Let me be clear. Actual owl wrestling is definitely not something I’d recommend.
However, it does feel as if I’ve been metaphorically getting to grips with owls for the last few weeks.
One particular owl, in fact.
Since the wonderful day a few weeks ago when a barred owl appeared in front of my house, I’ve been working on distilling the magic of that day into a small set of images.
It was such a special day, I really wanted to make sure that I did that beautiful owl justice. To that end, I’ve been faffing about with this series for weeks.
First of all there was the issue of making a short list of the photographs to start working from. That gorgeous owl posed so obligingly for me, for so many hours — it made choosing the final four images quite challenging.
Then I had to decide which other images to layer the owl portraits with. Below are most of the final images that, in the end, became merged with the owl — but in the process of working on this series I tried dozens of other combinations of tree, foliage, stamp, fabric and texture images. They all ended up on the virtual cutting room floor, leaving the set of images that are now on my web site.
5 thoughts on “Owl Wrestling”
The owls are amazing. I’ll definitely be ordering. Thank you for the beautiful work you do.
Such beautiful work, June. I even love your cutting room floor montage. I could stare into the eyes of owl # 1 for quite some time.
Just beautiful June, you really have the eye for it! What a gorgeous montage of images. I rather suspect you enjoy owl wrestling 😉😀.
Thanks – and yes, the visual form of owl wrestling is quite fun. I have heard a couple of stories of owls mistaking the pony tails of joggers as small rodents and pouncing on them. That sounds a lot less fun! 😉