Sri Lankan Brown Fish Owl, captured at Dehiwela Zoo, Sri Lanka. He stayed in this position and expression for the entire time we watched. I was so taken with his expression here, such a humanesque look that frown.

This magnificent bird lives in the tropical region of Southern Asia and South East Asia. It is classified as a predatory bird and one of the few species of winged creatures that are not threatened with extinction at present day.

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Canon 50D
55 – 250, 58mm

Original photo has been cropped and blended with textures from – free use stock: WingsOfAHero and some of my own. Manipulated in Photoshop CS4. Topaz Adjust filter applied.


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    Whoa!!! That is some look he’s giving you… The textures and stuff work so well with him……. Splendid work as always my friend!!! :D

  • Thanks so much, Eva! I was lucky to find him in this state. Glad you like it :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Durham White
    Durham Whiteover 3 years ago

    I’m impressed… was surprised to see your name attached to this ;) works a treat!! very cool my friend!

  • Ah yeah it’s a bit of a different manipulation for me, but I had to work with this photo. He gave me too much to leave it sitting on my comp. Thanks a lot mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    What an amazing expression!

  • Such an incredible bird! Thanks a lot, Mel :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinover 3 years ago

  • Cheers, Luke

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 3 years ago

    That is one disgruntled owl. Lovely treatment Andrew!

  • Yep, he stayed that way for a very long time! Thanks a lot mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • KazM
    KazMover 3 years ago

    Outstanding Owl
    Incredible Image

  • Thanks very much, Kaz!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • K8Karsten
    K8Karstenover 3 years ago

    Far out that is amazing!!!

  • Cheers mate, glad you like him! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 3 years ago

    i am VERY impressed, my friend! this is a wonderful shot!!! great detail! very nice capture! ~Barb

  • Haha, thank you so much, Barb! He was quite the character :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture and pp work, Andrew!
    He looks to be disapprovingly scrutinizing you. :- )
    ~ Bobbi

  • I think he was doing just that! Not fond of crowds or having his pic taken lol. Thanks so much, Bobbi :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    How could I not?
    No worries mate :D

  • You rock! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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