<< Previous Next >>

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
Photo Information
Copyright: parthasarathi Sengupta (parthasarathi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 166 W: 0 N: 330] (1314)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Sigma 170-500mm
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 12:06
Viewed: 3045
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My morning stroll often felicitated me with some amusing views. My favourite places are Delhi ridge and Qutub area. I found this Spotted Owlet enjoying a deep sleep in the morning. Perhaps the bird was much tired after night long hunt. I stood under the branch and said- hallo. The bird didn't response. I made some sound. The bird with a sweet gesture opened one eye, then turned its head in another direction and closed the eyes. Without disturbing the bird I decided to grab a picture of the sleeping beauty.

eqshannon, gannu has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To haraprasan: Most welcomeparthasarathi 1 08-13 08:55
To ramthakur: Thanks for commentsparthasarathi 1 08-12 21:42
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

The picture is a bit dark for my liking and the face of the bird is also not very clearly visible, Mr Sengupta.
Looks like the light conditions were not up to the mark for this shot taken with your tele lens.
Hope you do not mind my being frank.
Best regards.

He is too cute. You happened upon a morning in the life of an owl. Great human interest on the nature side.


  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-13 22:00]

Sir, You always comeout with such a lovely shot. your observation is amazing. Ganesh

Hi Mr. Partha,
Now this is the size I was wanting you to post here. It is large enough to judge the picture and make critiques or comments. Now this is a very good capture with very good details even in low light conditions. As you have mentioned it was morning i.e. early morning. But the sky looks a bit harsh. I have made some PP adjustments shall post to WS if you allow?
Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Great 
  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-14 10:57]

Hi Parthasarathi,
Splendid shot of this sleeping Owlet with fabulous details and patterns on its plumage. Great POV to portray this nice pose and you have really been lucky to find this one on your morning stroll. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Calibration Check