This is the cleanest of several frames of this Northern Hawk Owl on a spruce perch. The snow was begining to fall more heavily reducing the visibility somewhat. As you can see from the top of the tree, it is a well used perch for this swift and silent hunter. Low, Quebec, Canada. Canon EOS 7D, 400mm f5.6L USM, 1/800s f/8.0, iso640 , +1 1/3 ec, iso 640, handheld.