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Ulysses our European Eagle Owl.

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Laur720 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
He is beautiful. 
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Laur720 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yw
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!   He is gorgeous ... and you've done him justice, with great focus/detail.  :heart:
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's Commenting Month at :iconcrphotography:

This is a  technical and great shot! Ulysses is well centered and almost perfectly symmetric. The white background and detail in his feathers are perfect for stock use. His eyes are vibrant, and he cocks his head just a tiny bit (might just be me).
It's a perfect photo of an Eagle Owl, but he's not showing much expression. In 22, he looks far more menacing, really sort of showing character. He seems kind of dull-witted in this one :hmm: It's stunning either way, but if he'd looked a bit more peculiar I would have liked it even better :)
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comment!

I tried to get him to be centered. I wasn't so sure about the white background (didn't have a choice on that though!) but I am glad it will be useful! :) There comes a point when he isn't very interested or enthused by me taking a bunch of photos of him.  Thanks so much for your input! :)
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :hug:
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tanikel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   Photographer
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I have to agree about the others regarding your composition.  It was definitely a good idea to center-crop on Ulysses - it compliments his straight-on pose and gives it a kind of imposing (I was going to say aggressive, but that might be a little too intense of a description) air to the image.  It definitely fits the predatory bird.  :nod:

You chose a good aperture for the photo, I like how most of him is in focus as opposed to just the eyes or just his face.  I have such a soft spot for barred feathers, so you get extra bonus points for catching the details in them! 
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I am not used to cropping my photos much, so I was hoping it wouldn't look weird being more square than most of my other photos. I am glad you like it!

I usually try to get just the eyes in focus. I have been trying to get some good full body photos lately though, so I have been changing things up a little with my aperture. I do what I can! ;D
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ulysses made a great shot. It is perfectly centered - on either side cropped as much as to place it in the middle. You have zoomed it fantastically, so every detail of the feathers are visible. Impressive are the great round amber eyes - very vigilant and protective as well. The owl looks wise with its high brow and its deep-lying eyes - and proud and sure of itself. Owls have ever been ancient and strange beings of wisdom and tidings for me.

Keep up that great work.

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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D I have a tough time with focusing sometimes, so I am glad the details are clear.
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :)
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KamikazeCharlotte Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shot! The textures, the color.....wow! The thing I like most about it is how up-close and personal it feels. 
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
OMGITSSOCUTEANDIWANNATAKEITHOMEANDCUDDLEIT!!!!  *ahem* Now that that's out of the way.... I love how the owl is perfectly centered, either done by cropping or placing it there, but it works wonderfully.  The owl is looking straight at us, and I think if it had been on either side as opposed to the middle, the eyes wouldn't have such an impact on the overall feel of the photo.  I can't think of a thing negative to say about it, except maybe not have a white background, but that probably was out of your control.

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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, he's not as cuddly as he looks. :)

Thank you! I cropped it that way, I think the original photos was just a LITTLE off. This is one of my favorite photos of him :) As far as the background goes, yea I agree with you. I didn't like having to have a white background, but it was out of my control. Glad you like the photo!
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cheslah Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
Is he your owl? I can't imagine it not being cuddly, though my chickens aren't very lovable either. Haha
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No, he belongs to my falconry sponsor. As used to people as he is, overall he is still a wild animal, so you have to be careful with him. He can really do some damage with his feet.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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This is a great shot - the symmetry is awesome. I'm just wondering whether or not you could experiment with the cropping to make it more intense or not. You could also possibly make the colours a bit more intense so it pops out a bit more but I do like it as it is.
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I actually did crop this photo. I don't have any good editing software, so I don't want to mess with it too much and end up having the quality divebomb. When I get some better software, I will try touching it up a little :)
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Luna1282 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you tried gimp?  It is free and has great plugins for photos.  It is the main software I use to edit my photos. You can get it at www.gimp.org.
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No I have not. I am supposed to be getting "Elements 9" from someone soon. If I don't end up getting it, I will check it out :)
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah fair enough. No worries!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant work! :)
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those pretty eyes!!  :love: 
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea, he has amazing eyes!
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D 
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Ravenith Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous shot! :D
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Ravenith Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Handsome boy!
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
He certainly is! :)
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