The Many Faces of the Owl (Five Photographs)

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These photographs of an Eastern Screech Owl were taken over several days. I posted some photos of this owl in color back in the spring. I was struck then by its many expressions and the changes in its face. Like many creatures this owl is well camouflaged, its color almost matching that of the tree. Given those colors and texture my main concern was contrast and making sure the bird stood out. Black and white has captured what I was after.

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33 responses

  1. Make a great video or animated gif.

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    November 30, 2016 at 5:51 am

  2. SUPER!

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    November 30, 2016 at 5:52 am

  3. Lovely shots, second one in particular!!!

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    November 30, 2016 at 7:49 am

  4. Wonderful b&w textures and tonality. It’s very tempting to associate human expressions with these captures (o;

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    November 30, 2016 at 8:22 am

  5. Great shots. Wonderful subject.

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    November 30, 2016 at 8:35 am

  6. great shot sir…
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    November 30, 2016 at 8:36 am

  7. shungphotography

    Great shots of owl and what a camouflage!

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    November 30, 2016 at 8:38 am

  8. Kaya

    These are incredible photos!!! I enjoyed them so much!

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    November 30, 2016 at 10:58 am

  9. Well done. I think the b&w really shows how effective camouflage is in protecting the bird. That is until it opens its eyes.

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    November 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm

  10. Stunning work!

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    November 30, 2016 at 3:46 pm

  11. I love the way it fits exactly into its hole – even down to having notches for its ears.

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    November 30, 2016 at 4:06 pm

  12. Excellent photos and such great expressions, Victor. B+W really works well. I think these would make perfect greeting cards!

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    November 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm

  13. What beauty and humor, Victor. Love them in monochrome, too. Fabulous post.

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    November 30, 2016 at 6:46 pm

  14. A very good collection of faces. An eastern screech owl nests in a tree I pass frequently on my trail walks.

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    December 1, 2016 at 6:25 am

  15. TZ

    awesome!

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    December 1, 2016 at 11:58 am

  16. Very impressive, Victor. Are these beauties full-frame?

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    December 1, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    • Thanks. No they are not. I am curious why you would ask.

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      December 2, 2016 at 6:04 am

  17. Very Nice! Owls are such Great Subjects to photograph!

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    December 20, 2016 at 8:26 am

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