"Intensity" - Hunting Short-eared Owl
A stunning photo of this floating owl, and I add it to my theme "Animals' Behaviour".
The eager expression of the animal , the sharp details, the natural colours are a pleasure to view. The foreground depicting the habitat add interest to your image.
Thanks for sharing, and I add the photo to my favorites.
Warm greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2013-08-25 11:03]
I think the owl hunts not for photographer. Astounding eye-contact and POV. Wingspread is also great as well as freezing of the scene. TFS and best wishes.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2013-08-25 11:56]
Impressive photo with this frontal POV. Impressive are the big wings and clear eyes too. Beautiful natural colours and excellent sharpness.
- Hotelcalifornia (14408)
- [2013-08-25 12:00]
Excellent work.Like it very much.To capture a flying bird keeping its all details, is the toughest job to a photographer.Stationary subject is easier than this.Nice to see it.
Thanks for sharing,
- fragman (43778)
- [2013-08-25 12:06]
amazing flight capture, the frame is needless though, TFS Ori
- siggi (52850)
- [2013-08-25 12:23]
Well done picture!The DOF is perfect, the sharpness and colours are nice.A great image! TFS.
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2013-08-25 22:59]
Impressive in flight photo Nigel! Perfect timing, excellent composition and framing, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
- aruntp (5379)
- [2013-08-26 0:13]
excellent image of flying bird. excellent angle and timing. tfs.
- JoydebChaudhury (7753)
- [2013-08-26 3:03]
Amazing inflight catch with great details and an impressive posture.
Thanks and best regards,
- Maynayquan (1716)
- [2013-08-26 5:33]
I feel so excited to see this Short-eared Owl in your pic. I've never seen owls in the wild, let alone this species, not in the least, an owl flying! Superb sharpness,esp. the eyes, great details and excellent colours, and fantastic composition. Very well done!
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2013-08-26 5:51]
Thanks for your critique on my butterfly picture, Nigel.
I like your note as much as I like your picture of an Owl in flight. The note is first hand and makes an interesting read. I endorse your views on the picture size limitations here on TN.
As you mentioned in your note, the Owl is looking you straight in the eye and you have captured its facial expression exceptionally well. With your well chosen camera settings, you have frozen the bird in mid flight with your bulky lens hand-held. Bravo!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2013-08-26 6:03]
Ciao Nigel, great capture of lovely in-flight owl, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2013-08-26 6:19]
THANK YOU NIGEL FOR YOUR HELP. I WAS REALLY RUSHED YESTERDAY TO POST THIS FRESH IMAGE......I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO WORRY ABOUT COLORS....INDEED YOUR WORKSHOP IS CLOSE TO THE TRUE NATURAL COLORS OF THE SKY AND BIRD.
I missed some of your photos...This one and the previous one are really superb.
THANK YOU AGAIN! MARIUS.
- iti (7939)
- [2013-08-26 9:53]
Excellent moment captured. Perfect detail and focus.
Amazing natural colors.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2013-08-26 19:38]
I would be thrilled to death to get even the opportunity to photograph an owl in the wild like this, but I rarely see any here in Ohio. I did managed to get a shot of one sitting in a tree in Oklahoma this summer, but that was definitely a rarity for me.
You managed to capture this gorgeous bird inflight and in super sharp focus. For this I say congratulations!!
- lousat (65489)
- [2013-08-27 5:38]
Hi Nigel,absolutely fantastic whit in flight face to face whit this beautiful owl,great timing and 3D effect,i hope to made a pic like this one day...but the birds don't love me...ehee...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- Cobo (5799)
- [2013-08-30 0:34]
Great picture of this bird flying! Excellent sharpness and deep of field. Congratulation.
- foozi (25839)
- [2014-01-24 0:45]
very lively frontal in flight capture. This well frozen shot is splendid. You composed it so lively at the corner.
- periko (1487)
- [2015-07-16 22:14]
You caught an impressive moment in the flight of this owl.
Sharp details on its face, amazing gaze.