Osprey Mid Day Flight
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|This Osprey was just getting ready to land in its nest at the time.|
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North American subspecies
Sclater & Salvin, 1873
Species: P. haliaetus
The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish eagle, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching 60 centimetres (24 in) in length with a 2m wingspan. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings.
The Osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. It is found on all continents except Antarctica although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant.
As its other common name suggests, the Osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It has evolved specialised physical characteristics and exhibits unique behaviour to assist in hunting and catching prey. As a result of these unique characteristics, it has been given its own taxonomic genus, Pandion and family, Pandionidae. Four subspecies are usually recognised. Despite its propensity to nest near water, the Osprey is not a sea-eagle.
PP work consisted of crop and following adjustments to boost some of the detail.
exposure adj +0.33ev
fill light +17
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My main interest in photography is BIRDS and for this reason,I can appreciate this image you posted here. Ospreys are kind of diffucult to capture and when I mean it, I mean it. I have never got so nice and sharp a photographa as yours. I would have liked to have taken it myself.
Good shot my friend
Hi Wayne..beautiful shot...great panning to get this bird in focus...well done.
- [2011-01-20 11:35]
I agree with Roger,re the Panning,you certainly caught this fellow in flight with good details & a good sharp face.