Osprey over Hellcat Loop

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Comments (20)

diannemcd on September 18, 2010

Great shot, hope he didnt leave any deposits on your camera. cheers. D.

Bits-n-Pieces on September 18, 2010

Thanks Dianne! Nope - all was safe, Those are water drops. He'd just made a dive for a fish but came up empty. Rats - he flew 20 feet overhead. This would have been amazing if he'd gotten a fish!

icon62 on September 18, 2010

Beautiful capture! Cheers Paul.

Cal Kimola Brown on September 18, 2010

Good catch Kamalyn

Laurel211 on September 19, 2010

Excellent catch Bitsy, this is a very beautiful bird. We have them around here, but I've never managed to get a good photo. This is really lovely.

Nottincommand1 on September 19, 2010

Very nicely captured against a cloudless, blue sky!!

peargrin on September 20, 2010

Great catch! Never tire of seeing the beauties! Cheers, pear

Bits-n-Pieces on September 21, 2010

Thanks Paul, Cal, Laurel, geomancer, and pear! They're such gorgeous birds, it's a thrill to catch a decent shot of one. Although after peargrin's most recent National Geographic-quality Osprey upload, I'm a bit embarrassed to upload this. ;) But it's still about the best osprey I've been able to get so I'm glad it's still liked! This year I've been able to get many sitings of ospreys at Plum Island, but usually too far off for my 200mm lens. But this one kindly flew right toward me, dove for a fish, and flew off right overhead. It was so nice to watch!

Norrel on September 27, 2010

Nice shot, Bitsy, although the bird is ruining your clear blue sky.

someGuyinmasset on September 29, 2010

That's a beaut, Bits, actually the osprey is such a good fisher that the chances of getting him without a fish after an attempt is like 3 in 10 so this shot is rarer than you thought.

peargrin on September 29, 2010

wow, just how I feel about posting landscapes in light of your beautiful work! :)

Bits-n-Pieces on September 30, 2010

Thanks Norrel, and you are so right about that bird! But even if he hadn't ruined that perfect sky, my photo would have only been a mere shadow of the original masterpiece here on Panoramio.

Thanks Guy - That's a really nice way of looking at it! Of course, all the photos I've gotten with an osprey with a fish have been blurred, too far, obscured by branches......so It still would have been nice if he'd had a fish. But I really like the intent look on his face, probably muttering under his breath at the one that got away!

LOL pear* - Thanks!

Itallica on September 30, 2010

pull your left wing in, turn yourself about, dosie doh to your partner...

Thanks for the reference to Nawitka's classic.

Norrel on October 1, 2010

LOL! The link to Nawitka!

matsljungberg on October 6, 2010

Good capture of the bird. Like. Greetings, Mats.

Bits-n-Pieces on October 6, 2010

:D Norrel - can't believe you hadn't seen that one before. A true masterpiece!

Haha and Thanks Tery!

Thanks very much Mats! It pales in comparison to peargrin's bird photos, but it's the best one I've been able to catch in quite a while. Cheers!

Shadowrider on October 24, 2010

Bitsy! Sometimes one cannot see the forest for the trees.The big letters in the blue box that say 'Send comment' should have been my first clue. Thanks for the help.

Bits-n-Pieces on October 25, 2010

LOL, Thanks Shadowrider! Sometimes the obvious things just aren't all that obvious. Hope you're enjoying Panoramio :)

medved_ua on February 26, 2011


Bits-n-Pieces on March 5, 2011

Thanks very much medved_ua - Cheers to you from Boston.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 17, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2010/09/11 15:49:00
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash