I photographed a wonderful series of images of this beautiful female Short-eared Owl last week in northern Utah and haven’t even begun to have enough time to review and edit the photos I took of her yet but I wanted to at least share one image of her today. I really liked this frame of the female Short-eared Owl stretching on a leaning fence post because of the eye contact, the view of her talons, fanned out tail and extended wing.
The background is an area of lush grasses and short rushes and because of my choice of depth of field plus the bokeh of my lens I feel that the background has a luminous quality to it that I find quite appealing when contrasted with the colors and softness of this owl’s plumage and the rough texture of the leaning fence post.
What I find amazing is seeing cars and trucks zipping past this owl who was perched close to the road and they appeared to not even see her. I am so glad I have trained my eyes to look for birds everywhere I go. I can’t imagine not looking for them.
Life is good.
This image was taken after I photographed the trio of Short-eared Owl chicks I posted last week and in a different area of northern Utah.