Excellent pose! I also wonder what you did so that she posed this way. ;)
A minor disagreement with the others: I'm not entirely happy with the composition, but I can't tell you what I would have done different.
thanks everybody ! And thanks John, I'd like to make originals available just for you for all those cool changes you do.(I still have to learn what 'Lab steepening' means for that other shot) You really do make our pictures look better.I'll change things as soon I get a chance.
Now here is a cool owl and owls are among the very coolest. My guess is that this shot would love more contrast, especially on the dark side and some sharpening. I did this: http://rutt.smugmug.com/photos/68681423-O.jpg but couldn't sharpen at this small size and maybe because you or the camera already did.
thanks a lot, Ginger and Thusie ! He was on that pole looking the other way when I focused, and he decided to look back - just pure luck, maybe some patience ;)..and then he flew - and my hands shook ( literally - ha,ha !) with the excitement, so I have no OIF !