Mom taking a much needed rest.

Critique Style Requested: Standard

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This is the same owl that I have posted images of over the years. She hatched two owlets this year. There was very little room in the nesting area for all 3 so Mom decided to leave. She is about 20feet away from the nest area. The owlets fledged about a week later.

Specific Feedback

Not sure about placing her in the center or the rock in URC. The colors are fairly close to actual, but maybe a bit blue?

Technical Details

Canon 7D mkII; 100/400 @400; ISO1600; spot; 5.6; 1/1000th; taken May 14, 2024.

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The composition works for me, Jim. The image seems a bit dark and dull for the setting. You might bring the brightness and contrast up a bit.

Dennis, An attempt to make changes as suggested. Jim

Repost is an improvement, Nice contrast in textures.

David, Thanks.

Hi Jim, the centered composition works for me given the straight on look of the bird. Nice catch in this rocky environment. I like the brightened repost.

Allen, thank you.