Bird Photo Competition 3 2012 : Entry Number 263

Judges Comment

Bird photography doesn't have to involve expensive equipment or exotic locations: if you have an eye for a great photo opportunity, you can create a compelling image from any encounter with birds. Despite the extreme head angle of this barn owl, you can still make a kind of eye contact that's so weird you have to laugh.

Photographers Comment

Thank You! I am honored! My name is Lisa L Kee. This shot was taken with a Canon 7D, 70-200mm USM f/4 with a 1.4x tc, ISO 320, 1/250th @ f/5.6. This little Barn Owl is at my local "World Bird Sanctuary" located in Missouri. Her name is Minerva. She was so interested in my camera that she was turning her head back and forth and then just flipped it upside down! I had no idea an owl could do that!