ARCHIVE 410 – BARN OWL, ASLEEP (MONO)

 

 


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Barn Owl, asleep, at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent, Gloucestershire; 2 July 2014.

Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 3200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Antique Portrait preset.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, 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.

19 Responses to ARCHIVE 410 – BARN OWL, ASLEEP (MONO)

  1. bluebrightly says:

    There you go again, making a really soulful photo of a bird, instead of boringly accurate “field guide” images. Wonderful!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      My birding buddy >>> thank you!!!!!! What did I see on the Levels yesterday? A Kestrel >>> which was very sad as they used to be so common but are far less so now – our world moves onwards ….. but not I fear upwards …

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Oh good, that’s great to hear, glad you saw it! I was just talking about Kestrals, and the difference between ours and yours, with a friend in Hannover who had one visit her third floor balcony, where a crow attacked it. 😦 I’m always happy to see Kestrals, usually on a wire over a field in open country here, not near houses or woods so much. Maybe Barn owls are more around farms too, here in the west – the only owls we’ve seen in our yard are Barred owls (Strix varia). They’re really an eastern US bird but expanded their range and now threaten local native owls. It never ends! (But as with Kestrals, I am always happy to see an owl).

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  2. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful portrait, my friend 🙂

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  3. dawnbirdau says:

    Stunning picture, Adrian. Love it!

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  4. TinyJeremy says:

    Awesome, check out my recent post

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  5. Stella says:

    That’s a stunning photo. The sheer detail of the feathers comes across beautifully.

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  6. Beautiful formal portrait.

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  7. Hannah Keene says:

    Love this, Adrian. 🙂

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