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The Eyes

The Eyes
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Copyright: Galder Jon Arguinzoniz (galderjon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 87 N: 574] (2755)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-Z3, 5.8-17.4mm 1:2.8-4.9, SD card 128 Mb
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-02-13 5:47
Viewed: 3590
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Someone might´ve thought from the thumbnail it was a feline (cat, leopard, jaguar...) others know what it is.

Tried to center the attention in the eyes by this tight crop. No reference objects or enviroment around. No PP but crop and resize.

Look at the Workshop to see the original.

Any comments or critiques are always welcome.

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Hi Galder,

The tight cropping works. Yes I thought it was a cat at first, but this must be a bird (eagle or owl?). The isolated eyes appear like buttons. The expression is 'punk' like or with attitude. Good details and sharpness on the plumage. A fine posting. Cheers


HI Galder..nice shot...well composed..nice tones and great details.


Hi Galder,

Oh my Goodness! It seems a serious business ;)

Perfect closeup from owl with such superb details, where eyes are outstanding and so beautifully shown. Even I count the hairs on his face. Very well captured!

Have a nice weekend.
best regards,

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  • Pet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 14 N: 29] (381)
  • [2010-02-13 8:11]

Hello Galder,
Absolutely stunning ! Colors are lively. Details and sharpness are perfect. You have chosen an original framing.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-02-13 8:22]

This look!! Stunning eyes, excellent done

Yes, from the thumbnail it was difficult to tell what animal these eyes belong to!
Fantastic intensity here .. nice original crop to just focus in on the eyes ... which seem to be nice and sharp.
Great one Galder.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-02-13 10:38]

Incridible tension in the glance of this owl!
The tight crop gives great intensity at this image! I can imagine what fate its prey had. The capture has been overwhelming!
Superb sharpness and colors.
Bravo! Annie

Hi Galder
double oana here :))

this is stunning
excellent focus and details
the eyes are magnificent with vivid tones and sharpness
Great work and neatly presented
Have a great time

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2010-02-13 10:55]

Hello Galder,

I like this close crop of the owl's eyes, the feathers do seem like fur but the eyes are a complete give-away for me. This is a beautiful bird and you did it justice with your photograph. The focus and pov are perfect.

Thanks for sharing,

Hello Galder,
Excellent close up with tight crop. Outstanding eyes with sharp feathers.
Selahattin E

Hello Galder ,
Great shot with superb sharpness,amazing details with nice tight cropping,great eyes with contrast colors,well done.

Very cool shot. The eyes of a predator - positioned for sharp focus and accuracy. Evolution is amazing.

Good sharpness and detail on the feathers!


Hello dear Galder!

Very furious eyes! Nice shot and decisive one. You have done great job with the macro work here. Great contrasts and details.

TFS, indeed a very beautiful shot!

Best Regards,

Hello Galder

The eyes are the window to the soul. Good capture.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-02-14 6:39]

Hello Galder, very sharp details, good tight crop and a fine post. Very nice colors and textures, well done!


Hello Galder!
Excellent detail!
Great colours!
Beautiful eyes of the owl!
Perfect done!
Best regards!

Hello Galder - Excellent sharpness and very effective cropping.

Hola Galder
Muy buena imagen de estos penetrantes ojos que parecen de buho real en un magnifico primer plano , buen color luz y texturas una imagen muy natural , felicidades
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Ha! Guessed an owl straight away, largely because I've tried to capture similar shots in the past and failed miserably! This is well done - sharpness, composition, tones -all spot-on. One of those images I wish I'd taken, very nice indeed.

Well Done!
Yes the eyes are the focus of attention (and intent). Great color and sharpness. Great crop and POV. Love the many tones of brown in the feathers.

Forward looking (binocular vision) indicates this is predator. If it were a feline, the pupils would have vertical slits, not round. This is most definitely an owl.

Did you know that if an owl could read, it could read the newspaper at a distance of 100 yards? Also its feathers are uniquely constructed so that they make no sound when the wings are flapped. It is truely a silent predator.

Owls are fun to photograph as they always seem to stare at you dead on (pun intended) regardless of which way their body is oriented.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2010-02-20 20:02]

Bonjour Galder,

Nice close-up. Beautifull sharpness, perfect exposure. The eyes really stand out. the tight framing concentrate our attention on the orange of the eyes. Great shot and TFS.


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  • brubar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 269 W: 43 N: 9] (1836)
  • [2010-02-21 20:34]

Ciao Galder,

the determined and precise cut is the point of force of this image.

Saluti dall'Italia

hi galder
excellent close up shot,amazing detail and great piercing eyes,very well presented in this format.

Ciao Galder

Nice effects these eyes!
where I go, she follows me!
Excellent composition, it's absolutely a quiet image,
perfecte colors and is very pleasant look at.


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  • scubli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 76 N: 441] (1733)
  • [2010-02-28 21:15]

Hi Galder,

Excellent composition with great details and light.
I knew when i saw the picture that it's and owl.
Great colors and POV. TFS.

Best regards,

Hey Galder
Right away I thought it was a owl! The crop is just wonderful! Very intriguing. Sharpness is great.
Wonderful shot.

Hi Galder
The colour of eyes on this owl are stunning and captivating. Nice sharp detail, colour and composition. He is a real beauty.
TFS Janice

  • Ejtaan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 898 W: 10 N: 98] (475)
  • [2010-03-13 0:39]

Wow... what a beauty Galder! Such amazing colors and clearity.
I really like the tight crop here, it really draws the attention to the eyes. Lovely work!

Greetzzz, Anneke

Hi Galder,

Great shot. Stunning eyes.
Details and sharpness are perfect.


nice closeup , excellent compo

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  • emilyc (61)
  • [2010-07-19 3:46]
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This is a great shot. I am surprised the picture was produced by a compact camera!

Hi Galder, great capture, at first I also thought it was a cat, but now "I See"....its not.
Can somebody tell me how to add a workshop to a photo as you did here?

impressionant ! bravo

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