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Osprey on Prey (not gruesome)

 
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Jul 16, 2011 03:33 |  #1

This was a difficult shot to compose as the moment just fell in to my lap, so I had to move fast. I've cropped this by about 50%, to increase impact and try to reduce the distraction of the branches, twigs and bits of foliage that were all distracting attention from the Osprey.

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The poor old fish was still alive for quite a while and some of the other shots in the sequence are a little gruesome but they also tell you a lot about how skilful the Osprey is at dissection...

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Jul 16, 2011 05:23 |  #2

Very nice, John. I love the way the light has just caught his face Where did you take this?


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Jul 16, 2011 05:55 |  #3

it's a great shot John




  
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Jul 16, 2011 06:10 |  #4

Thanks folks!

It was taken at the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Nature Reserve, in Florida. Which, I might add, is a truly magical place for shore-bird and raptor fans. We liked it so much, we bought half a villa in nearby Fort Myers with some friends, because we instantly knew we would be back there as often as our lives and our budgets will allow us to be :)




  
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Jul 16, 2011 09:57 |  #5

johnasc wrote in post #12767630 (external link)
Thanks folks!

It was taken at the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Nature Reserve, in Florida. Which, I might add, is a truly magical place for shore-bird and raptor fans. We liked it so much, we bought half a villa in nearby Fort Myers with some friends, because we instantly knew we would be back there as often as our lives and our budgets will allow us to be :)

I may have to hate you then!! (sigh!!) I love "Ding" Darling myself, I've been there three times now on various visits to Florida. We're saving up again as we speak!!


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Jul 16, 2011 09:58 |  #6

that's an awesome shot. great detail...




  
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Jul 16, 2011 11:52 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #7

Wonderful John.


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Jul 16, 2011 20:40 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #8

nice capture




  
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Jul 17, 2011 01:48 |  #9

Thanks everyone :)

Sacmac, we're hoping to go again in November, to do some work on the house and of course a bit more bird photography :)




  
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Jul 17, 2011 06:19 |  #10

Nicely done, very nice IQ!


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Jul 17, 2011 11:53 |  #11

johnasc wrote in post #12771777 (external link)
Thanks everyone :)

Sacmac, we're hoping to go again in November, to do some work on the house and of course a bit more bird photography :)

Yes, that's usually the time of year that we go, but I don't think we can afford it this year. We'll have to see how work goes :) Enjoy.


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Jul 17, 2011 19:47 |  #12

Wonderful John! It could be a museum display.


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Jul 18, 2011 04:04 |  #13

Thanks everyone!




  
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