First, I must apologise to Mesut, for I promised to post a photograph of an egret for him. Unfortunately, I cannot locate the shot and feel it must, somehow have been deleted so, in stead, I am posting another bird for him, a barn owl.
This shot was taken at our local Agricultural Show. Birds of prey were quite an attraction at the show and this young boy, feeling a little like Harry Potter, volunteered to fly one of the barn owls.
He was obviously very proud to be in charge of the bird and to have a large crowd of people watching his progress. I feel he may be more interested in birds after this encounter.
Many thanks for stopping by, Bev :-)
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Nicou (146722) 2012-05-08 6:10
comme il est fier ce jeune avec le rapaces sur son bras, fantastique scène et cpatage sueprbe compo et iamge , un vrai tête à tête, splendide.
bravo et amitié
mirosu (16273) 2012-05-08 6:12
Nice capture, sharp with good details, well saturated colors, nice composition. Well done.
ikeharel (74733) 2012-05-08 8:19
I have many Egrets in my gallery, enough for everybody, Beverly.
A barn-owl is one bird we do not have in israel, too warm weather for them, and this is an enlighting picture, also with the kid face expression. marvelous.
Thanks for the warm critique written to me. Appreciated.
berek (50506) 2012-05-08 10:41
you caught very interesting moment. i love smile face. good composition and clearness.
have a nice evening.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-08 11:16
a very lovely photo with attractive composition and beautiful details, the timing is superb, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
patdeph (35748) 2012-05-08 11:18
this is funny to see this young boy, very proud to have the owl on his arm.The white owl is superb.Very well done.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-05-08 12:37
Wonderful picture,Beverley! I like the exposition, presenting nice and sharp silhouettes! The action is nice.
tyro (26138) 2012-05-08 13:45
This is a lovely shot - not only of the handsome owl but also of the boy who looks as pleased as Punch to be left in charge of this fine bird of prey.
Lovely colours, excellent composition and wonderful sharpness on the subjects with the hoi polloi nicely out of focus in the background.
P.S. This immediately reminded me of this wonderful shot - you must remember it - taken by our friend, Dougie Johnston, who used to put up some amazingly beautiful photographs here.
emka (102531) 2012-05-08 23:30
Such a small boy and already trying to fly the big bird. he looks proud and happy with the event. beautiful owl, I do not regret ot os not an egret.
ChrisJ (116674) 2012-05-09 2:10
The differential or selective focus has been utilised well here & the sharply defined fg bird and its handler have been nicely isolated & emphasised away from their surroundings. Excellent colour & lighting on the barn owl & boy. Tfs!
sacimar (27463) 2012-05-09 5:54
this is an excellent image, I like it, the moment you captured is interesting, details are superb, I like how the boy is looking at the bird, well seen,
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-05-09 10:20
Hello dear Beverley,
what an interesting moment you captured, I really like the expression of the boy and his gesture.
The management of teh DOF is excellent, so as teh quality, the sharp, the light and the beautiful colors.
Congratulations and TFS.
mesutilgim (96260) 2012-05-09 12:24
What a nice capture ! Amazing to read the feelings of this cute boy on his face !
TFS and best regards
williewhistler (16404) 2012-05-09 13:21
the look of pride on the young boys face is really charming,he is obviously enjoying his moment of fame.
The boy and owl are pin sharp,lovely.
Best wishes Les.
bayno (18344) 2012-05-09 23:22
I really like the expression proud and gratified of this child, him see the owl fearlessly and defiantly, excellent light and colors, you captured a beautiful moment and have taken a picture of great quality, I really like, is also excellent the use of the DOF...
have a lovely day...
macjake (70515) 2012-05-10 4:42
what i really like about this is the boys facial expression.
i can almost guarentee you that any worries he may have in his life are completely forgotten at this exact moment - just look at his face, 100% focus, attention, and awestruck at the Owl - everything else is momentarily forgotten.
love moments like this one.
I'm sure his Mother would Love to have this photo!
cropping the photo just above his head would give even more attention to the boy for us viewers.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-05-10 10:46
Ola Beverley ,
Belo momento com este rapaz com o mocho na mão dele , os detalhes estão magníficos , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Glint (6171) 2012-05-10 10:51
the owl is a beautiful creature but it is the expression on the little boy's face that makes this special.
This is aperfectly balanced composition with the boy standing off centre and the top of the owl's head at about the thirds line. Excellent dof.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-06-04 21:51
Hi Beverley. A little boy with an owl. Such opportunity is not every day. And the little boy takes advantage of the opportunity. Today he is at the center. Well seen and presented. Informative text. Rgds, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (40988)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-08
- Categories: Humorous, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Views Around Trawden [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-08 5:25