During the early part of the nesting season, there was a period of about 15 minutes where the golden afternoon light would shine upon the nest. I had been hoping to capture the baby owlet during that time. Unfortunately, by the time the baby was old enough, the angle of light had changed and would only light up part of the nest. This image was captured during the first Saturday the baby made an appearance. It was looking up at the female barred owl that was preening high on a perch. I love how the light illuminates the baby barred owl, giving it a mysterious sense to the image. I opted not to add fill flash in this shot.
1Dx | 1200mm | 1/320 | f/8 | ISO6400 | Manual Mode