An unreliable memoir

What are you looking at?

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus.

What are you looking at? You’re certainly not looking at an owl. You’re looking a a grid of coloured squares. Or are you looking at the idea of an owl? Complicated, this photography thing. Watch Hockney on owls: Photoshop is boring.

My recent encounter with a Short-eared Owl had an impact on me. While I was trying to sort out the mess caused by ISO 1000 on my elderly sensor I came across this view. For someone who was raised on Whally Whyton and Wol (Pussycat Willum’s sidekick if your memory is fading – the rest of you can Google it), there’s something about owls…

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