I like this shot – it doesn’t pretend to be anything. It’s what it is … a captive owl’s failed attempt to escape. It is symbolic and representative and I think it works really well in monochrome. I even like the blur – it’s indicative of the speed and strength of the attempted escape – the tension in the rope is testament to this.
I guess it could be quite a depressing shot too – such a wonderful bird tethered up for man’s pleasure. It says a lot about wildlife conservation and education, and causes the viewer to ponder the scene and circumstance.
That’s why it is my photo of the week.