Golden Opportunity

If you put your time in, consciously studying light patterns and getting to know your subject, eventually you will find opportunity - golden opportunity. Such is the case with this pair of great-horned owls I have been photographing and getting to know over the past several days. After numerous hours of patiently waiting and employing different techniques in varying conditions, this evening they presented themselves onto a stoic, moss-covered tree during the final minutes before sundown. Moments like these are rare; this pose was merely a matter of seconds. In the world of photography, time is light and light is fleeting. When you waste time you waste light, and you miss golden opportunities.