The Many Faces of Hedwig

The crow wished everything was black, the owl, that everything was white.

~William Blake

Those of you that know me probably know I had to look up the name of Harry Potter’s pet Snowy Owl, just to be sure I used it correctly in the title. Oh well, at least I am trying to fit in…

The following images are highly cropped ones from my 500mm lens and 1.4x teleconverter on my Canon 7D. So, just to be clear, I was not as close as these photos make it appear. As I said in yesterday’s post, I was lucky enough to spend well over an hour alone with a Snowy Owl at Cape Hatteras this week. A true privilege. Which face do you like best?

Snowy Owl profile - sleepy

Sleepy eyes (click photos to enlarge)

Snowy Owl profile - the stretch

Doing owl yoga

Snowy Owl profile - left, eyes closed

Look to the right

Snowy Owl profile - right 1

Now look to the left

Snowy Owl profile - what's that?

What the heck is that?

Snowy Owl profile - check out those eyes

Those eyes…

Snowy Owl profile - what eyes?

What eyes?

Snowy Owl profile - preening foot, talons showing

Cleaning my feet

Snowy Owl profile - the look after prening straight ahead

You would look this way too if you had to clean your feet with your mouth

4 thoughts on “The Many Faces of Hedwig

  1. HI Mike! greetings from Nita Whitfield with CPA photo club. I am just LOVING your posts. We were all introduced to this great owl at cnpa meeting this week, as Mark Buckler photographed the owl two weeks ago. LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos and wonderful commentary. Seems you are having a total blast with all your newfound freedom in retirement. Looking forward to your Feb. 20 presentation at CPA !!!!!!!

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