The snowy owl shakes his feather before the day starts. Since I was using a slow shutter speed, I was able to capture the head in focus while the body blurred with motion. Took the pic before the first ray of light, so that the pupils of the eyes were still dilated and looked cuter. Lay on the ground for the low angle so that the background becomes the bluish sky. Praying while photographing because I was using a very slow shutter speed with the available low light and wishing he won't fly away.

Taken at Ocean Shores, WA.

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