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Copyright: Pekka Valo (pekkavalo1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 54 N: 2120] (6789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM, RAW ISO 800, Canon EF 1.4x Extender II
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-25 2:11
Viewed: 3787
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of the Osprey I have posted a picture earlier. Takenat Mietoistenlahti a coastal nature reserve in South-West Finland.

From RSPB:

Latin name
Pandion haliaetus

Osprey (Pandionidae)

Seen in flight from below the osprey has white or slightly mottled underparts. The long wings are angled, bending at the 'wrist' which has a black patch contrasting with the white wing linings, and at a distance it could be mistaken for a large gull. This spectacular fish-eating bird of prey is an Amber List species because of its historical decline (due to illegal killing), and low breeding numbers.

Where to see them
Its main UK stronghold is in Scotland - nest sites with public viewing facilities are at Loch Garten, Speyside, and Loch of the Lowes, Perth. It recently began breeding in England at Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, where there is a public viewpoint, at Rutland Water (where it was introduced), and a pair can also be found in Wales in the Glaslyn valley where there is a public viewpoint. Can be seen at almost any large body of freshwater during spring and autumn migration.

When to see them
Birds arrive back from Africa in late March and April, leaving again in August and September.

What they eat

jaycee, nglen, Argus, Dis. Ac., gracious has marked this note useful
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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-08-25 2:30]

Hi Pekka
very nice fly a Pandion haliaetus
well done.

hello pekka,
lovely capture of the osprey in the flight, i have heard that these bird are great flyers and great predators too, liked the pov and the composition, you have managed exposure well in difficult lighting conditions,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-25 10:18]

Hello Pekka! Very nice shot of this flying Osprey! Great exposure, good sharpness and lovely composition, well done, thanks!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-25 10:40]

Hello Pekka,
excellent POV for this Osprey with good details and colors.
Best regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-25 10:51]

Hi Pekka,

I've only seen an Osprey once. It was so far away that I wouldn't have notice it if out guide hadn't pointed it out. I love the position of the wings in this shot. Nice sharp details and good colors on a day when the lighting doesn't look very good.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-25 11:56]

Hi Pekka. A good inflight picture of the Osprey , which you have captured a fine over head shot good timing from you. We can see all the detail in the feathers with natural colours. well done TFS.
Good notes too.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-25 22:17]

Hello Pekka,
An excellent in-flight of an Osprey with good sharpness and light management against the sky.
I like the down-stroke wing position from this POV.
TFS this beauty,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-26 8:27]

Hello Pekka, Very nice shot of this bird with superb focus. Great shot and lovely composition. TFS Ganesh

hi Pekka,

You captured this Offspring very well.
Good of sharpness with much details.


Hello Pekka,

Very nice capture of this osprey. Excellent POV, DOF and focus. Very good timing to get it with its wings in the low position. Good light and colours.

Hi Pekka, great capture of flying osprey, perfect focus and lovely details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Pekka,
I loved this inflight shot of the Osprey with the wings downward in full flap!
the lighting is nice over the plummage with good details
many thanks for the sharing

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