My wife spotted this Barred Owl beside the road and brought it home for burial. I took some images of it and this one seemed to be one of the more effective ones to me.
Type of Critique Requested
- Emotional: Feedback on the emotional impact and artistic value of the image.
Specific Feedback and Self-Critique
I think I should have composed the original with a bit more room on the right because I was forced to crop a touch more off the left than I liked to get this composition. To me the closed eye and slight tinge of red near the beak tell an effective story and evoke a mood of sadness and sorrow.
Sony A7Riv, Tamron 28-200 @ 188 mm, hand held, f/8, 1/1000, iso 2000, manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped to 5040x7056. Slight enhancement of feather texture and a few local adjustments to brightness, saturation and white balance.