Here’s the same owl as shown in the Predator at Rest post from a few days ago. The bird is pretty much asleep and stretching its neck, I guess to stay limber. 🙂 Taken Nov. 7, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR. When I went back to the refuge Nov. 10, the owl was in the same tree but had moved to a branch that made a photo impossible from the road. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/400, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm, 3:06 p.m.
Note: On my monitor, this image looks over-sharpened. The truth is I intentionally added no sharpening to this image in post processing. Apparently, my web theme adds sharpening to the photos I post and I have not found a way to reduce or turn off the effect. In some images, including this owl image, this sharpening appears way over done. If you have a few minutes, please leave a comment and let me know what you think about the appearance of this image on your monitor.