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Fisherman's Luck

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 13 June 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Here's no luck, but lots of skill. I had the privilege of watching this osprey (the one I posted on Wednesday), as it successfully caught this big, juicy mudfish and was beginning the upward climb through the air - to feed itself and its young on the fishy morsels of the day.

NIKON D80 1/1600 second F/5.6 ISO 1000 300 mm

Barbara from Florida, United States

How incredible a shot, Glenn. Great timing and angle to show the wingspan of the bird and the entire fish. Amazing how fast the Osprey are to swoop down and take a fish right out of the water. Winning shot!

13 Jun 2009 5:18am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Nice action!

13 Jun 2009 7:35am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You've caught it in flight...it's majestic...I feel sorry for the 'food' though, but it's a natural chain of event, and that is ok :)

13 Jun 2009 11:31am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

wow - amazing capture!! I agree it shows lots of skill on your part, but don't you think you also had just a bit of luck? ;-)
seriously - great shot of an amazing creature at work....

13 Jun 2009 11:59am

@Chris: A combination of luck, timing, and being at the right place at the right moment. Where we were, ospreys are known to hunt a lot -- and we were there at feeding time.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

To catch it at just the right angle... great shot, Glenn.

13 Jun 2009 12:11pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great capture!

13 Jun 2009 12:11pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Very good catch, both for the osprey and you!

13 Jun 2009 12:45pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow...what a cool capture! Talk about timing!

13 Jun 2009 1:28pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

waht a big catch,it looks almost as big as the bird's own body!!

13 Jun 2009 3:09pm

rajeev from dubai, United Arab Emirates

Very well captured

13 Jun 2009 4:11pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Nature at work ... what a remarkable catch for both the Osprey and you!

13 Jun 2009 7:45pm

1/1600 second
ISO 1000
300 mm