This is either photoshopped or taken with a tilt/shift lens. The latter would be very difficult if this truly is a wild owl given that the photographer would have to (correctly) predict where the owl will be, where to manually focus before the owl enters the frame, get the tilt just right so that both the foreground and owl are in perfect focus while the background weeds are blurred, and snap the shot before the owl leaves the narrow plane of focus. A lot has to line up for this photo to happen. I'm not saying it can't be done, but this would be very difficult for a good photographer to pull off on a stationary subject, much less a wild bird.
This picture is faked, right? I think it would be difficult to have the foreground weeds in focus and the owl in focus, but not the background weeds (at roughly the same distance as the ow) or background trees.
Wow, very breath taking for me!! One of the best pictures I have seen!!! Beautiful, thank you for sharing this picture!!
Yep, another big owl fan here and this picture is one of the reasons why I am. They are magnificent! Great shot and thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.
This is just wonderful, what an angle with the late sunlight accenting the shaft of the primary feathers. I too, have an affinity for owls and the barn owls are one of my favorites. Even if they weren't special to me, I would like this photo, so soft, with the warm golden color,
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