Great Horned Owl
2/28/15 - Great horned owl in a park in Colorado Springs; this is one of the owls that contributed all the owl pellets that I took apart. Yesterday's shot was taken at the Raptor Free Fly at the AZ-Sonoran Desert Museum, so, yes, I was considerably closer, although I did not have a 400mm lens. This owl was way up in an evergreen tree and sitting right next to the trunk...very hard to pick out from the ground. Luckily, I had my 400mm lens with me. Otherwise, I would not have gotten much. His, or her, mate was sitting just a couple of branches above this one.
Thanks for your comments on my closeup of the great horned owl. Looks like smugmug is starting to get its act ack together. Thank goodness!