PEOPLE 182 – SELFIE IN AN OWL’S EYE

 

 

Selfie in an owl's eye
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My reflection in the eye of a Burrowing Owl at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent, Gloucestershire; 2 July 2014.

The owl?  Striking natural beauty, the face of a killer, the last thing many small creatures see of this world.

Me?  Classic stance, elbows tight in to my sides to provide a rigid support for the camera and, well, not the slimmest of souls …

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 3200 ISO.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

27 Responses to PEOPLE 182 – SELFIE IN AN OWL’S EYE

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    Brave one, aren’t you? 🙂

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  2. THIS IS MY FAVORITE TO DATE! (As a fan of owls and your selfies)
    xxx
    ATP

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Your favourite to date???!!! Wow, send ample funds sooner than soonest – as Ghostbusters put it, “No job is too big, no fee is too big!”.

      And, just for a change, I think I’m going to send you a full quality jpeg – BUT, this image is quite an enlargement, so you may find that it won’t print big, if you’re thinking of printing it. But, once again! >>> ENJOY!!! A xxx

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  3. Taking photo bombing to a new level?! Superb shot!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, D&Z! But you know, I’m not up with things – what is “photo bombing”? Adrian

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      • It’s when you appear in someone else’s “selfie” which technically you’re not doing here, but I thought it might appeal to your sense of humour!

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Ah, I see! So that means I think that the owl is photo bombing me by appearing – dominating even! – my selfie >>> the swine!!! A sense of humour? Oh I’ve got one of those alright, and it seems to me that making others laugh and smile is one of the really worthwhile things in Life. So never shirk from humour, its always welcome here! A 🙂

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  4. Malin H says:

    How wonderful!!
    Excellent self portrait, my friend. And different too.

    I hope you’re fine! I’m ok, the sun is shining here in Sweden and it feels like summer again.

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  5. krikitarts says:

    The time you’ve spent as a pupil of the macro movement is showing through, Adrian. Those who have inspired you would be proud.

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  6. Meanderer says:

    Fantastic idea on the selfie theme; Insp’eye’red! The softness in the close-up of the owl is marvellous on its own, but to include a selfie in its eye is very imaginative and creative.

    It reminds me of a character in the 70s series ‘Space 1999’. You may have been out of the country when it was being shown. During the second series, a character called ‘Maya’ was introduced. She came from another planet and had special characteristics, one of which was to be able to transform into anything she could imagine: a bird, another person, a rock, a plant, etc. You would see the imagined subject in her eye and she would then change into it. Transfer this to your image, and the owl could turn into you 🙂

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    • Meanderer says:

      Some of Maya’s transformations:

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      • Adrian Lewis says:

        Oh I love this – thanks for sending it! There’s something about it, its from another age – and it brings that age back to me very vividly – maybe we were more innocent then, and we weren’t polluted by the now standard levels of image and hype. Takes me back to The Avengers – Emma Peel(!!!) and John Steed – wow I feel old, but rejuvenated! 🙂

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you very much, my friend, that’s praise indeed!

      No, I can’t recall ‘Space 1999’ – I didn’t watch much TV in the 70s, for much of the time I didn’t have a TV, and then it was Kenya – where I didn’t have a phone either, which had decided pluses.

      And if the owl’s going to turn into me, its going to find it damned difficult getting airborne … 😉 … tweet twuooo, tweet tuwooooooo …. mayday, mayday!!! …..

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  7. LensScaper says:

    A fine figure of a man! And the bird’s not bad looking either.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      “A fine figure of a man” – now is that an accurate medical diagnosis, Andy??? Hope so, but my wife won’t agree >>> and the bird? The bird leaves me standing …even when its not flying … or burrowing …

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  8. Sallyann says:

    Wonderful. 😀

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