What you can't see in these photos was the perspective I had while driving through the woods, looking for 2 things: The Pileated Woodpecker and the Barred Owl, in which both have been spotted here before. The P.W. was captured digitally a few months ago, but the Barred has eluded me forever. I once seen him fly deep into the woods, after unknowingly spooking him while chatting with a guy (your Dad, Fred) in another vehicle. I have even heard an eerie call once or twice, which I attributed to the barred, but could not locate him. Anyway, I'm driving along, minding my own business, when I see what I think is a paperwasp nest hanging in a tree. I thought it odd that I haven't seen it before, because I drive through these woods most every day. It was about 30 yards in and finding an unobstructed view for the lens at first, was frustrating. I almost gave up, because who really cares about a wasp nest, but I pressed on. At last, I found a hole through the limbs to look through. I grab the lens & see the distinctive brown and white feathers of the barred. Woohoo! Not only did I find an owl, but I found a better vantage point and the sun was at a great angle with shadows. What a great day!