Friday, May 23, 2008

Early Morning Osprey


Today’s early morning encounter with an osprey produced this image plus my new header.

While I was photographing a Spotted Sandpiper, I noticed an Osprey perched on a dead snag in a nearby cove. Once finished with the sandpiper I maneuvered the boat behind cover and approached the Osprey to within about fifty yards before exposing myself. As the Osprey flew past I framed and shot frantically.

As is always the case in these fast action episodes I was left to wonder as to whether I was successful until I was able to view the results on the computer.

9 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Fantastic shot of the Osprey in flight! And your header is superb!

Rose said...

Oh! How beautiful and awesome! I just love birds of prey...

fishing guy said...

Salty: I bow to the master, no matter what I do I couldn't get this kind of shot. You just amaze me with your camera.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning Salty... the header is excellentand goes so well with 'Country Captures'.

Tom

Tommy V said...

wow what a catch. great picture

photowannabe said...

Great new header Salty. I love how you captured the action of the Osprey.

Mrs. Salty said...

I love the new Osprey header; it looks as though the eye is on the goal.

Misty Dawn said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I'm speechless.

i beati said...

nice capturew a lot live near me and one day dropped an emormous fish onto my lounge chair haahah