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Eye Beauty Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
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Macro Photo Contest Speed SeriesTop 10 rank
NaturesBounty February 17, 2019
Great photo!
nina050 March 05, 2019
Absolutely outstanding.....!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
Eddieuuu071 March 06, 2019
Keefyboy Platinum
Keefyboy March 10, 2019
BarbsT January 05, 2020
Wow, superb capture!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
texaaronpueschel February 24, 2020
Very, very good shot. A winner.
Pjerry March 07, 2020
BiggShots Ultimate
BiggShots March 24, 2020
Wow, saw this shot as I was scrolling wayyyy on down to leave a comment on a previous picture. I cannot stand this new Viewbug layout!! However, I absolutely love your picture, lol. ;)
pablosantiago August 05, 2020
samanthahorne_4434 October 18, 2020
Love love love
ronjudyluv2travel Platinum
ronjudyluv2travel December 30, 2020
Wow...incredible eye macro!
NatureLoverJJWal January 11, 2021
Awesome. Congratulations on your People's Choice in Bird's Eye Photo Challenge!
Joviaal PRO
Joviaal January 12, 2021
Congratulation on your win Michel, with this beauty of a detailed close-up image.
JayneBug Ultimate
JayneBug January 12, 2021
Wow......Stunning! Congratulations on your People's Choice award.
Pamelabole PRO
Pamelabole January 12, 2021
Wow....amazing capture!! Congrats on your well deserved challenge award!!
BarbsT August 11, 2021
Wow, this is a superb close-up Michell, such detail in the feathers and in the eye.
kurtsnyder Ultimate
kurtsnyder August 19, 2021
"EYE" think this is a winner! Kurt
kurtsnyder Ultimate
kurtsnyder November 23, 2021
Amazing and perfect capture!
kurtsnyder Ultimate
kurtsnyder December 09, 2021
Beautiful closeup - even the interesting reflection in the sharply foocused eye draws attention!! Great shot Michel!!! Kurt
deekaycee Ultimate
deekaycee December 24, 2021
Powerful photo!
irenakatiliene February 13, 2022
Nerealus kadras, super už fiksavimas... Man labai patinka.I like it
terrymccollum March 25, 2022
Love this photo... You to submit it for the "Eyes Light" contest. Congratulations!
NatureCoast Ultimate
NatureCoast August 19, 2022
Congratulations on your PC award for this beautiful capture and with such great detail!
jw719 PRO
jw719 August 19, 2022
Congratulations on the Peoples Choice win.
NaturesBounty August 21, 2022
Congratulations on your Inner Vision challenge win, Michel. A well-deserved win!!!
Joviaal PRO
Joviaal August 25, 2022
Gefeliciteerd Michel, dieper in de ziel kan je niet zien.
MyStyleNZ PRO+
MyStyleNZ November 11, 2022
Brilliant Photo
helenmckay_0855 December 06, 2022
Love it
kurtsnyder Ultimate
kurtsnyder August 29, 2023
Absolute perfection Michel! Kurt 😁
jw719 PRO
jw719 December 05, 2023
Such detail!
LindieK PRO
LindieK Feb 24
Great macro-shot! Well done !
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Behind The Lens


This photo was taken at the opening of a garden centre.


I think it was early afternoon.


As it was inside, it was tl light and the owner didn't want to display the owl because it was to crowded.


This shot was actually taken with my Galaxy phone


I love Owls and i don't like them to be in captivity, but being so close to one, the photographer in me awoke and i just had to capture it.


Because of the harsh light from the tl. I had to remove lot's of shadow and highlights. And the background was so ugly, i cropped 'till you couldn't see it anymore

In my camera bag

I try to carry my Canon EOS 90D with the Tamron usd g2 f2.8 70-200mm with a 2x extender every where i can.


Make sure you always have a camera in any form with you. You never know when a photo opportunity occurs.

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