Of the 3 you entered, this is my favorite. How ever did you get so close?! We have owls in the woods around here, I can always hear them, but I never see them. I saw one owl, 3 days consecutively very long ago and the image is burned in my brain, if only I'd had a camera.
Thank you, once again. Well, this darling here wasn't afraid of us at all - frankly, she was way more interested in the butterfly flying above her head. That must have been a bittersweet experience for you; seeing one and not having a camera with you to capture it! (I dread the moments that happens...!)