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The Stare Down by Behrfeet The Stare Down by Behrfeet
Early in the afternoon we headed off to the marsh at the head of the lake where I live. On the way there I decided to take a detour and we came across an old barn complete with a Great-Horned Owl in the loft opening
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CanadianRy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I have featured this photo in my latest journal [link]
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Behrfeet Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
wow ..... thanks! An incredible amount of work to do these features .... so very much appreciated to be included :w00t:
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Now, THAT's a sure fave! That is such a gorgeous image! The only thing I'd perhaps try is cropping it a bit closer, so that the owl is a little bigger. How you captured the light in its eye is incredible!
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Behrfeet Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I thought the same thing and tried several different crops ..... I even had my special lady in on the decision and we both thought that even though the owl was more prominent, cropping it down really lost the cool aspect of where it was in that opening. I think the difference would be having a cool close-up of just an owl or a more artistic shot of an owl. Both being more artistic we went with that. Of course it's never right or wrong .... it's personal preference :]
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Hmm, I understand. Often I have also tried to crop a picture, but found out that it really didn't work. Sometimes you just need the environment around it. Whatever, it is really a great shot!
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Pertokeyo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
This owl has his eye on you.
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Behrfeet Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
It did! For sure! It heard me creeping up the loft steps and was keeping a close eye on me but didn't move till my lady tried to sneak around the outside and get a shot .... then it was off!
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mialythila Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
"Here's looking at you kid" is what comes to mind, great shot!
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Behrfeet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
lol ... for sure .... and thanks!
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