young Great hornedby: © Douglas Pfister
8
Overall
Rating
8
Subject
of photo
7
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
9
Focus
8
General
impression
8
Composition
& Perspective
9
Depth
of field
7
Color &
Lighting
Description
I got within 15 feet of this owl, heavily shadowed at noon, used flash, I have trouble with this question
Technical Details

Canon EOS 50D

Lens: Super-Telephoto: > 2
Exposure time: 1/400 ,
F-stop: F8
ISO: 400
Flash: Mounted
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Renato Valterza
20+ Years
Italy
Nature
16 Jobs
Stock, nature and travel photographer Renato Valterza grew up in Piedmont (Italy) with a love for the outdoors. Rena...
General
impression
The eye to eye approach is very effective, It makes me feel really in touch with the young bird
8/10
Subject
of photo
Very interesting subject we must approach very carefully.
8/10
Composition
& perspective
Very clean composition I like, an eye to eye contact that you managed quite well; the young great horned doesn't look afraid.
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
All the equipment was used properly.Having the opportunity of using the tripod the use of the flash wasn't mandatory, but it added a pleasant light into tha eyes of the bird.
7/10
Depth
of field
Very good
9/10
Color &
Lighting
Properly done, see how to improve your photo
7/10
Focus
Very well focused
9/10
How to improve your photo
1.
Douglas, you mentioned you have troubles in using the flash if I understand correctl.It is a controversial matter if using the flash you can cause some kind of troubles to the bird like this because the flash is a very very short source of ligh; having the opportunity of using the tripod it wasn't mandatory to use the flash.
2.
Talking about the color and lighting I checked the histogram of the picture and I saw that it is a little bit shifted on the left side because of the black spot on the bottom right side of the picture. Nothing serious, but take it into account if you do some postproduction
3.
In order to try for a better composition,always remember to go around to your subject and look carefully if there is a better composition.
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Renato Valterza
Experience: 20+ Years
Stock, nature and travel photographer Renato Valterza grew up in Piedmont (Italy) with a love for the outdoors. Renato first picked up a camera when he was fourteen and started in publishing his own first pictures while completing a degree in engineering at the University of Torino. Later, he...
Specialty:
Nature
Location:
Italy
Jobs: 16 Jobs
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