A Chance Encounter


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.DSCN4250ab

It was a WOW moment for me.

27 thoughts on “A Chance Encounter

    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I was so happy to get that photo. I’ve tried for an owl shot for the last three years in this same place and never managed it. This year, with Emma as bait, it seems to have worked well enough to slow the owl down long enough for a quick snap.



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