David Norgate prompted me to dig out this old shot of a Long-eared Owl taken in Quendale on Shetland back in 2008. He’d been trying to get some decent shots of a LEO from the Bure Valley in Norfolk. Normally when you find a roosting LEO it’s like doing one of those Magic Eye pictures just to see the damned thing let alone try a photograph.
Occasionally, just occasionally a migrant pops up in less than ideal habitat for an Owl and they can be photographed reasonably well and are often surprisingly tame.
Rather than repost the original image I thought I’d rework it a bit in Snapseed. I love working in Black & White and this image lends itself nicely to a conversion. I added a green filter to the image as well as a nice clean frame… B&W always deserves a frame I think.