BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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EASTERN SCREECH OWL (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

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I featured this eastern screech owl earlier in the month. In that series he was inside a tree cavity, on this day he was perched on a broken tree branch nearby. As this owl blends in so well with his surroundings, if I hadn’t been looking for him where I’d seen him before I would have missed him. All three photos had a tremendous colour cast caused by the leaves. In the first two, I used the Color Balance and Hue/Saturation in Photoshop to correct it. The colour cast was too pronounced in the third photo to fix, so I turned it into a black and white using Tonality Pro in Photoshop. As someone said, any day you spot an owl is a good day, this was an excellent day!

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42 thoughts on “EASTERN SCREECH OWL (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Wonderful images, Belinda. I especially love the third one – adorable expression!

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  2. Beautiful creatures, love your images. I’m a light sleeper and at 2 am I was awoken by the sound of an owl calling, looked out of the window and it was perched on top of one of my trees. :>)

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  3. That B&W shot is exquisite.

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  4. Excellent camouflage! Good spotting. 🙂

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  5. In India owls are considered bad luck! A friend gifted me 10 lovely silver and copper owls and I am being urged to get rid of them! they really cheer up the whole house!

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  6. You’re so lucky to be able to see and photograph these owls. You’ve done a great job of “fixing up” anything that needed it. Looks perfect to me.

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  7. Nice, but number 3 has an expression you don’t see very often on Screech Owls.

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  8. He realy is one with his surroundings. What a lucky day for you to see this little owl. Super photo’s specially the thirth one with the big eyes.

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  9. Thank you for all the photos and photography info. I hear the screech owls but haven’t seen any.

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  10. On summer nights a pair of screech owls hunt in our backyard

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  11. Fabulous shots! I especially like the B&W.

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  12. I do love these owls, Belinda! You so have captured their character magnificently!

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  13. very good camouflage. Stunning pictures

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous portraits, Belinda. If I have to pick a favourite, its the middle one, because the face is a little more open and there is an eye highlight – maybe the bird senses you – but then this is not the full-on reaction seen in the third shot. But I’d be very happy to have captured any of these images. Adrian

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  15. awesome closeups. the conversion to monochrome is a great idea!

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