Sometimes the light just isn’t right when you find a cooperative bird and there isn’t a thing you can do about it because you can’t make the sun come up from the west, north or south. When I came upon this Short-eared Owl last week I was disappointed because the owl was cooperative, I’d never seen short-eared owl parallax as much as this one did and because there wasn’t a thing I could do to make the light angle better. I wanted to move the earth to get better light on him.
But I took a few images of the owl when I went past it thinking I wouldn’t like any of the images when I could view them on my computer. I was wrong. I liked this image of the side lit Short-eared Owl more than I thought I could. I’d much rather have the light on the owl’s face but I like the side light in this frame and how even though the eyes are in shadow they still seem to glow. The image isn’t perfect but…
The eyes have it. The eyes have me!
Life is good.