The Burrowing Owl in the nature area on the north side of the park has the sun behind it when I view it from the paved perimeter path early in the morning. That means the owl is backlit; its face is in the shade. This day I visited in the late afternoon with the sun slanting low from the west, getting ready to set. It painted the bird in golden hues. I could not resist abandoning the paved path and moving to the maintenance road that bisects the nature area. From there I could get a view of the owl from a different angle, with the sun full in its face. In that location I indulged my visual greed. I had the image of the owl to myself alone and wasn’t sharing it with park visitors passing on the perimeter trail. I’ll share it here and hope to be forgiven.
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