Eastern Screech Owl II

It is so rare that an owl gives you access to his life, but on this day, this owl was welcoming of visitors.

As I stood there, awed by his beauty, I couldn't help but be humbled by the grace with which he owned his domain. Never was there a question that we were the visitors and he the master.

If you look closely at this shot, in the lower portion of the owls iris, you can see a reflection of me taking the picture. I didn't realize it until this evening.
Eastern Screech Owl II