I spotted this little Screech Owl off a trail in a large forest. He ended up going back into his cavity as I approached so I set up my tripod and waited patiently. He eventually began to peek out and I took this photo as he was slowly rising to sit on the lip of the cavity. After a few photos, I left him in peace as he was napping.
cropped from original, shadows and highlights, contrast.
Canon 7D, 400mm f5.6L, Tripod