Jack and Gill





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16 Comments | Report
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
KatieMcKinneyPhotography September 17, 2015
This is excellent! Beautifully composed!
ElaineCatlingPhotography September 29, 2015
Fantastic capture!
SKeating September 30, 2015
Beautiful shot!
heikebartkowiak October 03, 2015
fantastic ! think the eyes show the mood of the owls.
laurensricci October 08, 2015
judithstopforth October 10, 2015
This is adorable! Stunning capture.
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elued29 October 15, 2015
indeed OUTSTANDING creativity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MarilynB November 12, 2015
terrysigns13 November 26, 2015
Congratulations! This shot was chosen for the"21 Things We Are Thankful For This Thanksgiving!" So well deserved. This is SOOOOO FUNNY!
[Reminds me of me and my hubby...I'm excited about new things and he's suspicious! ]
andrevondeling February 06, 2016
Great image! love the 2 different expressions..
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SnowbunnyPhotography February 11, 2016
LOL! Looks like you're getting the stink eye! haha! :-) Gorgeous capture. :-)
dalgarno October 24, 2016
Nice hooters
Nancybou October 24, 2016
Wow, the suprised and the doubtfull...beautifull!!
BeautifulImagePhotography October 24, 2016
Mean wise Happy and Grumpy debate weather or not to order out.
vdench October 25, 2016
I'm surprised who's angry
lizalockyermarsh March 10, 2017
Wow amazing capture
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Behind The Lens

I took this image a few years ago, in 2012, when I was starting to be a bit more serious about photography. I was quite inetrested by wildlife and started to look for opportunity to photograph animals and birds. I went to visit an organization called in french Union québécoise de réhabilitation des oiseaux de proie (UQROP), a Quebec (Canada) provincial network dedicated to the rehabilitation of birds of prey. This is an awesome place to practice your birds portraits and at the same time you give a few dollars to help run this very important organization.
I was during the afternoon, and the light was far from being perfect, but the subjects were awesome!
The birds are in open cages so you work with ambient light, which is good and I went for a backlight image.
A Canon EOS-1D Mark IV with a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS, handheld
I was blown away by the look of those very small but so expressive Tengmalm's owls, especially the male that is so funny! They are like this cute but odd couple and I waited to get a good light and the right expression. Everytime I show this photo I get a laugh :-)
I made a few basic adjustments (contrast, opening the shadows).
In my camera bag
When I do a serious photo trip, I will have quite a heavy load. For example, at this summer Tanzania Safari, I had 3 bodies and a range of lenses to be able to photograph wildlife in any condition quickly: one with a 24-105mm, one with a 100-400 mm and one with a 500mm. I also carry a 1.4X and a 2X, so I can have more reach. Like a lot of my fellow photographers I tend to bring too much gear on my trips and when I come back I always decide to bring less the nest time, but of course, I don't! But sometimes, I will go on a trip, for example in a city and bring one body and one prime lens, and see where this takes me.
In a zoo environment like this, use a long focal. It will help you to eliminate the wire fencing in your image. p.s. I am french speaking... I apologize for my English! Thanks

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