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Thread started 23 Apr 2011 (Saturday) 09:32
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I've been trying to get this shot for 2 years

 
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Apr 23, 2011 09:32 |  #1

And this isn't quite what I'm looking for but I'm getting closer to one of my dream shots of an Osprey in full dive mode. I don't know of any other bird of prey that hunts in this way and every other time I've had a chance at the shot it ends up being just a couple of pixels on my screen. I'm still trying to get THE shot.

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Apr 23, 2011 09:38 |  #2

Nice job, he has to be going pretty fast there. Getting the angle right involves more luck than anything, but it will come, it just takes time.




  
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Apr 23, 2011 10:03 |  #3

neat capture




  
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Apr 23, 2011 10:05 |  #4

Good job, I have been trying for that shot too, so I know just how hard it is. : )


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Apr 23, 2011 10:23 |  #5

Wow Mike, that may not be a full dive but thats pretty close, I think the claws exposed like that is just as good, fantastic timing and detail in the claws, thats a great shot!


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Apr 23, 2011 11:20 as a reply to  @ Oldjackssparrows's post |  #6

While it may not be exactly what you want, it is a bloody awesome shot!


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Apr 23, 2011 11:44 |  #7

Great job! I'd say that's pret'near perfect!
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Apr 23, 2011 11:49 |  #8

Indeed, an awesome shot. Curious, what was your shutter speed?


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Apr 23, 2011 12:24 |  #9

Congrats on getting this one Mike, this is a wonderful shot.


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Apr 23, 2011 13:43 as a reply to  @ Shar824's post |  #10

I can assume you're not happy with this because it's not full frame coming at you? :cool: I've only managed "distant" shots of this and have been patiently waiting myself...I did manage a full framer 2 years ago but it was blurry and I got wet from the impact of the Osprey hitting the water. I was feeding some Turtles some crackers in a small lake and didn't realize the Osprey perched across the lake could see the fish the crackers were attracting...caught me off guard. :p


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Apr 23, 2011 14:59 |  #11

Worth the wait


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Apr 23, 2011 15:40 |  #12

Very nice shot.


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Apr 23, 2011 15:42 |  #13

it's an awesome image Mike




  
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Apr 23, 2011 15:52 |  #14

That is a great capture. I've have yet to be able to do the same, and it's not for a lack of trying.


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Apr 23, 2011 15:53 |  #15

Great shot.


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