Bird Photo Competition 3 2012 : Entry Number 278

Judges Comment

A golden rule of bird photography is that the bird's eyes should always be in focus. This shot proves that all rules are made to be broken!

Photographers Comment

Thank you for your feedback! This Great Horned Owl had recovered from an injury at Raptor Recovery Nebraska. I shot this right before the bird was banded and released back to the wild. In the years they have been taking care of birds, more than 10,000 birds have entered the center. The birds thank you for letting them have a bit of representation here! (Nikon D5000, 55mm, f5.6, 1/400) Dina Barta