I heard about an owl residing in a tree along a walking trail in my neighborhood. I was delighted to find the owl one morning nestled and sleeping in a oak tree cavity. The trouble for me was that the owl continued to sleep what felt to me was like an eternity. My patience was thoroughly tested when the bird finally woke up briefly and looked at me. Not only it opened eyes but also moved its leg when I quickly fired the shutter. To me it felt like the owl was saying hello.