I Am the Brave One
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-10-21 3:09]
WOW! What a fantastic and lovely portrait of this proud and beautiful bird! I love the keen clear eye and the perfectly sharp details as well as the wonderful DOF and composition. I think it most interesting that these birds nest in ground burrows. I didn't know it.
Thank you very much for sharing.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-10-21 5:42]
Is is strange, Rick, more and more your pictures look different from a year ago, there is something in it, I guess it is becoming your style, more precise and personal. This portrait is very simple, yet it is fantastic and says a lot about this beautiful owl. The light is great and the colours very well exposed. thank you my friend!
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-10-21 5:43]
A delightful close portrait of a juvenile Burrowing Owl taken from your archives. The pose, POV, technical qualities and composition are excellent and the OOF Bg helps show him up well in the fine lighting.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
- Dave (2178)
- [2008-10-21 6:34]
Very good and informative note. The picture is beautiful. He is as handsome as he is bold. Great capture!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-10-21 7:55]
a very beautiful portrait shot of the Burrowing Owl
with very fine POV and framing, beautiful colours,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-10-21 8:15]
Nice archival Rick...Send me one..it fits into my autumnal feeling..I am trying to arrange a winter video..and getting an early start...Snowy owls..do you have those there as well? Good show. I have one on my wall as I type...as a matter of fact it yours:-0
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-10-21 9:24]
Unbelievable that you were so close to this youngster. You didn't waste the opportunity - a fantastic portrait. How could you have kept this hidden for three years? The face is gorgeous - the eye, beak and textures are amazing. Looks like he's smiling for the camera. Beautiful plummage, colors, background and a superb composition.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-10-21 9:45]
Wonderful shot of this owl.Beautiful colour and detail.Excellent POV and DOF. A very well composed portrait.TFS
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-10-21 11:26]
Hi Rick. i like the light in this picture of the owl. Such fine detail in the feathers and large eye. all with natural colours. With a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-10-21 11:58]
A great portrait of this owl. Excellent focus and sharpness. Great light and wonderful colours.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-10-21 12:12]
You are definitely sharing a wonderful world. You always find these special animals. This one is no exception. Extraordinary portrait of a juvenile Burrowing Owl.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-10-21 12:37]
Fantastic portrait of this Burrowing Owl. The sharpness and details are very good. Excellent POV, DOF and composition. Beautiful natural colours.
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-10-21 19:04]
Excellent portrait.Nice composition and very sharp image.Excellent plumage detail.Also beautiful OOF Bg and greta expresiion in your subject eye.
- iti (7939)
- [2008-10-22 11:08]
A very nice portrait.Good colours and sharpness details.
This is a brilliant shot, Rick!
You've captured this cute Owl really well.
Great clarity and detail.
I love that yellow eye :-)
Very well done,
p.s how close were you?
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-10-23 15:41]
Hola Rick. Great sharpness in this beautiful photo. Lovely pose and what a beautiful color of his eyes.
Nice to be back here again, I have been very busy working in the ranch to far away from internet. Say hi to Lucy for me Ok.
- pirate (7474)
- [2008-10-26 5:13]
quite close you say? I would tell this is incredibly close!
just perfect compo!
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-10-27 17:04]
Great shot, superb sharpness and depth of field, beautiful natural colors, lovely light, excellent clarity and fantastic details in the plummage and eye.
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-10-27 19:07]
An amazing POV for this one.
The colours are rich and well saturated.
Lovely eye detail and colour,the yellow really stands out against the deep green of the grasses.
Nicely composed in the frame.