This Great Horned Owlet has been out of the nest about a week. He perched on a skinny branch and somehow lost his balance. Taken at Ridgefield NWR May 2, 2012. Needless to say, he was a little embarrassed but he recovered by letting go of the branch and landing properly on a branch below this one. Lighting was very challenging on this one!
This photo took honorable mention in the Ridgefield NWR 2012 photo contest.
Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.