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A short eared owl, perches atop what seems to be a far too thin a stem in very low autumnal sunlight. A break in the clouds bathed the entire scene in the most amazing light from the setting sun which lit the area up in golden browns. I had to lay almost flat in the mud at the edge of the field in order to get low enough that the owl would be set against the contrast of the darker background on the distant bushes and tree's.

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