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I particularly like this photo due to the lighting. Even though half the owl is in the shade it adds dimension to the photo.

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Nikon D300
ISO 400
EV 0.0
Spot metering
No Flash
WB Shade

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  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttlealmost 5 years ago

    This JUMPS out from the rest of your work, Michael; I can see why it’s a fave of yours. Mine too! AMR

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    A beautiful capture!!!

  • Aleksandra Misic
    Aleksandra Misicalmost 5 years ago

    what a cutie :)

  • Michelle BarlondSmith
    Michelle Barlo...almost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Michelle :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-almost 5 years ago

    What an awesome capture!

  • Thank you very much Whisper :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Michael! I like the lighting but the use of the branches to frame this capture – particularly the parts that are highlighted really adds quality to the dimensions of this image! Well done!!

  • I too love this shot. Everything came together just perfectly. I would love to say it was all me, but it being in the right place at the right time.

    – Michael Cummings

  • leealanjudy
    leealanjudyalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot! The light is wonderful!

  • Thank you Lee. This is the original lighting of the photo. I had at first precessed it to even out the lighting so you could see more detain in the dark area. However I found it flat and dimensionless so I reprocessed it to leave the shadows they way it was shot. Sometimes I over think a photo technically and forget the art of photography

    – Michael Cummings

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