Critique Style Requested: Standard
The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.
I was going out to start a sprinkler this morning and when I opened the porch door I saw this owl perched in a dead tree on the edge of our neighbor’s property. I went back in got the camera and the tripod I’d been using yesterday for flower photography (not as sturdy as my birding tripod but already extended and ready to go). It let me work around far enough to get the tree in the background. I used the camera timer and electronic shutter to avoid camera shake but there was some motion in the tree it was perched on and the background tree so there’s just a hint of motion blur in the owl and a bit more in the tree behind it.
Is the motion blur sufficient to ruin the image?
Sony A1, FE200-600 + 1.4 TC @ 840 mm, tripod with ball head, f/9, 1/5 sec, iso 1600, manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped to 6200x4200. Taken at 6:29 this morning.