I've been running around with business a fair bit of late, and haven't been posting photographs as a result. But at sunset today, in-between a day of work and a night of e-mail and reports, I wandered past an old haunt of mine, where I espied a friend of long standing. A slow walk over ensued, so that I might not startle him, and then he stood calmly as I shot a series from a few long strides of distance away. D100, 200-400mm AFS/VR with TC14EII (net 550mm), f/9, 1/160s, ISO200, cropped about 25% (upper left side), processed in NC Burrowing Owl, Odessa, TX Weighed down with work ? Ah, well. There's a good answer to that. Always shoot. John P.