Great Horned Owlet

Great Horned Owlet – Nikon D200, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 400, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

People are fascinated by owls, I know I am. It might be that owls have forward facing eyes like this Great Horned Owlet. Those eyes truly draw a person in.

I photographed this young Great Horned Owlet in Glacier County, Montana in 2009 as it rested on the foundation of an old granary, its siblings were somewhere inside the dark granary interior.

I normally don’t do clone work on my  images but there was a bright pipe in the upper right hand corner that was distracting because it was bright and it didn’t look right with the rest of the old wood, rusty nails and spring green grass.

I can’t help but smile when I look at this.


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