The Owl
April 3, 2014

Finally succumbing to the pestering of two collies anxious to go out on their morning walk, I bundled up and stuck my little Panasonic point-and-shoot in my coat pocket.

We headed  down the trail and suddenly an owl swept across the path in front of me. It was startling because he was about 10 feet away and head level. The dogs saw him and weren't quite sure how to react.

He flew to a nearby tree where he turned his attention to the dogs at his feet.

I stood there awhile and watched as he slowly turned his head toward me.

At this point, I wasn't quite sure what his intentions were.

He then turned back to watch the dogs. After a while, we continued on our walk.

On the way back to the house, I decided to retrace our steps to see if the owl was still around. Sure enough, he had changed trees but was still watching. It was almost as if he was waiting for us.

As I was watching him, he suddenly looked down at me.

When I got home and downloaded the photos, I was amazed at how well my little Panasonic did with these images. The sun was at the perfect angle for a great exposure. I wasn't wearing my glasses when I took these, so I am not responsible for their quality!