Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oehoe II, Flanders Fields


Oehoe II, Flanders Fields, originally uploaded by - di.

This owl is actually called Eagle Owl in English and I just fell in love ...

8 comments:

Pouty Lips said...

This is an absolutely beautiful shot.

Mlle said...

oh dear... this is so gorgeous! Tell us more about the equipment that allowed you to get this looking so amazing!!

Di Mackey said...

Thank you, Ms Pouty Lips :)

Mlle, it was just me, the owl, its handler, and my Canon EOS 5D Series II camera. I checked the image in Photoshop CS2 but it didn't need anything done, sometimes there's a minor levels adjustment as I usually shot on 2/3's of a stop under, and so I downsized and published it on the blog.

No tricks.
Everyone asks me and I'm never sure whether to be complimented or insulted that people think it's all done someplace else outside of the camera xo

RD said...

Oh, Di, so stunning. Those eyes! Don't be insulted--it's a compliment! Most of us can't begin to capture or create an image like this without serious technological help. You are gifted!

Di Mackey said...

Thanks RD, and really, I was laughing as I wrote of compliment versus insult. Shannon knows me ... I'm actually truly really not clever enough to work much in photoshop. My daughter does the heavy duty stuff but a comment on the other owl photograph and I understood what Ms Mlle meant - once she realised that the beautiful owl came with a handler's arm and she understood all :)

kompoStella said...

Di, these owl shots are great. you're lucky to have been that close to such a beautiful bird.
i've spent a lot of time trying to catch a glimpse of the owl i hear in the night but no luck... so far.
thanks for sharing.

furiousBall said...

the orange eyes are so darn beautiful

Di Mackey said...

I was lucky, kompo Stella, so lucky. I was like a kid at Christmas and kept going back to them. Their owner teased me that I would need a dvd not a cd when it came time to sending him his set of copies :) Good luck with your owl hunting. These owls were eating baby chickens, mice and rats but I guess you don't want to organise that.

They are, aren't they Van :)