Short-eared Owl

Critique Style Requested: Standard

The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.


Had a nice session with some owls this afternoon. They were hunting mice in a field. This one flew in close right as the sun was about to set. More to come…

Specific Feedback

Any comments appreciated.

Technical Details

Canon R7, 400mm f4 DO IS II, 1.4x extender III
ISO 1600, f6.3, 1/2500s, hand held

Processed in DXO Pure Raw 3 and Photoshop.


Gorgeous light and a great pose from the owl, Allen. This is awesome.

A classic! Excellent pose, wonderful warm colors. No nits, love it ! Hans

Wow – what a great opportunity so well taken advantage of! Wonderful pose and amazing light with the perfect BG.

Terrific opportunity to capture this in outstanding lighting conditions. Not something I’ve even been able to see before. The background is gorgeous and the banking pose and good eye contact is superb. No nits from me. Super jealous!!! :grin:

Great light and pose on this SEO! Very well executed!