A female Cardinal perched in front of a Maple tree. I thought the out of focus background was colorful and unusual. Taken yesterday in my back yard.
Taken with a 7.5mm lens with the usual fisheye distortion
Panama City, Florida
The screech owl is one of the smallest owls at 9″ in length. It is relatively common around my home in North Carolina and does not migrate.
I sort of like this high-key, minimalistic, type of photo. Maybe a bit of oriental simplicity? Diffusion was added in the post processing to soften up the subject.
taken in a rain forest in central Costa Rica
The Great Horned Owl is fearless and will attack and kill skunks, porcupines, and even small coyotes. It has excellent hearing and can hear a mouse moving under 12 inches of snow. It’s flight is totally silent due to ragged wing feathers that are ruffled on the ends. Flying Tiger is a well chosen nickname for this nocturnal hunter.