Contest Info

  • Started: 11/2/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 11/6/2007 06:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 25
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
Contest Directions: Photoshop this owl image (CLICK HERE to download) any way you wish. Examples may include changing its shape, merging the owl with some other object or animal, including the owl in paintings. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Lyina for help with the concept, and to Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/2/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 11/6/2007 06:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 25
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
25 pictures
  • Wise Owl

    Wise Owl
        • A very suitable composition
          Perhaps just a shadow from the rule onto the vest to complete your entry.
        • Congratulations hobbit, you are on a roll!
        • Congrats Hobbit! You're really tearing it up!
  • Owl Watching a Mouse

    Owl Watching a Mouse
        • This is hilarious! and it looks like a real photo. Love it!
        • a simple chop which it's so outstanding, grat idea and chop.
        • Congratulations, CS, this was my favorite in the contest!
        • It was my fav too, what about gold star?
        • Thanks for the encouragement , this was one I really enjoyed, something about the expression turned out just right.
  • Ostrich Owl

    Ostrich Owl
        • Nice integration of the two birds.
          Just blend out the cloned area of the sky over the left shoulder a little bit more.
        • laughing my arse off Smart emu!
          Congratulations on the bronze, and most importantly on your first Freaking News trophy!
  • Masked Owl

    Masked Owl
        • Very nice background setting.
          Well done on the masking of the bird.
          Nice and clean and sharp.
          Perhpas just a little lighter on the left side of the mask to tie in with the light source down the left side of the bird.
  • Pocket Sized Owl

    Pocket Sized Owl
        • A nice comparison for size.
          See if you can include a much higher resolution source image for the grasshopper as the detail should be very sharp with this element since we can see the actual fingerprint below the grasshopper. A little bit more blending along the left shoulder area and right side of the head of the owl will complete your image.
  • Owl Watching Cat Through the Door

    Owl Watching Cat Through the Door
  • Snow Leopard Owl

    Snow Leopard Owl
  • Hooters Owl

    Hooters Owl
  • Natural Owl Clock

    Natural Owl Clock
        • Do you twist his head to wind the clock?
        • That's "think outside the box" entry. Me likes a lot!
  • Frog + Owl + Lizard

    Frog + Owl + Lizard
        • This is a nice merger of all your chosen animals but you will need to flip the owl's head along the horizontal axis to make use of the existing light source as it is coming from the right but the owl's is from the left.
  • Rapper Owl

    Rapper Owl
  • Harry's Potter's Glasses

    Harry's Potter's Glasses
  • Hooter Mobile

    Hooter Mobile
        • If your going to make it a hooters car, you should get rid of the Nissan dealer's stuff on the driver's door.
  • Invisible Owl

    Invisible Owl
  • Tiger Owl

    Tiger Owl
  • Albino Owl

    Albino Owl
  • Gold Owl

    Gold Owl
  • Owl Qaeda with osama Bin Laden

    Owl Qaeda with osama Bin Laden
  • Wasted Owl

    Wasted Owl
  • Harry Potter Owl

    Harry Potter Owl
  • Owl Car Paint Job

    Owl Car Paint Job
  • The Owl and the Pussycat

    The Owl and the Pussycat
  • Owl on a Beer Bong

    Owl on a Beer Bong
  • Mr Bean Owl

    Mr Bean Owl
  • Owl Bombing Hillary Clinton

    Owl Bombing Hillary Clinton
25 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Owls (Latin: Strigiformes, or Striges) are a sroup of birds of prey, including more than 220 extant species, nocturnal birds and found in all regions of the Earth. Some owls are active during the day, as an example, from Russian owls white owl (Bubo scandiacus), pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum) & hawk owl (Surnia ulula) and several others such as little owl (Athene noctua) are crepuscular (active during the twilight hours of dawn and dusk). However, majority of owls are genuinely nocturnal and many of them freely fly even in complete darkness, which can be judged by the screeches of owls. Flight of the owl is practically silent and allows them to unnoticeably fly upto the resting preys. While hunting, owls, which fly silently, make screeches from time to time to flush the prey with its unexpectedness. Apparently, owls do this to identify the prey.Usual food of owls consists of tiny rodents and smaller owls predominantly feed on large insects and some owls relish fishes. Very rarely owls attack birds and hence should, in comparison with ancient birds of prey (particularly falcons), be considered as useful birds. Majority of owls live in forests or in woodlands and only few, as for example, short-eared owl (Asio flammeus), prefer open places. Some owls, for example, little owl or barn owls (Tyto alba) - willingly settle under roofs and on attics of houses. Hollows in old trees serve as nests whereas owls lay eggs usually without any litter. In comparison, eggs of owls are very small and usually white and almost spherical in shape. According to their anatomic features and with respect to plumage, the owls drastically differ from diurnal predators and hence are grouped into independent family by some ornithologists. The following are the peculiarities of the owl's skeleton: existence of outgrowths of basilar bone, original triple articulation of lower jaw with skull, very short phalanxes of third finger, mobility of exterior finger, which can bend backwards, and at last, existence of hollows on rear edge of breastbone in most of the types (barn-owls are an exception). Eyes of owls are very large and forward facing, in proportion to position of eye sockets on front side of the facial side of skull. Pupil to a great extent narrows and extends not only during changes in illumination but also during each inhalation and exhalation. Like vision, hearing of owls is also extremely keen. In comparison, exterior ear is large and can be covered from outside by plumage mobile folds of the skin; radiant flags, around the ear apertures, form like outer earflap. Majority portion of owls is painted dimly; usually grey or rust shades with more or less densely scattered black spots, strips and burnets; Dull coloration of an owl's feathers blends well with the ambient background and almost makes the owls invisible during twilight.