I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
An osprey fishing in the marsh pond makes a huge splash but comes up empty on this attempt. He did make a really nice splash though. 🙂
Nice? Outstanding splash…just like the image. 🙂
Thanks Steve! Glad you liked his splash and my photo! 😀
Bella spruzzata per una bellissima foto 🙂
Grazie! Sono contento che ti è piaciuto il tonfo e la foto! 😀
Huiiii 😀 Klasse!!
Ich bin sehr glücklich Sie dieses Foto gefällt!
I love the splash, but he kinda looks like a sparrow.
Shhh…don’t let him hear you say that, he’s a big brave osprey and has to continue to tell the eagle that. 🙂
Glad he did not hear me. They are one mean looking bird with those eyes.
Just like the alligators they can be very sensitive and we wouldn’t want to hurt their little feelings would we?! 😯 🙂 Good thing you put the part in there about being mean looking, that should help.
Have you ever published your photos in NG? This is an amazing photo, Phil!!! All of your photos are amazing in one way or the other, but here it is not about an exotic bird species or Mr. gator – it is about a wonderfully captured moment. I LOVE IT!!!
Wow! Thanks a million for your very kind compliments Paula! I greatly appreciate it and I’m so glad you enjoy my wildlife photos!
I just love this picture, Phil! The detail is incredible and the whole effect absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful creature, one of my absolute favourites. Thank you for sharing this with us!
I’m thrilled you enjoyed this photo of one our local ospreys Maggie! Thanks very much!
One of the lessons of your blog recently seems to be that life as an osprey is hard: if you aren’t getting your fish stolen by a bald eagle, you’re getting all soggy with nothing to show for it!
Amazing that one bird can make a splash that size.
Ah yes they do often seem to have a tough time of it, either missing a fish on a dive attempt, or losing it to an eagle pirate. But they do have success as well, today’s post is done with your thoughts in mind. 🙂
Was it a belly flop?
I think it was a feet first dive. Much better then the brown pelicans who smash their face every time doing it head first.
Very nice catch!! I have yet to see one dive. We had a few on the lake flying around but never let me see them dive.
Thanks Erv! These guys have been active lately, either in the marsh or out over the ocean
This one definitely deserves Smithsonian or National Geographic contest award! NG has a “post of the day” http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/
Thank you so much for your endorsement and thinking of my photos for NG Amy, I appreciate it!
It’s all about making your presence known!
I never realized how large a bird the osprey really was until I saw the splash it made hitting the water right in front of me. That bird made it’s presence known for sure.
Brilliant splash , wiping my face off.
Another fabulous shot, Phil. 🙂
Wow beautiful shot including the ripple effect of the splash!
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