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easypickings
09-14-2008, 08:38 PM
A few from the Birds of Prey exhibit at the Wye Marsh in Midland. Thank you for looking.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/easypickings/DSC_0173.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/easypickings/DSC_0075.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/easypickings/BarnOwl.jpg

kiley9806
09-14-2008, 09:33 PM
these are beautiful! i especially like the 3rd one, the dark eyes stand out so well against the light feathers. great dof on all. they are all great in their own ways - the 1st guy looks cranky, and the over-the-shoulder glance goes well with it. and the middle guy looks like he's giving a lecture to college students... haha :D

tirediron
09-14-2008, 11:41 PM
Well done (Just a point of interest, always try and make sure that the eyes of people and animals are in sharp focus; it #1, the point of focus is the beak and DoF is insufficient to include the eyes as well).

easypickings
09-15-2008, 06:53 AM
Kiley, thank you :) I think the center owl was complaining because her brother was flying whilst she was sitting it out.

tirediron, thank you too. I do agree that focus needs to be on the eyes. I just liked the way the beak was tucked into the feathers on this one.

Marko
09-15-2008, 11:56 AM
This is the show forum so I'm not offering a real critique here.

Just wanted to say that these are quite striking and i like the way the birds stand out from their backgrounds.