Eyes Wide Open

This week, Luke has chosen some of his favorite images from the past few days on safari. His focus was on the eyes of the subject. All the images are about the gaze of the bird or animal that is the main feature - either gazing directly out at the viewer or off into the distance. Each image is equally enticing, forcing the viewer to engage with the subject.

Something that wildlife photographers are always wanting to capture is the light in the animal or bird’s eye. This brings transforms the subject from a flat image to an image full of life as eyes come alive. Luke has successfully managed to capture the emotive stare of each animal, making the images not just one dimensional, but rather evoking vibrancy and feeling to the pictures.

This is not always easy to do, especially with birds who have much smaller eyes and are constantly moving. The picture of the lilac breasted roller shows the movement of this incredibly gorgeous bird, really highlighting its magnificent colours. In this picture, Luke has just caught the twinkle in the bird's eye, making this beautiful bird truly come to life.


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