Lucas_candia
Lucas_candia

Cheeky Owl



An amazing find in the wild! Two cheeky owls trying to disguise themselves as tree branches. I think one of them realised I found them red handed sound cheeky o...
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An amazing find in the wild! Two cheeky owls trying to disguise themselves as tree branches. I think one of them realised I found them red handed sound cheeky owl stuff.
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Contest Finalist in Wilderness Explorer Photo Contest
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Animal Kingdom Photo Contest vol2Top 20 class
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest vol2Top 20 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 28Top 30 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 28Top 10 class week 1
Wilderness Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wilderness Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Capture The Eye Photo ContestTop 10 class
Capture The Eye Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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kathiet PRO
 
kathiet Mar 27
Great shot of a Tawny Frogmouth.

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken on a rainforest trail near my home in Brisbane, Australia. I was gifted with these pair of owls and quickly acted on taking my photo with my humble Canon Powershot and it’s amazing zoom.
Time
This is definitely one of my favourite images. It was near 12pm and my senses told me to stick around a specific area of the trail. Wondering into the forest was my best move as this image will always be a part of my memory of that day.
Lighting
Thanks to the surrounding heavy vegetated forest, the trees allowed only small rays of light to shine through and not over expose the shot. This small but powerful sunshine allowed the colours to brighten and my lens to capture the full experience.
Equipment
I am a self taught 19yr old photographer with a strong visual understanding of how to manipulate and create eye catching images. I don’t use much. In fact this image has had no editing whatsoever and was taken with my only camera, a Canon Powershot SX540 HS.
Inspiration
I’ve always loved the way owl eyes look. Their bright colours and their presence will never be matched. For that reason I knew exactly what I had to do. Finding the right angle was very important and my inspiration to create a beautiful image, as always, was driven by my will to prove myself.
Editing
No! As surprised as you may be or not. I rarely edit my natural images. I’m the kind of person that wants it right from the start. If I have to edit images I feel like it’s cheating to make it look better. Although, when it come it’s abstraction and other types of images I will most likely edit them. But with environmental images I tend to leave them as is.
In my camera bag
The question asks, “What equipment do you normally have in your bag? But the question should ask if I even carry a bag! Haha Yes! I don’t carry a bag, when I choose to go out and take images it’s just me and my trusty camera.
Feedback
From all my young years capturing these types of images I’ve come to learn that it’s all about patience. Sometimes you don’t have to go out looking for it, sometimes it’s more of the effort to wait for the moment to come to you. If a new photographer is like me and wants to take a nice picture of animals, the wait begins! Find yourself a place away from the urban environment and just relax and wait. While your at it, take it all in! Nowadays people rarely stop to just catch a breathe of the fresh air.

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