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This is one of my favourite shots of the Ospreys captured on a recent visit to the highlands. I like the raw power in this shot as the bird lifts itself from the water with its catch.

Please view large for detail if time allows as this image doesn't retain the impact small Smile .

Big thanks for all the UA's on yesterdayd upload, they are greatly appreciated.

With regards Fish

Camera:Canon
Lens:500mm L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:STRIKE POINT
Username:LeeFisher LeeFisher
Uploaded:4 Aug 2010 - 1:49 PM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Close-up / macro, Fish, Fish101, General, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Rainbow trout, Rothiemurchus, Scotland, Trout, Wildlife / nature
Votes:180
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acousticmist
4 Aug 2010 - 1:52 PM

Excellent capture.....Martin

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mickp
mickp e2 Member 8mickp vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 1:55 PM

I agree excellent capture.
Mick

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
4 Aug 2010 - 1:56 PM

Superb +++++
cor

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Sylviwhalley
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4 Aug 2010 - 2:08 PM

Great capture.
Sylvia

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andywiseman
4 Aug 2010 - 2:29 PM

what a shot! well done,great picture.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 2:37 PM

Your timing in capturing these shots is just spot on and this one is no exception.
Ronnie.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 2:59 PM

Astonishing--- a well made image!
JEnnnnn

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 3:08 PM

Very impressive. A great capture.
Ron

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 3:10 PM

another superb capture
regards
Yung

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WYNN
WYNN  3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 - 3:15 PM

SUPERB CAPTURE, EXCELLENT TIMING.

WYNN.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 3:51 PM

Another cracker Lee... love these and Cheryls

Jon

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 - 4:39 PM

Well timed another excellent image

Bob

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Porthos
Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 4:56 PM

Excellent detail in a fabulous image.....Derek

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 - 5:55 PM

thats a great shot,
kev.

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Imagephotographics

Another superb capture !

Chris

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 7:20 PM

Superb yet again Lee,love the eye contact and action captured.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 8:32 PM

superb in every way

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bromley-smith
4 Aug 2010 - 9:08 PM

Excellent image.
Tony

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 442 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 9:34 PM

I left my comment on the wrong shot lmao

Even Greater shot was meant for here Wink

Seriously tho mate this truly is Superb

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Phil32
Phil32  4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 - 11:33 PM

Fantastic capture, such impact created in this shot with perfect timing.

Phil

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13320 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 11:33 PM

Superb, even better than the previous ones,
Alan

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 - 11:19 AM

STUNNING Image...Jack

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Alan_Coles
5 Aug 2010 - 2:02 PM

Fantastic shot...well worth the award.

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2010 - 5:18 PM

This certainly has the WOW factor .... congrats on your EC!

gill

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2010 - 10:58 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words, and to Cheryl and Brian for their UA's and Pete for the EC. Am chuffed Smile

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2010 - 12:57 PM

Cheers for the UA phil, much appreciated.
Lee

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Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 9:04 AM

Well done on the POTW, Lee.

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LukeParkinson

Congratulations on the POTW Lee. Very well done!

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 10:47 AM

WOW, Just seen. Can't believe it am soooo happy. Thanks Pete Grin Grin
Thanks to everyone who has been so positive on all my shots and all the good advise I've recieved (Cheryl).
Smile Smile
Cheers Lee

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 12:04 PM

congrats on your POTW.
have a good week,
Yung

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DannoM  556 forum posts England
9 Aug 2010 - 12:17 PM

well done on the POTW mate, well deserved for a great series
dan

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9 Aug 2010 - 12:20 PM

amazing

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drnail  350 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 - 1:06 PM

superb shot

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User_Removed
9 Aug 2010 - 1:58 PM

Congrats on the POTW Lee, well deserved m8
Dave

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FredF
FredF  7 France
9 Aug 2010 - 3:16 PM

Fantastic image, looks like my little starling I took a few weeks aga Smile

Fred

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 3:17 PM

Thanks everyone Smile
fish

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9 Aug 2010 - 6:29 PM

Very well deserved awards for a stunning capture
Mike

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 6:32 PM

Thanks Mike.

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jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 7:31 PM

Very well deserved. I am pleased that Cheryl and I could recommend such a place for you to get a potw!
Congrats Smile
Jonah

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 7:32 PM

Thanks Jonah,

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 7:33 AM

fabulous, congrats on POTW.lesley

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Techno
Techno  51004 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 7:58 AM

Please view large for detail if time allows as this image doesn't retain the impact small .

How true! Magnificent capture. Congratulations on all the awards, well deserved..
Mal

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drayl002
drayl002  434 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 9:44 AM

very god shot!
if you have time please go my freinds web site and see his lock garten and other locks and see his photos of osprays.


Luke

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GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 4:33 PM

What a cracker well done on all the awards
Glynnis

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John_Humphreys
10 Aug 2010 - 8:49 PM

Incredibly good shot! John

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ImageProducer
10 Aug 2010 - 10:38 PM

truly stunning !

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Alan_Coles
10 Aug 2010 - 10:40 PM

Well deserved POTW...there has been some fantastic shots from the group that travelled to this shoot but this just edges the lots methinks

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Geofferz e2 Member 5Geofferz vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2010 - 5:43 PM

Well done on your POTW.
Brilliant capture.
Geoff.

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:32 PM

Thanks everyone for the amazing response,
fish

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javam e2 Member 91083 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 9:26 PM

Congrats on this one too!

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louiseculbert
14 Aug 2010 - 4:34 PM

A truely stunning picture. The bird is so beautiful. Well done achieving this amazing shot. Louise

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thevamaranr
16 Aug 2010 - 4:51 AM

Absolutely wonderful shot. Congratulations...

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YORIS
YORIS  4 Indonesia
19 Aug 2010 - 5:26 PM

it's fantastic, but i think i can do that.

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photoga29
photoga29  5 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2010 - 2:11 PM

super pic - gotta grab the image when they come in this way at Rothie and you've done it in spades Phil

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nhell  3
30 Aug 2010 - 10:42 PM

wow! great shot!

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giri
giri  5
4 Sep 2010 - 7:06 PM

AMAZING

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cazzycool
cazzycool e2 Member 5cazzycool vcard United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 - 12:22 AM

That is fantastic. I am jealous.

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WOWHOT  729 forum posts Switzerland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2010 - 7:08 PM

Just to add a comment with a little more in-depth positive constructive criticism. I have an idea - the dark water at the bottom of the frame I feel needs a similar effect in darkening the background for the top of the frame edges or keeping the top the way it is and lightening the water at the bottom.

I feel both will still hold the energy of the shot and still encapsulate the image in a 3diminantion illusion.
Also around the left hand of the osprey may look great with added water spray at a pixel level.

and my last idea is that the removal of the lake shore line to the left of the subject matter due to my eyes are drawn to it... my eye viewing seems to be 1st osprey -2nd head of fish the 3rd lack shore line.
I'm not right in my opinion its just a positive observation looking through my eyes...

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2010 - 12:36 AM

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions guys Smile
fish

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Kingfisher8
19 Oct 2010 - 11:28 AM

What a capture Fantastic image well done.

Keith.

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rachsaxby  3 England
1 Nov 2010 - 5:58 PM

beautiful, I love the reflection in the water. Great capture.

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yaco
yaco  3 Ireland
11 Jan 2011 - 11:13 PM

amazing capture....

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2011 - 12:31 PM

WOW ! amazing image

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joubertjosh
21 May 2011 - 5:04 PM

it must have neaded very good timing.Smile

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RickFreid
RickFreid  3 United States
31 Jul 2011 - 1:40 PM

Great capture!

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john_starkey
17 Sep 2011 - 8:57 PM

Wow i am only a year or so late seeing this awesome image,and what a cracker it is,one of my fav's on here,great work indeed,

John.

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Dan5 Junior Member 5 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 - 1:13 PM

amazing

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DEBASISH  1 India
21 Dec 2012 - 6:51 PM

Just Wow..... Mind blowing..Wink

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martinjackson
20 May 2013 - 4:40 PM

OH YAAA!! utter perfection, i have just joined a few days ago, so this is me just seeing this photo. Its amazing and one of the best photos I have seen on here so far. Well done, brilliant shot.

Tony

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