2011/08/16

Ooops, to close

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Fiskgjuse - Pandion haliaetus - Osprey
NF Photo 110812 at Valla viltvatten

I had seen this Osprey earlier when it was leaving the little wetland. I was looking elsewhere and did not see it coming back. I guess I reacted to the splash from the dive and turned to shoot. And had the bird coming right at me from behind the reed.  Instinctly I pulled the trigger and this is the actual shot. SOOC as they call it. Too bad I did not catch the entire face. That would have been cool.

Here I had time to turn around. It is not perfectly sharp but you can see the big fish it is holding.

And then it headed away to another bird high up in the air. Maybe a juvie.  
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32 comments:

  1. WOW..... trevligt ögonblick, Fiskgjusen med bytet - härliga bilder!
    Ha det gott! /Bea

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  2. A fantastic bird to see never mind capture an image of... well done.

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  3. Terrific photos and wonderful bird!

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  4. Wow! That's a close encounter of the real kind!

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  5. Yes, too close - but - wonderful plumage detail on that wing.

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  6. They're so dramatic!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Så häftigt att du fick så bra bilder på den! Till och med så den kom för nära...Härligt!

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  8. The Ospreys are cool birds, love to see them fish. Great sighting.

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  9. Great first shot! Oh man, you were close to framing the whole bird. Your quick draw skills are right on the money! Such a fun encounter, you never know when opportunity will fly by!

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  10. They're spectacular birds!

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  11. springman, hihi, I thought you would like my shots today. :)
    Thanks all of you. :)

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  12. Now that is what I would call a bird on the wing. It may not be what you intended to catch but is is a good one none the less.

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  13. Just missing a shot happens to me all the time. Still well done! Any idea what kind of fish it was?

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  14. Häftiga bilder, gillar speciellt den första:)

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  15. Ospreys are such big and wonderful birds! Nice captures.

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  16. fantastic SOOC
    it's perfect just as it is

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  17. Well, that SOCC shot has a lovely image of the wing in flight...

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  18. great shots
    happy SWF

    MY SWF ishere
    MY PORTFOLIOhere

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  19. Terrific shots. I really like the first one, although not planned I think it's a great composition.

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  20. Fabelaktige bilder. Jeg er imponert.

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  21. Hi!
    Awesome shots! Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2011/08/katie.html

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  22. Fantastic spur of the moment shot. Love the wing feather detail.

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  23. Wow.. fantastiske billeder og tak for hjælpen med rødstjerten.. :-)

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