An Osprey and a Whiting over Fort De Soto

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An Osprey and a Whiting over Fort De SotoAn Osprey and a Whiting over Fort De Soto – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 195mm, natural light, not baited

Yesterday I finished moving all of my diurnal raptor images from the old galleries to the new ones. There were quite a few images that needed to be reprocessed and my current watermark applied but they are done. Now onto the 2,256 other images that need to be moved.

This Osprey image was taken in April of 2009 at Fort De Soto’s north beach. I had been photographing smaller birds that were close to me when I noticed the Osprey flying in with a whiting. I didn’t have time to zoom or change my settings and although I wish I would have more focal length (by zooming) I still liked this image because of the fish dangling in the Osprey’s talons, eye contact, the wing position and most of all the sky with thin clouds.

The weather has cleared some,  the temperatures are cooler and it is actually beginning to feel like fall. Time to get out and see if the fronts brought in any interesting birds!

Life is good.

Mia

3 Comments

  1. Elephant's Child October 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    What an amazing sight. Both you and the osprey got very satisfying catches…

  2. Patty Chadwick October 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Like all four images of Osprey with fish..like this one, with the Whiting the best…am surprised at the others. Isn’t a Flounder a bottom feeder? If so, I’m surprised it was where an Osprey could get ahold of it…love the focus of the bird’s eyes….

  3. Bob Mcpherson October 20, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Beautiful image, Mia. Love watching the Ospreys, mores when they have a catch.

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