Getting flight pictures of owls is extremely difficult. First you have the problem of just finding them as they are notoriously adept at the hide and seek game. Then, even when you do find them, if they take off they have a knack for going the exact opposite direction you want with no warning. Even when they do launch toward you, getting a good focus on them with so much clutter is challenging to say the least.
On this morning I was lucky on all counts as I found this pretty lady, she took off right toward me and I was able to stay focused on it.
Taken in Adams County, Colorado.