Tip #65: Make Eye Contact

Downy Great horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) - Minnesota
Canon 1D markII + Canon 300mm f2.8L IS + Canon 2x Converter
Eye contact makes an impact. Be patient when working your avian subjects and wait for the fleeting moment when their eyes lock onto your lens. This type of image resonates with our primate brains. Like most birds, we are a visual lot and eye-to-eye moments feel like a direct encounter. If you're seeking to captivate your viewer, the eyes have it! 
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) - St. Croix River, Minnesota
Canon 7D + Canon 300mm f2.8L IS @ f3.2
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