MISTY MOON OWLS
This beautiful panorama needs to be seen large to fully grasp all of the elements that came together during this encounter. I originally set out to capture a long exposure of star trails and was using the trees to set my focus (in the dark) when I noticed an owl sitting near the treetop. I adjusted my plan and had high hopes that I might be able to capture a number of images and prepare a panoramic of the calm lake, starry night sky and the islands that have been beautifully illuminated by the mist and moonlight.
In the end I feel it was a tremendous success. While reviewing the combined image at full scale I discovered that a little luck had been with me and I was fortunate enough to photograph a second owl that I could hear but not find.