Allison Falconer, true to her name, is a bird trainer and rehabilitator. She works closely with birds of prey like falcons, hawks, and owls in a bird center in Florida. Due to the nature of her work, she gets a lot of opportunity to take up-close-and-personal pictures of birds. It’s not easy to take a good picture with one hand while holding a falcon in the other. A falcon that could, if it were so inclined, could tear your face apart. Danger notwithstanding, she has captured many a feathered friend in many amusing poses. The expression she has captured in the owl above is just perfect!
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.