4/23/2008

Wordless Wed: Osprey in flight

7 comments:

Eve said...

;-)

HANNIBAL said...

Is this digiscoping? Nice capture!

Owlman said...

Hannibal this picture was taken with my 75-300 IS USM Canon, unfortunately I don't own a scope...yet ;-) I added a Vignette effect from Photoshop with makes it appear like a digiscope capture.

Thanks for popping in Eve and Hannibal, much appreciated.

Shellmo said...

Beautiful - so dramatic w/ the wings spread!

dguzman said...

Nice work!

Susan Gets Native said...

Ooooooo....

(wiping the drool off the keyboard)

I loves me some osprey.
We see them so rarely at RAPTOR...last year, only one came in as a rehab bird. But it had already died on arrival. Dammit.
I haven't seen one yet this year, but that's probably because I haven't been where they hang out.

Owlman said...

Hi all thanks for popping in and commenting on the Osprey. I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of Osprey that I've seen in our area. We have small river and two large reservoirs in the area and the Osprey are definitely making a strong come back. A birder in the area was telling me that Osprey were in jeopardy in NJ not long ago, so this is a great story. Many areas have erected platforms and I'm sure this has made a major difference for the Osprey. I actually saw one circling over Walmart yesterday...no byline with this comment!