PRO+
Mission_Man
18 Comments | Report
PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 13, 2016
incredible shot!
 
Bannekh February 14, 2016
Nice shot
 
birgitpruess February 14, 2016
Very nice head shots. I love those piercing eyes.
 
laurensricci February 15, 2016
fantastic!
Premium
 
laurenkaymyers February 19, 2016
Great shot. I love owls and I love this photo!
 
EmileRashelMorris February 20, 2016
The moment you hear someone mumbling something back in an argument haha
Jadeanne April 28, 2016
omg haha XD nice
 
joestanley March 05, 2016
what can u say; just an unbelievably shot
 
vicmatt58 March 06, 2016
Lovely picture, the eyes are so clear and bright, you must of had a hoot taking this one.
 
sydneyosbourne March 26, 2016
Kudos!
PRO+
 
Pamelabole March 30, 2016
Wow....amazing capture....I'm mesmerized by those eyes!!! : ) And congrats on your award!!! : )
 
Jadeanne April 28, 2016
When I talk back, this is the look my stepmum gives me XD
PRO
 
catherinethompson November 03, 2016
Fabulous capture. They eyes draw you right in.
PRO
 
catherinewilliams December 22, 2016
Whiteman Park, Love this bird, hard to get one when she moves her hard around, some days. well done to get into the finals. :)
 
andinorwich December 23, 2016
I, too, have had 3 pots of coffee.... but why do you ask? lol. great shot!
 
anjavanderdonk December 13, 2017
In Just One word, Awesome!
 
susanmcfarland August 02, 2018
Great shot!
 
keepclicking October 28, 2018
Fantastic
 
keepclicking October 28, 2018
Brilliant

The Stare



Views

4884

Likes

Awards

Top Shot Award
Contest Finalist in The Animal Eye Photo Contest
Featured
Contest Finalist in Eagles Or Owls Photo Contest
Spring Selection Award
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 7
Curator's Choice
  View more
Peer Award
Top Choice
+95
Absolute Masterpiece
+94
Superb Composition
+92
Love it
+58
Magnificent Capture
+44
All Star
+17
Superior Skill
+14
Outstanding Creativity
+12
Virtuoso

Submitted to Photo Contests

Tags

Top ClassTM

Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 20 class
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 20 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 2
Top 20 class
Top 20 class week 1
Top 10 class week 1
Top 20 class week 2
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 3
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 1
Top 20 class
Top 20 class
Top 30 class week 2
Top 20 class week 3
Top 30 class week 1
Top 10 class week 2
Top 20 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 20 class week 1
Top 10 class week 1
Top 20 class
Top 20 class week 3
Top 20 class week 2
Top 20 class week 2
Top 20 class week 1
Top 20 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class week 1
Top 20 class
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 2
Top 10 class week 1
Top 10 class
Top 10 class week 1

Categories


Behind The Lens

Location
I took this at the local wildlife park - I was planning to photograph the birds there - so i was ready when the owl turned and looked straight at me.
Time
Mid afternoon.
Lighting
Was in a large open space that is covered by a canopy that naturally filtered the light form the sun.
Equipment
Olympus OM-D EM-1 body with Olympus 40-150 f2.8 (80-300 full frame equivalent). I love shooting with this combination in the field because it is so light but offers great reach for it's size.
Inspiration
I wanted to shoot some tight shots of the birds - so went prepared and ready - no particular inspiration except to always take my photography to another level.
Editing
Minimal - White balance, contrast, light sharpening.
In my camera bag
Field work - 2 x Olympus OM-D EM-1's, Olympus 12-40 f2.8, Olympus, 40-150 f2.8 + 1.4 teleconverter, Leica/Lumix 42.5 f1.2, Olympus 75 f1.8, Olympus 7-14 f2.8, Olympus 60 f2.8 Macro, 2 x Olympus flash. Weddings - 2 x Canon 5D3's, Canon 24-70 f2.8 L MkII, Canon 70-200 f2.8 L MkII, Canon 50 f1.4, Canon 85 f1.8, Canon 16-35 f2.8 L MkII, Canon 100 f2.8 Macro, Canon 14 f2.8 L, Canon 135 f2 L, 2 x Canon 600EX-RT flash units, Westcott Ice Light, Spider double holster camera belt.
Feedback
Constantly practice with your camera so you know how to work it blindfolded, know what you want to shoot that day, go with a plan that is going to give you the best light for what you want to shoot, be patient and wait for the best shot. There are so many people who can't wait and so they miss a shot like this when the bird looks straight at you for a second and you get one chance.

See more amazing photos, Follow Mission_Man