Monday, August 24, 2015

Hoot

STL Worlds Fare 2015 1

So, back home and looking for things to shoot. There was something going on in Forest Park called St. Louis Worlds Fare: Heritage Festival. I couldn't figure out from its web site what the central theme was. I went and, um, still couldn't find a reason for its existance. Kind of a punky little event with food booths and trucks; booths with people selling things like home remodeling, insurance and cheap mobile service; a couple of undistinguished artists and a stage that, while I was there, featured a girls dance school doing clean hip-hop stuff, if you can imagine such a thing. (Obviously not outta Compton.) 

All in all, a bit tedious. But there was one booth from a raptor protection center that had this amazing owl, just as calm as you please. The feathers have an obvious comparison to military camouflage clothing.
                                
STL Worlds Fare 2015 2
       

9 comments:

s.c said...

I read somewhere that predators pupils in the animal kingdom are slits but that doesn't count for birds if I look at the owl.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful shots Bob.

Sharon Anck said...

What a beauty!

William Kendall said...

Great colours on this one. Owls of any kind are a superbly evolved animal.

Birdman said...

My favorite of all birds, but I wouldn't want to mess with one at night.

Halcyon said...

What a fabulous owl.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The stare/glare of an owl can be tres unnerving. Fab captures Bob, the close up superb.

cieldequimper said...

Oh my goodness, so beautiful.

Sorry, the snakes will merely elicit an uh from me...

Stefan Jansson said...

Amazing birds they are. And you took a fine photo here Bob.