Taken at 1/200 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400
using Canon EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5 - 5.6L 1.4x
A female Great Horned Owl has nested in the crotch of a huge cottonwood tree for at least eight years. I have had the privilege and opportunity to watch her nest and study each successive owl family during the last few years. Just before they fledged this year, i got this shot of one of the owlets yanking on the tail feathers of its nest mate.