Bird Photo Competition 3 2012 : Entry Number 225

Judges Comment

An owl that think's it's a bat! The unusual angle can't help but make you smile.

Photographers Comment

I'm Dennis Davenport and I used a Canon 7D with a Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. This was taken in May 2012 at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Washington State. This newly fledged owlet had lost his/her balance on the limb and hung upside down for a couple of minutes until it finally let go and 'flew' safely to a branch below. Normal processing in Lightroom.