Osprey with lunch

Osprey with lunch

Osprey with lunch. Looks like it ate the head first. Flat Tops of Colorado. 6-26-06.
on Jan 25, 2007 8:19 am
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 264111


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justahiker - Jan 25, 2007 9:11 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful bird!!

Very nice and clear photo!

From my experience, these are hardest photos to make.
Mountains are at least not moving!! :)


Colonelpyat - Jan 25, 2007 9:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful bird!!

Thanks for the compliment. I used a really nice lens with nice focus ability to get this image. It did all the work for me. All I had to do was press a button. :)


Herb - Jan 25, 2007 9:14 am - Voted 10/10


Great shot & good job. I agree with justahiker - these pics are quite difficult to take! You're a good "hunter".


Colonelpyat - Jan 25, 2007 9:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Superb!

Thanks. This was easy hunting since the bird was resting in its nest when I spotted it. When I approached the nest the bird took off in flight and made circles around me. I managed to get some pictures before I felt too guilty about disturbing its lunch break.


venus - Jan 25, 2007 9:49 am - Voted 10/10

Nice catched

Beautiful bird and photo

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jan 25, 2007 12:41 pm - Voted 10/10


I find these shots hard enough when the bird is perching. It's not true that "all you did" was press the button! Great shot.


rasgoat - Jan 26, 2007 12:05 am - Voted 10/10


I love good bird shots, and in flight too? Wow, Beautiful bird!


Turbo - Jan 26, 2007 1:13 am - Voted 10/10


A very impressive shot. This isn't something you get to see very often, at least I don't. Thanks for sharing.


Kane - Jan 26, 2007 2:17 am - Voted 10/10


Now all you need is a perfect Cow photo to share!


tuntun - Jan 26, 2007 4:56 am - Voted 10/10


It is an excellent shot. Appreciate your work.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Jan 26, 2007 7:06 am - Voted 10/10

Holey Moley!

What a great catch for both of you!


Colonelpyat - Jan 27, 2007 9:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very cool shot

No, I didn't see her make the catch. I'd love to see that.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Jan 26, 2007 11:02 am - Voted 10/10


Very difficult to get such a nice shot--sharp and with the bird with a virtually perfect pose. Good job! --mark d.

jhp1004 - Jan 26, 2007 2:37 pm - Voted 10/10

What a beauty!!

It's so difficult to get this kind of shot. Normally you have to wait for ages. Or you are lucky in the splitsecond. Great photo.

The Ogre

The Ogre - Jan 26, 2007 3:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Very nicely done

Great image, thanks for sharing. So hard to get good wildlife pics; much harder generally than landscape shots.


Kruck - Jan 26, 2007 7:28 pm - Voted 10/10


Truly fantastic. I'm curious at what range did you take this shot? (how close did you get before she bolted?)


Colonelpyat - Jan 27, 2007 9:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent

Thanks. I'd guess this was about 100 feet. I'm not good at such guesses though. She never did bolt. This was taken pretty close to her nest and she flew circles around me, shouting obscenities.

Kenzo Okawa

Kenzo Okawa - Jan 30, 2007 9:18 am - Voted 10/10

Super shot!

You took a big chance what to take photo of the bird on an ascending air current. And I respect your skill, of course!

phillent - Jan 13, 2009 4:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice picture!!

I ate one of these before! Great lunch! Tasted just like chicken!

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