On old friend around a weathered barn
I had the great pleasure of seeing a Great horned owl at an old barn east of High River. It is one that I have visited a couple of times over the past couple of years. This window, which faces north, is a favourite daytime perch. The heavy clouds only threatened rain and their midday dimming effect seemed to encourage the owl to make a couple of sorties over the surrounding fields during the time I spent there.
The owl flew along the fence line twice which afforded me a few great in-flight shooting opportunities. I left the barn with my friend perched in the deep shadow of the barn’s interior.
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I am so goddamn jealous whenever I see these posts and hear these stories of “an owl in an old barn down the road”!!!! We have a tiny very shy owl here in NZ and thats it and I have never seen one in the wild, let alone amazing shots like these *sigh*
September 6, 2015 at 9:33 pm
On the second shot, I like the contrast between the aging barn wood and that beautiful liquid eye! Great series.
September 6, 2015 at 9:11 am