Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Ospreys Return

Shortly after slipping the boat into the lake yesterday morning I spotted a pair of Ospreys circling overhead and then swooping in to land in a dead tree, my first osprey sighting this season. 

With the ospreys back lit by the brightening eastern sky I focused on shooting silhouettes of the graceful birds.


While processing wildlife photos I most often attempt to duplicate the scene as I observed it however with this set of images I strayed into the realm of processing as I would have liked the scene to appear.

Although osprey sightings at this lake are quite common throughout the season I have not observed any signs of nesting.  Perhaps this will be the year; I can always hope!



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15 comments:

texwisgirl said...

those are fantastic! processed or not, they're shiver-inducing. :)

Lady Fi said...

Stunning shots! Gloriously stunning!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Great silhouette shots!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Magnificent shots!
Great perspective.

Visiting via Camera Critters.

Montanagirl said...

Fabulous! LOVE these shots.

Gary said...

Well done they're beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

chubskulit said...

Now, that is what I call beauty!

Please come and see my critter post. Have a great weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Very cool Osprey shots!

HoodPhoto said...

These are great photos. Love the silhouettes! Happy weekend to you :)

Vrinda said...

This is called photography!!!
Awesome pic, great capture!!

Vrinda.

Kimberly said...

wow.... just.... wow. Absolutely beautiful.

Kerri said...

Superb!

JimB said...

Real Nice!!!!

HANNIBAL said...

Absolutely STUNNING shots! Wow!

Meggie said...

Gorgeous shots, Coy!