The owl shot was from about 50 feet away, and then cropped a little in Photoshop. Yes, I do know where to look for her, and she's been there in the same general area in the winters for a while. Someone told me about it in confidence last year, so I was able to see an owl for my first time. The area where she's in has hills, so I'm able to climb up a hill to get a little more on her level. The lens is a 400mm Canon, which (when mounted to a typical Digital SLR) equates to 640mm. I won't say where she lives, other than that it's on the south side of Chicago in the city. Thanks for the comments.