Long-eared Owl, at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent, Gloucestershire; 2 July 2014.

As often happens with living things, I’m close in to the individual both by means of a telephoto and via cropping of the resulting image. 

The eye – to me the really vital, vibrant and living focus of the shot – is in focus, while all of the surrounding patterns and textures are blurring into an “impression of the beast”.

Click onto the image to see a larger version in a separate window – certainly recommended.

Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 250mm; 3200 ISO; Dfine 2; Color Efex Pro 4.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

14 Responses to ARCHIVE 566 – LONG-EARED OWL

  1. bluebrightly says:

    I love it, Adrian, the warmth and textures, the direction of that eye…great stuff, as you might say yourself. 😉


  2. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful image! He has you in his sights 🙂


  3. krikitarts says:

    Aye-aye, Sir, the eye!


  4. Sybille Lengauer says:

    looks like s/he is overthinking some really heavy philosophical topics. Great pic, thanks for sharing.


  5. Wow. What a stunning owl. If I only focus on its eyes, I would think it is actually a lion. Well done, Adrian. Really stunning.


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