Last Saturday was Aileni's 80th birthday.
Our children clubbed together to bring the local falconer (Martin Moloney) to Eldest Son's house with two owls, a long-eared owl and Aileni's favourite since a child - a barn owl.
In the first photo the owl moved slightly, but Aileni is clear.
The day was bright, and the windows are large, giving rather too much back light, but the experience was wonderful. (Yes, I got to hold the owls as well!)
You'll find many great black and white photos through the links on the Home Page.