Eastern Osprey

Posted by gregc on Sun Sep 24, 2023 8:25 pm

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Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus) bathing. Same bird as my previous post, same spot, but she has turned 180, and standing a bit taller, so more bird and less splash. She was bashing her wings forward on the water with the 'elbows' bent, so the previous image was them hitting the water, tail out behind. Might have looked a bit in all the splash like it was facing away... After bashing a few times she would dunk her head, and repeat.

ISO 500, 420mm, f5.6, 1/4000, OM-1.

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by david fletcher on Mon Sep 25, 2023 5:45 am
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Marvellous capture Greg. Superb use of the low angle.
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by Craig Lipski on Mon Sep 25, 2023 6:57 am
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Love the low angle and comp!
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by peter makuch on Mon Sep 25, 2023 8:11 am
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I like your approach on this capture and the droplets of the tail is a plus, good stuff GREG.

by Carol Clarke on Mon Sep 25, 2023 2:13 pm
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Another excellent action capture of her bathing behaviour, Greg!

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by paul fletcher on Mon Sep 25, 2023 7:58 pm
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Another fine Osprey photograph, Greg. Droplets are a highlight here, plus nice blue colours for the setting, as well.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:05 am
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Great low angle and pose, Greg. I also like the droplets.
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