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Contest Finalist in Beautiful Owls Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Anything Birds Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4
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Runner Up in Only Owls Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Only Owls Photo Contest
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Small Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class
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9 Comments | Report
coleenlindstrom PRO+
 
coleenlindstrom January 23, 2018
splendid
NedBurrell PRO
NedBurrell January 24, 2018
Thanks very much
bonjoy PRO+
 
bonjoy February 07, 2018
Congrats on your runner up award!
Saadets_art1 PRO
 
Saadets_art1 February 07, 2018
Congratulations on your runner up award! Nice shot!
NedBurrell PRO
 
NedBurrell February 07, 2018
Thank you all for your support.
PracticeLooking
 
PracticeLooking February 07, 2018
Amazing photo!! Love the expression on their faces "What are you looking at?" - priceless!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 February 17, 2018
❤!!! シ
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 26, 2018
Great picture! Come and check out a few of my photos sometime 😄
sap
 
sap August 21, 2018
Good one
bonjoy PRO+
 
bonjoy August 30, 2018
Congratulations on your "runner up" in Only Owls contest.

Behind The Lens

Location
This parent and chick are little owl's that have nested in an old shepperds barn in west sussex. Spending two hours in a hide the owls had grown accustomed to my presence. however, the clicking from the camera was enough to shock some intrigue into the pair.
Time
a quite summer afternoon.
Lighting
A cloud covered summers afternoon under three large oak trees didn't allow for any interesting light. This did however mean that my focus could be spent mainly on the composition and capturing the right moment.
Equipment
This was taken on a Nikon D500 and a 100-400mm lens that i borrowed from my dad.
Inspiration
Each individual species has its own story to tell. The little owls featured in this photo, for example, are a non native species to england and survive mostly on meal worms. the adult in this photo had another chick and had been a successful parent in the same spot in previous years.
Editing
This photo is largely untouched. However, I tinkered with the background to dull it down and contrast with the stark appearance of the owls. Similarly, I specifically targeted the eyes to bring out a more luminescence and vivid color, although there wasn't much to do with either.
In my camera bag
Being a student my funding doesn't allow for a huge amount of equipment budget. Luckily this means no big bags are necessary. Although my pockets often contain a second hand Nikon D7000 and a 50-300mm Nikon lens that fortunately is effective for most types of photography. other than that: three spare batteries, lens cloth, and two spare memory cards have proven handy on many occasions.
Feedback
except on rare occasions photo's such as this can only really be shot from a hide. Using the lowest iso whilst a low f number allows for faster shutter speed and a more focused foreground. Lastly, take as many pictures as possible. Despite the pain of post editing, it is worth while capturing every intricate characteristic.

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