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Portrait of a Burrowing Owl

Burrowing owl on a perch

13 total reviews 
Comment from FBI GUY


Cute little fellow. The size is a surprise to me as he looks fierce and imposing. He is certainly givng you a great pose. His eyes are amazing and are giving you the death stare. The lighting and crop make him the star of the scene. Very well captured.

 Comment Written 27-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 28-Jul-2022
    Thanks so much!
Comment from Way West


An excellent entry to the contest! Your photo of this owl is very well focused and the colors are beautiful! The dark background gives your bird so much highlights. I love his intense stare and how well you have compose this. Best wishes for the contest!

 Comment Written 25-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 25-Jul-2022
    Thanks so much!
Comment from CorbyLinda


I love owls. I do not get the opportunity to get photos of them. I have gotten a few in the past but not many.

The image is sharp, colors and exposure are great. The background is well done. I do wish I could see just a tad bit more of the stump he is standing on. That's just my preference nothing against your photo.

Awesome photo and you have an amazing talent. Good luck in the contest. ???

 Comment Written 25-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 25-Jul-2022
    I chose not to reveal more of the perch because it was just a 4x4 post. Many thanks for the review!
reply by CorbyLinda on 25-Jul-2022
    Yes, but like I said it?s just my preference. The pic is stunning.
Comment from Ray Gordon


This is a wonderful shot of this regal looking Owl. A picture similar but not as nice was an adornment for a cigar box. The yellow eyes, the stature, the mottled colored beak and those taloned claws make for an excellent shot. All those shots payed off. Ray

 Comment Written 14-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jun-2022
    Many thanks!
Comment from Glena Jessee-King


What a fantastic composition from the background of the greens and darks so nicely done, the bright eyes, the colorful body, and the pose so erectly, almost serene.

 Comment Written 14-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jun-2022
    Thanks so much for the great review!
reply by Glena Jessee-King on 14-Jun-2022
    You are very welcome, Timothy, and deserved this. Great capture.
reply by Glena Jessee-King on 14-Jun-2022
    You are very welcome, Timothy, and deserved this. Great capture.
Comment from cleo85


This Owl is impressive. I like the proud and confident pose of the bird. Your photo is perfect focused and exposed and has good depth. The enhancements are adequate and expertly done. I appreciate the refinement of textures and detail. The light in the eyes of the bird is especial interesting. The dark background emphasizes the bird profoundly. The photo is expertly composed. The Owl is excellent placed within the frame. The composition is balanced.

 Comment Written 13-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 14-Jun-2022
    Many thanks!
reply by cleo85 on 14-Jun-2022
    You're very welcome! :o)
Comment from MKFlood


i always get tickled at the owls facial. they always look pissed! you did an awesome job on this capture. the angle of the shot of this mean looking owl is great. the capture of the light is great. the clarity is great. i like that you blurred the background. the presentation is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. great eye and awesome work overall.

 Comment Written 12-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 13-Jun-2022
    Much appreciated!
Comment from michiganmike


A beautiful bird and an equally fine shot of him. I like this pose with the direct eye contact. A well cropped image with beautiful details. Best of luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 12-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 13-Jun-2022
    Thanks so much!
Comment from supergold


Sorry Timothy not to be able to give you a five or even a six for a pic which is obviously not sharp enough; unfortunately, because the pose of the owl is very nice;

This rating does not count towards story rating or author rank.
The highest and the lowest rating are not included in calculations.

 Comment Written 12-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 12-Jun-2022
    Hmm? I guess I need to figure out what happened here. I had this enlarged on a 16x20, and it is incredibly sharp. I can see what you are talking about when I enlarge the image that you see though. It?s too bad that you don?t have a view of the original. Thanks for the review and the heads up.
reply by the author on 12-Jun-2022
    I checked this photo out using my computer instead of my phone, and it looks great. Also, it got great reviews. It is disturbing to me because in the gallery where I sell my work, I am known for my sharp photography. This is just as sharp as all my other work or I would have deleted it. I am not complaining about your review, but I don?t know how to avoid this problem.
reply by supergold on 12-Jun-2022
    this is a problem on this site
Comment from Carina Imbrogno


This is such a beautiful and perfect portrait of an owl. It's absolutely stunning. The details are beautiful. The pose is truly incredible. Beautiful natural colors. Outstanding my friend I really love this photograph so much it's a masterpiece. Thank you so much for sharing

 Comment Written 12-Jun-2022


reply by the author on 12-Jun-2022
    Many thanks! Your reviews are always very encouraging.