A Spotted Owlet couple was sighted at their nesting tree at the Bharatpur Nature Reserve. Some noisy parakeets dropped by, causing the owls to swiftly retreat into the safety of their hole. We waited until the pair ventured forth once more and they offered this sleepy but adorable pose for the camera.
Normal brightness, contrast, and sharpness adjustments.
Canon EOS 1DX with IS 600mm lens fitted with a 1.4x teleconverter, Gitzo G-1548 Tripod & Wh-200 Whimberly Head