When a I spotted that Great Horned Owl that I wrote about in my previoust post, I had taken several images from different positions. Many of those poses were with tree leaves obscuring the details. This image that I found is a side view and the leaves are mostly to the side. However, the owl was blending into the colors and shadows of the tree itself. Also with the back- light, it presented a post-processing challenge. Here is the image that I chose for this post. I didn’t mention it before, but I think that there is damage to the left eye. I never did see it wide open, but he did seem half asleep part of the time. Maybe he was just keeping one eye on me. 🙂
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