Saturday, April 14, 2012

Barred Owl


Barred Owl, originally uploaded by Hannibals Animals.

This resident of a local forest who I haven't seen in a few months surprised me today with a visit. It is usually quite tolerant of me and my gear, but this time only stayed for a few clicks. I was lucky enough for him to pose in a clearing under overcast skies but the lighting seemed quite perfect. Full frame cropped to vertical and only minimal sharpening.

5 comments:

Coy Hill said...

Beautiful! You sure have been having a great run with the hooters!

Montanagirl said...

Absolutely fabulous! LOVE it.

Christian said...

A beautiful bird, a magical find and a lovely image.

Rick Kratzke said...

That is a beautiful bird and a very nice picture. I had a owl swoop down in front of my car the other night on my way home from work and scare the crap out of me.

Connie Smiley said...

Gorgeous shot!