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Dwarf Owl



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17 Comments | Report
Hattie PRO
 
Hattie January 12, 2015
I want to reach in and touch him! Love owls, so I'm a follower. Congrats on a great capture.
LucyLoo
 
LucyLoo January 14, 2015
How Gorgeous :-D
jantaylor_0908 PRO+
 
jantaylor_0908 January 16, 2015
The eyes are so intense, well done!
KatAngel9
 
KatAngel9 January 17, 2015
Beautiful, I love Owls!
SharonKL
 
SharonKL January 22, 2015
Stunning!!
KenBrakefield PRO+
 
KenBrakefield February 06, 2015
This is awesome. Well done.
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK February 20, 2015
Superb! Such detail
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 03, 2015
Great capture & detail. - Jake
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 April 12, 2015
He is so cute. I just want to pick him up and take him home with me.
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 April 12, 2015
Congrats on you awards.
rossano PRO
 
rossano August 21, 2015
Very nice...
nandicmb
 
nandicmb August 31, 2015
Dramatic capture of the eyes! Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Animals Are Beautiful Photo Contest!!
Grassquit
 
Grassquit September 15, 2015
Wow .. this one I adore!
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell January 29, 2016
Beautiful image
garykavanagh PRO
 
garykavanagh June 05, 2017
Awesome composition and amazing colors. I love the eyes!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson August 20, 2017
Fabulous. Birds are great subjects.
Alfredo_Jose PRO+
 
Alfredo_Jose February 20, 2018
Wow, over the top!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at Rutland Falconry & Owl Sanctuary.
Time
It was around 11:30 am
Lighting
Natural lighting and no flash.
Equipment
The equipment used to take the shot : Canon 5D Mk1 with a Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 II APO EX DG.
Inspiration
We decided to go here as my wife and I love Birds of Prey, and you can really get up close to the birds. Obviously we asked before hand if it was OK to take photos, and they told us so long as a Flash wasn't used. We were very lucky to get this close to the Dwarf Owl and to take his photo, we had only paid the £6 entry fee but a few people had paid a lot more money for a more close up experience. I am not one for being backwards at coming forwards and asked if I could take some photos and they kindly agreed. There are many shots of different birds I took that day and this is one stood out because of the eyes and fascial features. I was very lucky to get so many beautiful shots of these animals, I then offered to send quite a lot of the shots back so they could use for their Merchandise, Calanders and Mugs etc.
Editing
I can honestly say that the only post processing done was to crop the image.
In my camera bag
I normally carry : Lowe Pro Flipside 400AW a great bag and so comfortable, Canon 5D Mk1, Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 II APO EX DG Lens, Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 HSM APO EX DG Lens, Yongnuo 560 MkII Flash, Joby Pro Sling Strap which is awesome. Many CF memory Cards, 3 Legged Monopod which is Light Weight, Spare Batteries, and the normal cleaning kit.
Feedback
I don't think I am in a position to give advice, I am not a Pro Photographer and I am self taught. All I can say is be prepared for anything, take as many shots as possible at as many different angles as possible but just be aware of the light. I have a disability and I do have limitations as for getting into strange positions for different angled shots but I always try and hopefully the shots speak for themselves.

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