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February 6, 2012
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1/180 second
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400 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 4, 2012, 5:03:30 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
What? by IvanAndreevich What? by IvanAndreevich
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"What?" Grabbed my boots and ventured into the swamp for a much closer look. This owl seemed more awake, and was not scared at all.

Wish I could adopt this owl, cause it's freaking awesome.

Location: Boundary Bay, Delta, Beautiful British Columbia.
Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6.
Technique: Photoshop CS5 from 1 RAW.
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Okay, To start off, I love this picture. Black and white feathers can really draws to a persons attention because black and white are opposite colors and have different contrast. Colors that aren't next to each other on the color wheel such as blue and orange, purple and yellow, and red and green, can really catch anybody's eye within miles. And even though Black and White aren't technically apart of the color wheel, their dark and light contrast (the opposite colors) really bring attention to the picture. The feathers are one of the main things that bring attention to this picture, but let's also talk about the orange eyes. The owl's body has black and white feathers which brings people's attention to the body. But, even though the black color is gone when we get to the head, it still gets are attention because of the orange eyes. Automatically, any color surrounded by white can get anyone's attention because that's the thing that's being focused on the most. But, what I like about your picture in particular is how bold the orange color is, and the bolder the color the more outstanding it is, and you did a really good job of that. Another thing is that your main focus for the viewers to acknowledge is the owl, in other words you didn't have anything in the background that distracted anyone from the owl. But, in all honesty you have one of the best photography skills I've seen and you probably always focused on the most important part of the picture, which is one of the most important aspects a photographer needs, especially if it's a photographer as good as you. Overall, this picture is just amazing like all the other pictures you have in your collection. I hope you enjoyed my critique, it's my first one so, I hoped you liked it. Keep up the good work!!!!! And I hope to see more amazing works like this one later on in the future!!!!!
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lintu47 Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been re-featured in my Weekly Feature Article.
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List, you might find other works of yours in there.
Have a nice day :huggle:
IvanAndreevich Apr 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thx again
lintu47 Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, you're welcome :huggle:
wow, this picture just screams at me, I love it!
mydigitalmind Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave: This beauty has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's and/or #Birds-Club's top submissions for the month of February. You can find the article which also contains other beautiful bird art here: [link]
IvanAndreevich Feb 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
mydigitalmind Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! I just made a trip to see my first Snowy. I didn't get this close, but still got better looks than expected at an adult male. They are beautiful birds!
oh wow, the expression is stunning! <3
karliosi Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
simply gorgeous.
beautiful shot (:
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