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    Another short-eared owl image from British Columbia. The cropping on this one was a bit of a tough call for me, I usually like tighter crops to show more details but I deiced to go a bit loose here and also put the owl a bit high in the frame to show more of the habitat. Hope you like it

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    Arash:

    Nice techs as always. It is a bit of a challenge from a composition standpoint with this type of image, but I like it overall. The colors, sense of depth because of the foreground and background components, and down the barrel pose works well. If I have a photo where the composition is a challenge, I will def. crop it several different ways, and view it over a couple of days to see which one works best on repeated viewing. Usually one will 'speak' to you more. Oddly enough, I will often look at a very small version of the image, such as the thumbnail , where you really don't see the detail, just the framing and composition, to help me decide.
    In this case, I would normally tempted to move the bird of the horizontal centerline a bit more, but the down the barrel pose often works well more centered.

    Ah the joys of composition! Not a hard science, one of those artsy things!

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    I think you found a nice compromise here Arash. Just enough FG vegetation to give us a hint of how low it was flying. The stare is still intense and grabs our attention. The only thin I would do here is blend in the whitish area at left edge. A good example of BIF-in-habitat image.

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    Hi Arash , i like the small in the frame aspect and the inclusion of the habitat . Works well for me .
    Nice tones and colors . Just think the HL looking a bit hot .... no detail in the red/green channels .

    Nice one and TFS Andreas

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    Never got them to play ball like this Arash. I like the OOF soft wings, juxtapose to the sharp head. The smooth BKG adds standout, but personally I find it a tad too much, and just jars slightly, but just personal preference.

    Still a fine image well executed.

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    I like the idea, although I think a bit tighter crop in from both sides would look good.
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    I wonder if you cloned out its tail it would help with the symmetry, cracking image wish it were mine.

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    Superb image Arash, with wonderful eye contact and in-coming pose. Nice inclusion of the habitat as well. Very nice POV and composition.

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    I really like the wider view here. Setting is money and you show it perfectly.

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    Nice to see the setting. Great pose and eye contact. Love those yellow eyes. The crop is spot on for me.

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    I wish you had a bit better HA Killer head on frame!! Love the whole scene. Well captured
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