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Eagle Owl Gaze by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Eagle Owl Gaze by Shadow-and-Flame-86
European Eagle Owl once again from Stonham Barns, She's got beautiful eyes =)

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:iconhecklinghyena:

This photo is simply amazing, I have looked at countless owl photographs, even taken my own, and never found or took one nearly as impacting as this photo has managed to create.

I cannot tell you how long I sat looking at it there is so much to take in. The detail of the owl’s feathers and the stare of intensity of his eye are completely captivating. The colors are phenomenal the green background is stunning against the earth tones of the owl and his bright yellow eye.

I don’t mind the cropping, which surprised me because I think the ear tuffs are the prettiest and most interesting part of owls. Even without the ear tuffs in this photo I’m sold.
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SadChickenTendie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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tikisammy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
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tikisammy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
ah how
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:iconnawalino:
Nawalino Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, the meditative one ;)
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
=)
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:iconcoco-fru-fru:
coco-fru-fru Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
This is stunning.
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much!
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:iconhubcapcreatures:
HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice - you must be proud of this one...
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am! Its one of my earliest shots but I still really like how it turned out =)
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BubblegumW Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. I wonder what it's looking at.
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much! I don't know what she was looking at, she was a young birds at the time and was curious about EVERYTHING around her!
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:iconbubblegumw:
BubblegumW Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :D Haha! She's beautiful! ^^
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much =)
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:iconshezaniftyblonde:
shezaniftyblonde Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Hi There! I just wanted to show you the painting! It's about half way done! :)
[link]
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much, its looking amazing! can't wait to see the finished version ^-^
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:iconshezaniftyblonde:
shezaniftyblonde Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Would you mind if I used this as a reference for a painting? Regardless, this is hands down the most emotive owl picture I've ever seen. Bravo.
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there =)

Of course you may use my photos for references,) I love it when people do this (I have a fav gallery just for people's artwork based off my photos, called 'inspired art'!).

I do have some rules for this though,

1. link back to the orignial photo if posted on DA or link to my website www.kjrwildlifephotography.com in the comment or where ever the artwork is posted online or in real life. If this will be a real life artwork that will be put on display, please ensure that credit is given to me as 'Kelly Robinson' with the link to my website with your information as the artist, so that people that see the work can get in touch with me if they want to.
2. credit me as the photographer in the comment of the artwork on DA or in real life if it is appropriate.
3. let me know when its finished so I can come and see the finished result here on DA! I have a special favs folder for all artwork based on my photos and I feature such pieces too in my journal.

Have fun and look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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shezaniftyblonde Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Thank you so much! This will be an acrylic painting on canvas. I will be sure to show you when it's done. I will of course give all credit to you for the photo and will list your photography link. :) Thanks again! So excited to paint this!
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KarmensPhotos Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :w00t:
Your beautiful picture is featured here: [link]
Have a nice day! :sun:
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much!
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Tulynae Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Used as inspiration, thank you! [link]
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow great work!
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ghearradh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
The contrast is remarkable.
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much =)
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:iconghearradh:
ghearradh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
You are very welcome. :)
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
featured in my latest journal, thank you, your art is amazing :hug:
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much! I'm glad you enjoyed my work :aww:
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist
yes she does, her eyes are gorgeous!
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah owl eyes are amazing
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating!
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   General Artist
this image is featured here [link]

if that's not okay - let me know and i'll remove your image from my latest journal feature immediately

warm regards =Cmac13
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much!
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:iconpotatobadger:
Potatobadger Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Such a cool picture. :D
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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:iconxplicitz:
xplicitz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Great photo and your gallery is also great.
Gotta love animals. :D
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much, glad you've enjoyed my shots!
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Russockshitha Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most stunning owl photographs I have seen in a while. Usually, the owls are just perched, or the picture is a face crop of them head on. This picture brings in the unique element of an off-balance lateral view.
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad you like it so much! I was trying for something different, and was a bit hesitant about cropping the 'ears' off but I think it turned out good in the end!
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:iconrussockshitha:
Russockshitha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you made the right choice when you cropped the 'ears' off.
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Featured:[link] :heart:
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much!
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:iconlucelic:
lucelic Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Artist
this should've gotten first place.
ohyus.
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe thanks very much! I'm flattered that you think so, it was very close in the end, with just one vote spearating each photo!
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:iconlucelic:
lucelic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Artist
oh ;P
better luck next time, then? :D
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:iconshadow-and-flame-86:
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed! hehe after all I won the #Bird-Photography 'bird portraits' contest so can't win them all :giggle:
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lucelic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Artist
yeah, that makes sense :D :dummy:
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