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Osprey
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Nikon 300mm VR 2.8 D + TC 2X
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-06 6:59
Viewed: 2211
Points: 10
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Just back from a short vacation in Senegal. I stayed near the somone lagune. Wonderful place for ospreys.
The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle, or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts. In 1994, the osprey was declared the provincial bird of Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. It is found on all continents except Antarctica, although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant.

As its other common name suggests, the Osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialised physical characteristics and exhibits unique behaviour to assist in hunting and catching prey. As a result of these unique characteristics, it has been given its own taxonomic genus, Pandion and family, Pandionidae. Four subspecies are usually recognized, one of which has recently been given full species status (see below). Despite its propensity to nest near water, the Osprey is not classed as a sea-eagle.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-06 7:04]

Hallo Zeno,
Dat is lang geleden! Goed weer eens een foto van je te zien.
Ja, wanneer je terugkeert van Senegal heb je vast een flink aantal natuurfoto's. Ik was daar ook, maar heb deze scene niet gezien, helaas. Uitstekende foto. Daar heeft deze visarend een hele kluif aan.
Groet,
Peter

Hello Zeno,
Beautiful picture.I like its natural ambiance.Well details with natural colour.Looking nice...
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-06 8:35]

Waaw Zeno,you caucht in the best way this lucky moment,great timing and impressive exposure to take the best details despite the fast mouvement,great work,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Zeno,
Excellent shot.

Biswarup

Bonjour Zeno,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage restituée avec beaucoup de réalisme.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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