Thanks & a Happy New Year to you all too Steve, back to work all too soon though
I took the shot with my Olympus 70-300 zoom at 70mm. The Owl was actually in the shade of a large tree so light levels were a bit lower than I'd have liked so I had to use iso 400 to get the shutter speed up to 1/160s at f5.6. DoF is pretty small at the larger apertures with this lens so I was very pleased to get this hand held one with the eye & beak in focus.