I've figured out what went wrong with the famous picture of Bigfoot.
It was the automatic focus feature on the man's camera. Plus, the lighting wasn't all that hot.
The camera I was using for this shot, insisted on focusing on the branches just in front of my subject.
This morning I went out to feed my chickens and local wildlife/birds. In the seconds between dogs screeching at the deer, I heard a soft "Whoo Whoo". I talked the dogs into going indoors and grabbed Lee's camera. There was just enough light in the sky to locate the owner of the "Whoo".
We have a pair of Great Horned owls in our area. We often hear them, but rarely see them. Despite my presence and the idiot noises coming from my dogs, this owl stayed put. As he/she called out, I listened for the other owl's reply. I never heard one. I'm wondering if that's why the owl stayed put, despite all that was going on.
As the light grew, the daytime birds began to harass this amazing creature of the night, and sent it on its way.
It's funny what makes me happy and excites me. I've seen owls in cages a million times, but having one (or two) living wild so nearby, makes me smile. It's rather magical.