Hiding in Shadows

Forest Park Owls

Forest Park Owls

I took this photograph on Saturday, while Anne and I were bicycling in the park. Pictured is one of the Forest Park owls, but I couldn’t tell which one it was. It was either Charles or Sarah, a mating pair of Great Horned owls that have been active in the park for many years. It was the middle of the day and the owl was almost invisible to the naked eye, way back in the recesses of its nest. It was hiding in shadows, which is an old D&D phrase. I had to go +3 stops to bring it out of the shadows. Those three stops, plus maximum zoom meant that I had to brace the camera against a tree to get this photo. A nice young couple strolled by and asked us what we were doing, we got the opportunity to amaze them.

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