I shot my first owl yesterday evening!
Getting an owl picture has been my photography goal for 2017. Here it is November and I had only seen one all year and no pictures to show for it.
Yesterday close to evening my son landed his quad-copter in a pine tree. This Barred Owl flew in and perched right next to it, investigating the flashing lights, I suppose. It then flew and perched about 8 feet off the ground in a small hardwood and allowed me to get fairly close for a few pictures. The light was failing so I cranked the ISO, and exposed to the right to compensate for the backlight of the sky behind him. It's my first owl and I'm ecstatic!!