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 keeps an alert eye out for a potential fish in the marsh pond down below. A light grey, overcast sky in the background combined with the exposure gave this flight a high key, almost studio shot appearance.
Wow, great shot!!! right in mid air…
Hey thanks Linda, glad you liked this one!
I appreciate it Adrian!
Stunning! So glad they’re back!!
Oh it’s always fun to see these guys at work. Of course the eagles are always watching too!
Wonderful capture, he looks like he ‘s out to embrace you, Phil. A very comforting thought. I have been traveling a lot and I’m not up to date; I hope you are alright, dear friend.
Best wishes, Dina
Thank you much for your very kind words and support Dina, it’s greatly appreciated.
For these past several days I’ve actually been feeling better then I have in months. Maybe things are finally looking up!
Also thanks for checking out this osprey photo!
We all keep our fingers crossed for you!
Wishing you lots of good days getting better and better.
Warm greetings from Dina & Co
Hey Grazie Pat! 🙂
Very beautiful shot!! I face the problem of shadows in the underside of wings while shooting birds overhead. How do you get such nice detail in the wings?
Thanks, I’m glad you liked this osprey shot!
I shoot in manual mode and generally under expose a shot like this. Almost any auto mode will likely expose more for the sky and let the bird go too dark. It can be tough though, even more so when you get a bird like a bald eagle where you want his white head to look nice but don’t want his wings too dark.
Beautiful bird of prey! Great capture! wing and tail feathers are so cool!
He does have a nice tail!
Thanks a bunch!
Utterly amazing and brilliant shot!
Glad you enjoyed this Gunta! Ospreys are always fun to watch and photograph.
It looks so regal. Osprey here have a bit of a clowny appearance.
They can really be hard workers, which makes me feel even worse for one that spends a lot of time catching a fish and then have some eagle take it.
Feathers all extended, coming right at you … that’s a great one.
Thanks a lot I’m glad you liked this view of the osprey. They do have impressive wings and I personally get a kick out of the splayed out tail feathers.
Hello Phil. Are there regular osprey activities at the ponds yet? I have been waiting for them to come back so I can make a trip there. Thanks.
Recently they have been fairly active not only around the pond but in the salt marsh as well once the tide and water level is up enough. There is also still the eagle pair lurking nearby waiting to pounce the osprey if it catches a fish.
Such a favourite, as you know, Phil and even as a nivice, I can see that this shot is just perfection! The detail, background, everything!
Well I greatly appreciate your very kind words Maggie and also your ongoing support. Thanks very much!
Sorry, Phil, meant to say novice!
That’s how I read it anyway Maggie. 🙂
I appreciate you looking and commenting and glad you liked seeing the osprey!
Breathtaking pic, Phil. Love the feather detail, and that beady eye really sparkles. I bet he doesn’t miss much. 🙂
Great shot, Phil – love it!