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Ospreys at Play

By kinfatric
Its a long way off but I liked the fact I was able to catch it on the wing and in the wild. Taken near Aviemore at Rothiemurchus fishery in July. There is actually two of them although the other is nearly lost due to the dof.

C&C always welcome Smile

Tags: Ospreys Wildlife and nature

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IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2006 5:25PM
One of my ambitions is to see an Osprey in the flesh, Kin, (birdwatchers down here in East Anglia claim to have seen one must have flown off course), but in the meantime this will do very nicely indeed. The large version allows the viewer sufficient detail, while the expanse of landscape around it provides vital environmental context. The dark foreground hill gives great balance.

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kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
6 Dec 2006 5:27PM
thanks for that Ian, this is one for the connoisseurs I think and I'm so very glad you like it Smile I got a few frames off but I liked this one as the markings are very clear and unmistakably an Osprey.
Actually I'm quite chuffed with myself in managing to capture these birds
sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2006 6:02PM
i'm envious kin, what a magnificent capture.

jaktis 13 84 Sweden
6 Dec 2006 6:23PM
I know the problem, you don't get that many retakes

chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
6 Dec 2006 6:24PM
I envy your sighting Kin,my admiration for your capture.....congratulations.
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
6 Dec 2006 7:06PM
I'm not a birdwatcher Kin, but I would still like to have seen this, well seen

Good shot Kin, lucky to be in the correct spot, Canon make a very good 600mm lens, it's only a few grand, how about we buy one between us?

All the very best my avian snapper,
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
6 Dec 2006 7:23PM
a wonderful image...perfect timing it

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
6 Dec 2006 7:24PM
Smile I ain't that keen Dougie no offence to your offer of course....and that would be a few grand each too
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
6 Dec 2006 8:27PM
thanks all
anthhope 11 1 England
6 Dec 2006 8:44PM
Very well caught!!!
Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2006 8:50PM
You must have pretty good eyesight Kin. Well seen and shot.

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
6 Dec 2006 9:02PM
my longsight is still good Nigel....thanks Smile
JohnDyer 11 67 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2006 9:14PM
Very well captured
Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2006 9:51PM
So is mine, (when I'm wearing my glasses)!

KingArthur 11 8 Malta
6 Dec 2006 11:47PM
Beautiful ... great take Kin.

Term 11 86 9 England
7 Dec 2006 9:14AM
wonderful subject well captured, nice one Kin

RobinF 11 83 1 England
7 Dec 2006 10:04AM
Great shot kin, well timed capture of the Osprey but love the landscape too. - kind regards Robin
7 Dec 2006 4:14PM
excellent!....well done!
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
8 Dec 2006 4:04AM
Great capture Kin, really marvellous camera work to get this so sharp. Like how the dark edge of your hilltop contrasts with the light tone of the rest giving such a great feeling of height and depth.
Rgds., Jim.
P.S. We have a few nesting around here in summer, great to watch them fishing!
Tandberg Plus
14 1.2k 2 England
8 Dec 2006 6:58PM
Like the depth in this Kin!!
Lovely sense of scale


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