© 2013 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

I was walking deep in the woods after a fresh snowfall when I heard a terrible commotion. A murder of crows was squawking in a very aggressive fashion. I turned to look, and saw a large streak through the trees. As it tracked closer, I saw that it was a very large grey owl with the squawking crows in pursuit. He went to roost, and I started trudging through the snow to find him. As I approached to about 15 yards away, he did look briefly at me, but was more intent on looking above as the crows continued to stalk overhead and make their noise. It was the first time I have encountered all owl like this in the woods, so it was a pretty cool moment for me. P.S. I am impressed how that even at a small aperture (f/5.6) the 70-300L continues to have nice bokeh rendering.

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS, Hoya Circular Polarizer, Processed in Adobe Lightroom 4

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