Just a couple of days ago I was saying how hard it is to capture a photo of an owl because they glide by so quietly and swiftly. Before I can get the camera turned on, he’s already gone.
Today I was lucky. Emma was beating the bushes below these trees, hoping to find that pheasant that had left its scent all around, when she scared up the owl (a great horned owl, I believe???). This time, instead of getting out and away, the owl took the time to circle around, possibly to size up the little black English cocker spaniel as a potential meal, and that gave me time to get my camera up and to snap wildly at the general airspace of the owl.
It was a WOW moment for me.