Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Osprey

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Now this definitely not the best Osprey with fish photo you will ever see but I'll post it anyway.

It's a fairly large crop so its a bit indistinct but we think this is the male feeding the, now almost fully-grown, chicks. The female will probably have left for Africa by this stage and dad will go very soon. When the kids realise they are not being fed they will also leave and then spend 2 to 3 years in Africa before flying back to find partners and breed.

This is a real success story as the Osprey was extinct in Britain by 1840 but after a few pairs came from Scandinavia in the 1950's and a re-introduction and protection excercise in the 1970's the number of pairs has steadily increased until there are now estimated to be between 250-300 pairs every year.

Cheers

Andy

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300mm f4 afs & 1.4 converter
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Osprey
Username:Andysnapper Andysnapper
Uploaded:30 Aug 2012 - 6:29 AM
Tags:Birds, Osprey, Raptor, Wildlife / nature
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:14

Comments

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 6:36 AM

Very well spotted and captured, Andy. Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 7:07 AM

A superbly captured, well timed image Andy, which certainly provides us with a valuable insight into this magnificent Bird of Prey's life.

Regards Nathan

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 7:33 AM

What a privilege to see
Jenni

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:09 AM

Great capture
NettaSmile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:45 AM

fancy capturing that .... whoah!
the one on the nest doesnt look like a load of fun

Last Modified By barbarahirst at 30 Aug 2012 - 8:46 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 11:34 AM

Nicely captured.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 9:51 PM

Well captured in flight shot, thanks for sharing, Peter..

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

johnjones
johnjones  5 England
30 Aug 2012 - 11:37 PM

Nice capture one to keep in the folder.
jj

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.