Perched Barn Owl - High Key Perched Barn Owl – High Key  

I photographed this perched Barn Owl yesterday at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area in northern Utah near a hill that was covered in snow which gave this image a high key effect. High key images seem to be an acquired taste and I quite like this one. but I also wanted to see what it would look like in black and white.

 Perched Barn Owl - Black and WhitePerched Barn Owl – Black and White

I actually like them both, the color image because it shows the rich colors of the Barn Owl and the black and white image for its simplicity.

The image that got the most votes was the color version with 76% and the black and white version was 24% of the vote.