyeballs?

5 Jun 2011 5:08am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A beautiful bird, and professional treatment!

5 Jun 2011 5:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful portrait. He has such beautiful color!

6 Jun 2011 12:44am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

It is as if light was coming out of his eyes..an awesome shot...superb details..

6 Jun 2011 5:09am

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

wow ! its so serius and maybe angry?!

6 Jun 2011 4:35pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Great shot and the colours are so natural

6 Jun 2011 4:39pm

Roland from Manila, Philippines

beautiful creatures...so detailed that the face seems to express an emotion...

6 Jun 2011 7:09pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Les couleurs et le dessin de son plumage sont extraordinaires! Une excellente photo animalière, bravo!!

7 Jun 2011 6:32pm

Taina from Madrid, Spain

Great colours, love the detail of the picture , one can even feel the feathers , so soft ...

12 Feb 2012 12:03pm

1/180 second
ISO 200
330 mm (35mm equiv.)