Another selection of beautiful birds of prey. The American Kestrel will land on your head.
The action shots are out of focus but still valuable reference material.
The Goshawk was the biggest of the hawks.
Attempt number two for the day …more textures and layers on this Hobby, an aerialist falcon taking its prey on the wing.
Just a few tiny details to add and my Barn Owl will be completed.
This is another image for my series of Lost Things (along with the Lost Pearl and the Golden Bell) and a continuing theme of gold leaf moons. The captivating Barn Owl. Both feared and venerated throughout history and a variety of cultures the owl has been associated with both evil and wisdom. Thankfully superstitions such as its association with witches have died away and we can count ourselves lucky if we manage to enjoy a glimpse of this fascinating night time hunter.
Read more about my story for this image here.