My little girl had always wanted to see a"real live owl" out in the country we hear them a lot but could never see them. One night out near Trinity we had a family member hear one up in a tree near by. We got some flashlights out and found this little guy perched up in the tree. Needless to say my daughter was thrilled. For the lighting on this I had someone hold a speed light about 5 feet to my left and point it up to the tree. I powered it down to about 3/4s power and underexposed by a quarter stop on the in camera meter to get a more balanced softer light. By moving the flash off camera I can avoid the deer in headlight look. Getting a photo of an owl in the wild at night was also a first for me so I was just as thrilled as my daughter in the end. Feel free to let me know what type of owl this is in the comments.