Bird Photo Competition 4 2012 : Entry Number 302

Judges Comment

Studio-look lighting from below gives this interestingly-posed barn owl an other-worldly feel. Great patterns and textures.

Photographers Comment

I photographed this owl in 1986. I heard about the nest site. When I went to take a look the adult female dropped her wing, as if to hide the nest cavity. It was photographed on Kodachrome 64 (anyone still remember those days?) with a Canon F1 and a 300mm lens. No studio light here, it was in full shade which provides a nice bluish tint to the owl's feathers. John Hendrickson