Eyes on Prey

© Gunther Allen

Eyes on Prey

Marie Fields level-classic 7/10/2004 3:08:10 PM

Terrific capture, Gunther! #146595

Michelle D. Milliman 7/10/2004 4:50:44 PM

Love the effects. Great work!! #641385

Gunther Allen level-classic 7/10/2004 5:50:26 PM

Thank you Michelle and Marie. I had a beautiful subject to work with! -G #641456

Deborah Sandidge 7/10/2004 6:26:56 PM

Beautiful capture, such expressive eyes he has! #641494

Gunther Allen level-classic 7/10/2004 6:32:31 PM

Thank you Deborah. This bird has such expressive qualities. Unlike other birds of prey, you can actually pet and scratch this guys head. He almost goes into a trance as he lifts his head feathers and starts to look like Croucho Marks. It really is quite comical! -G #641502

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 7/10/2004 6:57:24 PM

Very nice :) He looks very 'personable', not something you see in most avian portraits :)
Nice portrait! #641526

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 7/11/2004 5:20:32 AM

Wonderful image, Gunther! #641942

Paula Showen level-classic 7/19/2004 5:10:02 PM

Hi Gunther! This is a GREAT shot! I love it..perspective, color, clarity...everything! #659142

Dolores Neilson level-classic 8/14/2004 4:38:09 AM

Many congrats on making finalist with your wonderful bird shot! Woo hooo! #707469

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 8/14/2004 6:45:47 AM

Congrats Gunther! #708113

Deborah Sandidge 8/14/2004 8:50:01 AM

Congratulations, Gunther! #708770

Gunther Allen level-classic 8/14/2004 8:55:52 AM

Thank you Claudia and Dolores - Dolores it is so interesting that this particular photo was picked, since it was picked apart on photoblink. I feel betterphoto has a better view of photography on an artistic basis as opposed to just technical sharpness, etc. A tripod might of gotten me a sharper image here, but it is very nice that betterphoto noticed the artistic merit. #708793

Murry Grigsby 8/14/2004 11:29:08 AM

Congrats Gunther!! #709608

Robin L. Wehrman 8/16/2004 6:13:59 AM

Congratulations Gunther on this magnificent image, Well deserved!! #714379

Gunther Allen level-classic 8/16/2004 11:31:30 AM

Thank you for your comments Robin and Murry. Always good to hear from you! -G #715250

Diane Dupuis 8/26/2004 3:51:47 PM

Congrats - beautiful! #736901

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


aperture - f 5.6, shutter - 1/125, lens 50mm, location- at the San Diego Wildlife Park - I have a year's membership there! I did a little background PS work- just added some grain and lighting effects. The rest is right our of the camera. No tripod used.

Uploaded on 7/10/2004 1:06:19 PM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Gunther Allen. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.