This owl is one of the rescue birds at the center. These photos were taken during a talk about owls at Birdfest with a 100 or so people looking on.
I enjoy the challenge in these types of situations to isolate the bird so you really cannot tell this is taking place with a large crowd nearby.
The second photo meets the goal better than the first, though I like the first photo as the blond hair of the naturalist giving the talk served as a nice backdrop.
Thank so much for dropping by, Rob