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STRIKE POINT

By LeeFisher
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

Tags: Scotland General Fish Bird Close-up and macro Osprey Rothiemurchus Aviemore Trout Wildlife and nature Rainbow trout Pandion haliaetus Fish101

Voters: acousticmist, Bravdo, mickp and 180 more

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Comments


acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 1:52PM
Excellent capture.....Martin

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mickp Plus
10 9 7 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 1:55PM
I agree excellent capture.
Mick
Cor 7 Belgium
4 Aug 2010 1:56PM
Superb +++++
cor
4 Aug 2010 2:08PM
Great capture.
Sylvia
4 Aug 2010 2:29PM
what a shot! well done,great picture.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
4 Aug 2010 2:37PM
Your timing in capturing these shots is just spot on and this one is no exception.
Ronnie.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
4 Aug 2010 2:59PM
Astonishing--- a well made image!
JEnnnnn
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
4 Aug 2010 3:08PM
Very impressive. A great capture.
Ron
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 3:10PM
another superb capture
regards
Yung
WYNN 6 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 3:15PM
SUPERB CAPTURE, EXCELLENT TIMING.

WYNN.
4 Aug 2010 3:51PM
Another cracker Lee... love these and Cheryls

Jon
4 Aug 2010 4:39PM
Well timed another excellent image

Bob
Porthos 6 1 Northern Ireland
4 Aug 2010 4:56PM
Excellent detail in a fabulous image.....Derek
4 Aug 2010 5:55PM
thats a great shot,
kev.
Another superb capture !

Chris
4 Aug 2010 7:20PM
Superb yet again Lee,love the eye contact and action captured.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 8:32PM
superb in every way
4 Aug 2010 9:08PM
Excellent image.
Tony
4 Aug 2010 9:34PM
I left my comment on the wrong shot lmao

Even Greater shot was meant for here Wink

Seriously tho mate this truly is Superb
Phil32 6 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2010 11:33PM
Fantastic capture, such impact created in this shot with perfect timing.

Phil
4 Aug 2010 11:33PM
Superb, even better than the previous ones,
Alan
mrjt 10 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 11:19AM
STUNNING Image...Jack
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
5 Aug 2010 2:02PM
Fantastic shot...well worth the award.
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2010 5:18PM
This certainly has the WOW factor .... congrats on your EC!

gill
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
5 Aug 2010 10:58PM
Thanks everyone for the kind words, and to Cheryl and Brian for their UA's and Pete for the EC. Am chuffed Smile
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
6 Aug 2010 12:57PM
Cheers for the UA phil, much appreciated.
Lee
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Aug 2010 9:04AM
Well done on the POTW, Lee.
LukeParkinson 6 30 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 9:44AM
Congratulations on the POTW Lee. Very well done!
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
9 Aug 2010 10:47AM
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
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 12:04PM
congrats on your POTW.
have a good week,
Yung
DannoM 7 58 England
9 Aug 2010 12:17PM
well done on the POTW mate, well deserved for a great series
dan
9 Aug 2010 12:20PM
amazing
drnail 5 50 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 1:06PM
superb shot
User_Removed 6 10 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 1:58PM
Congrats on the POTW Lee, well deserved m8
Dave
FredF 9 1 France
9 Aug 2010 3:16PM
Fantastic image, looks like my little starling I took a few weeks aga Smile

Fred
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
9 Aug 2010 3:17PM
Thanks everyone Smile
fish
9 Aug 2010 6:29PM
Very well deserved awards for a stunning capture
Mike
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
9 Aug 2010 6:32PM
Thanks Mike.
jonah794 7 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2010 7:31PM
Very well deserved. I am pleased that Cheryl and I could recommend such a place for you to get a potw!
Congrats Smile
Jonah
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
9 Aug 2010 7:32PM
Thanks Jonah,
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
10 Aug 2010 7:33AM
fabulous, congrats on POTW.lesley
Techno Plus
7 1.7k 8 England
10 Aug 2010 7:58AM
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
User_Removed 6 34 4 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2010 9:44AM
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
10 Aug 2010 4:33PM
What a cracker well done on all the awards
Glynnis
John_Humphreys 10 69 2 Ireland
10 Aug 2010 8:49PM
Incredibly good shot! John
10 Aug 2010 10:38PM
truly stunning !
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
10 Aug 2010 10:40PM
Well deserved POTW...there has been some fantastic shots from the group that travelled to this shoot but this just edges the lots methinks
Geofferz 7 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2010 5:43PM
Well done on your POTW.
Brilliant capture.
Geoff.
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
11 Aug 2010 6:32PM
Thanks everyone for the amazing response,
fish
javam 11 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 9:26PM
Congrats on this one too!
A truely stunning picture. The bird is so beautiful. Well done achieving this amazing shot. Louise
16 Aug 2010 4:51AM
Absolutely wonderful shot. Congratulations...
YORIS 6 Indonesia
19 Aug 2010 5:26PM
it's fantastic, but i think i can do that.
23 Aug 2010 2:11PM
super pic - gotta grab the image when they come in this way at Rothie and you've done it in spades Phil
nhell 5
30 Aug 2010 10:42PM
wow! great shot!
giri 7
4 Sep 2010 7:06PM
AMAZING
cazzycool 7 8 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 12:22AM
That is fantastic. I am jealous.
WOWHOT 9 29 1 Switzerland
2 Oct 2010 7:08PM
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...
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
3 Oct 2010 12:36AM
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions guys Smile
fish
19 Oct 2010 11:28AM
What a capture Fantastic image well done.

Keith.
1 Nov 2010 5:58PM
beautiful, I love the reflection in the water. Great capture.
yaco 5 Ireland
11 Jan 2011 11:13PM
amazing capture....
Mike_Smith Plus
9 290 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2011 12:31PM
WOW ! amazing image
21 May 2011 5:04PM
it must have neaded very good timing.Smile
31 Jul 2011 1:40PM
Great capture!
john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2011 8:57PM
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.
Dan5 Junior Member 7 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 1:13PM
amazing
21 Dec 2012 6:51PM
Just Wow..... Mind blowing..Wink
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
What a fantastic beautiful bird with stunning colours super shot. wonderful attention to detail excellent photography SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
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