Something’s fishy

An Osprey with a Flounder over the GulfAn Osprey with a Flounder over the Gulf – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3,  1.750, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 135mm, natural light, not baited

A simple but fishy post today of an Osprey image taken 5 years ago in Florida. The flounder was large enough that I wondered how the Osprey could be gaining altitude. The Osprey; unlike some human fisherman, didn’t need to brag about his big his catch was and I am just grateful the fish didn’t fall on my head. No wonder Ospreys are called Fish Hawks, right?

Mia

12 Comments

  1. Ingrid Taylar June 12, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Before I even read your text, I envisioned this Osprey trying to get up out of the water with this big flounder. As far as fish falling on your head, we were having lunch many years ago in Mendocino County and the subject of Ospreys came up with the proprietor –how many Ospreys we’d seen that day. She said, “you know you’re from Mendocino when a fish lands on your head.”

  2. Ingrid June 12, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Before I even read your text, I envisioned this Osprey trying to get up out of the water with this big flounder. As far as fish falling on your head, we were having lunch many years ago in Mendocino County and the subject of Ospreys came up with the proprietor –how many Ospreys we’d seen that day. She said, “you know you’re from Mendocino when a fish lands on your head.”

  3. Wally June 10, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Terrific photograph, Mia! A little crab stuffing, cole slaw, hushpuppies……I’m hungry.

  4. Patty Chadwick June 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    WOW!!! That is some BIG fish!!! And an unusual angle to capture…amazing that the bird could actually fly with such a big fish and the shape of the fish must have made the wind drag even more difficult.

  5. Jane Chesebrough June 10, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Great photo of osprey and large fish-they sure don’t miss much!

  6. Elephant's Child June 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Wow. Though mind you (as the daughter of a fisherman) I think the Osprey’s wing span is talking about the one that got away…

  7. Chris Rohrer June 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    That flounder must have fed quite a few:) Looks like there was a good meal to be had:)

  8. Jolanta June 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Just amazing! Thank you 🙂

  9. Lois Bryan June 10, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Amazing capture Mia … and Mr Osprey has his golden eyes right on YOU!!! Very cool!!

  10. Ilze Long June 10, 2014 at 6:57 am

    we have much to learn from birds of the air and animals on land and in sea.

  11. Montanagirl June 10, 2014 at 6:57 am

    One word: Spectacular!!

  12. Bob Bushell June 10, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Wonderful photo of the Osprey.

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