This is a Barred Owl with a perfect background. The shot was close and with a big lens. There was a flat brown field behind the bird. The bokeh (out of focus around the main subject) worked great.
This photograph was taken in January, and I have since photographed him again (February) and published a few of those shots. This bird is from The Center For Birds Of Prey and will fly around the field and trees to demonstrate just how silent an owl in flight is.