Now I would love to say that I hid out with my camera in the wilderness waiting for owls to pass by so I could get a shot of them. I would love to say that but it would not be true.
In reality my kids and I were at a music and art festival yesterday, and as is the want at these types of things a chap was wandering around with two owls. So some great impromptu close up photo opportunities for me with two incredibly obliging birds. I love birds of prey so much (despite my brother and I being dived bombed by a snowy owl at the park as kids). They are just incredibly beautiful creatures.
I had to laugh though, as I was taking photographs of the big fella I asked the chap what would happen if he got off his leash. He replied really deadpan and nonchalant “Oh he would just eat the small owl first then attack anyone he came across”.. I took that as my cue to finish the shoot.
I could have edited my reflection out of the eyes, and maybe I will at a later date but just now I just like them as they are.
So now this has made me want to go and hunt out places where I can try capture them in flight. Off on the internet to do some research.