I’m a bit later in the day than I like to post things, but I’ve been buried in editing a shoot from Sunday, and I lost track of the days. It happens. In any event, we had a visitor this week, and the situation lent itself to one of the themes on the challenge list.

Shot Through Glass

I happened to look out the window and saw this purty owl perched in a tree in the back yard. Our back yard slopes down pretty steeply, so from the kitchen window, the angle is downward to the limb on which the owl was perched. The glass is old leaded style, so the effect was pretty cool.

After I got a few shots through the kitchen window, I slipped out the front door and snuck around the house, down the steps, and to the corner of the basement, where I got this great view of the owl napping.

The Owl Nappeth

I took a couple of shots, and as I crept closer for even better shots, I stepped on a dry, crackly leaf, which of course woke up the owl.

Awoken

I popped off a few more quick shots, then backed slowly up to the corner of the basement, where I just waited. Eventually the owl went back to sleep, I took a few more, and went back around the house and inside.

Back to napping...

The owl hung out for several hours, preening occasionally, in between naps, If nothing else, I have to say Seattle has been very good to me thus far in regards to Barred Owls.

This post is a part of another round of the 52-week challenge photography project. I’ll post the pieces on Tuesdays, and this is the shot for this week. Click the camera icon above to see the other pieces for this project, or just click here.