A recent conversation online about how many photographs does a person take, and delete, prompted me to go back to my archives.
These portraits were a few that never made it. I think there were others just a ‘shade’ more to my liking. Now, given a second glance, I removed most of the noise which was the original issue.
When shooting portraits, at least with Owls, you don’t need to worry about release forms or complaints of taking their bad side. For that I can live with a little noise in the shot.