This was my first attempt at capturing a bird going into flight. I had visited a bird sanctuary, and trying to anticipate this Owl moving off was a real challenge. The other thing was Owls make no sound in flight, so it was quite something when one flew near you or over your head because all you felt was the movement of the air against your face that was it!
Totally fascinating creatures and a real buzz for me. However, I think nothing would beat seeing these birds in the natural habitat, doing what they instinctively do.
It’s a few years on as you can see from the time and date on the photo (lol!) but I still love looking at the intent in its eyes as it focused on gauntlet used by the staff.