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Osprey getting ready to take flight with catch.

By AnnJ
Despite my saying that I would not bore you with any more osprey images, here is another! I had not realised what a difficult task it was for the bird to take off from the water after catching a fish. It rocked several times in the water in order to gain the strength and momentum to lift its body into the air, while still holding the fish in its talons. No mean task, so I thought I should display it!

Thank you for looking,

Tags: Scotland Fishing General Water Birds of prey Lochs Ospreys Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, Irishkate, gdoum and 37 more

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Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2015 11:28AM
Interesting narrative Ann and I love that bokeh behind the osprey.
You got an amazing lot of great images on your shoot.
Kate Grin
10 Nov 2015 11:47AM
Well captured. Great behavoural illustration.
10 Nov 2015 12:07PM
Great photo and fascinating write-up. Well done!

Dave Wink
Bantu 7 7 1 India
10 Nov 2015 12:09PM
Too good action capture my friend.

10 Nov 2015 1:39PM
Great capture
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
10 Nov 2015 2:40PM
An excellent capture. Those eyes are amazing.
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
10 Nov 2015 5:45PM
No badges for this awsome shot, welll I will sort that..........brill.

capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2015 6:39PM
Great action shot, well taken.Smile

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
10 Nov 2015 6:46PM
Hurrah for the bird-- wishing him good luck! move fast !
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
10 Nov 2015 7:39PM
Incredible picture Ann. Superb timing and exposure.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2015 9:19PM
Great capture AnnGrinGrin

10 Nov 2015 10:25PM
Excellent shot Ann..Lin
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
10 Nov 2015 11:10PM
Fascinating image ....
fentiger 19 920 24 England
11 Nov 2015 7:44AM
Powerful well timed capture.

RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2015 5:02PM
I didn't realise they entered the water. I thought they just scooped the fish from above. Great shot!

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