Perhaps my friend here simply didn’t want his picture taken and was trying to get me to point the camera elsewhere? 😉
In truth, this handsome fellow was simply stretching one of his wings, something he did many, many times over a span of three hours. Taking pictures of wildlife can require a lot of patience sometimes and such was the case with this encounter.
Myself and another photographer waited and waited and waited for this guy to take flight and give us some action shots but he was quite content to just sit. In the end, he won and I gave up and headed for home.
Taken 7/28/18 in Longmont, Colorado.