Papa Osprey's on the ball at Wychmere

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someGuyinmasset on September 17, 2008

Well, at least somebody's on the ball! Good one Kamaly. I think I know the bird and building.

kamalyn on September 17, 2008

Thanks! You do know the bird and what he's on, but might not be the one you think. It's Mr. Osprey again, at the top of this seaside flag mast (or what ever one would call the fancy mast-like flag poles at boating places!) This quick trip there I knew to expect him here (about 20' from the road), and caaaarefully parked and focused on him, knowing he'd fly. Then another car went by and startled us both, so only a blurry flight shot after all that... I think the female has migrated, so Dad and his boy should be flying south in another week or two.

Sabine aus Rostock on September 17, 2008

What a beautiful and impressive bird! Great shot!

Greetings from Germany, Sabine

Oscar Quintana on September 18, 2008

Hi Kamaly,

I envy you everyday more than before. You seen to have a special knack for catching birds. Keep going and good shots. By de way, might you send me a little of your luck . . . just joking.

And what about IKE, it's everything alright? did you got any pics?

Greetings from Spain.

Jean Gregory Evans on September 18, 2008


kamalyn on September 18, 2008

Thanks, Sabine, Oscar, and jean ! It's so cool to have discovered this osprey nest right in a very small congested harbor, with both the nest and the father's favorite perch not far from the road at all - so it's a bit like shooting fish in a barrel to get shots people only dream of having the chance for. Now that I know about it, I think I just may be going to Cape Cod a lot more often next summer!

And Oscar, luckily we were very far from even the remnants of Ike. Even 'Hanna', which was still a tropical storm when it passed nearby, really didn't amount to much at all for us. (Thank goodness for that one - I'd been worried about my new-found ospreys!)

Cal Kimola Brown on September 25, 2008

Beautiful shot, his talons are huge.

Jean Gregory Evans on September 25, 2008

That would be an excellent place to visit! You are so lucky!!


kamalyn on September 26, 2008

Thanks, Cal and Jean! Yeah, they sure do have amazing talons, to hold those wiggling fish. I almost named this one 'Time for a Pedicure'! And jean, I have a feeling you'd love it at about any beach! Do you ever go to the shore there?

Marbiz on October 7, 2008

Truly Kamaly you take some awesome shots. Wonderful how the Osprey can balance on that globe. Such a beautiful bird. Cheers. M

Steve Paxton on January 11, 2009

he would get it.steve

kamalyn on January 22, 2009

LOL, thanks, Jean!

And more very very belated Thanks steve and marbiz! This one's favorite perch is a flag mast about 20 feet from the road - so very easy pickin's for photos, as long as you sneak up on him quietly.

keepclicking on December 13, 2010

Now that precision landing.

kamalyn on December 14, 2010

Thanks keepclicking! This was a favored perch for him - and a great choice, since it's the top of a flagpole quite near the road. My closest views of ospreys ever! (And so nice to see this photo again after a long time! -Double Thanks!)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 17, 2008
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    by kamalyn
    • Taken on 2008/09/17 17:52:11
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash