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Copyright: Binh Nguyen (Howler-Cat) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 54] (256)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L with 2X converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-16 6:46
Viewed: 3683
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also known colloquially as seahawk, fish hawk or fish eagle, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a medium-sized raptor, reaching 60 centimetres (24 in) in length with a 1.8 metre (6 ft) wingspan. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly whitish on the head and underparts, with a brownish eyepatch and wings.

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 names suggest, the Osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It has evolved specialised physical characteristics and exhibits some unique behaviours 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 recognised. Despite its propensity to nest near water, the Osprey is not a sea-eagle

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-16 7:09]

Hello Binh
Excellent in flight image.Good POV and sharp image with nice detail.
TFS Michel

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-04-16 7:29]

Hello inh,
your shot of the osprey is very elegant. With the wings spread to the opposite corners of the frsme, it makes your photo a very balanced one.The blue sky as the background make you image stands out and emerged frm the frame. But most of all, your image is very clear and vivid. Everything could be seen in details, the feather, the eyes, the beak, the claw. Thus making your photo a splendid one.


Hello Binh,
WOW! fantastic action capture, superb sharpness
and depth of field, the blue background is lovely,
excellent composition and good point of view,
beautiful colors and very nice contrast, great
timing, wonderful pose and very nice light.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-04-16 7:56]

Hi Binh , awesome picture here , the lighting is at a perfect time of day , and the stop action is great , color and detail are just super , nice job.



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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2008-04-16 8:17]

Nice capture, really well done.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-16 8:30]

Hello Binh,
Very nice in flight photo of this Osprey. Very good sharpness and very beautiful light. Great vivid, warm and contrasting colours. Excellent composition.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-16 9:25]

Hi Binh,

Superb action shot of the amazing Osprey.
Nicely composed with a great pose and excellent POV.
Lovely colours and light too.


Hi Binh,
Exellent flight inmage.
Good of sharpness, beautiful colors and lots of detils.

Regards Gert

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-04-16 10:31]

hello Binh
One of the best flight pictures I have seen.
This is sure an AW picture..
10/10 marks for it :)

Hi Binh,

Excellent capture of Osprey attacking! Great sharp details, great composition, POV and colours. Excellent work!

Thanks for sharing


Second great uplaod in a row Binh.
You've captured the Osprey greatly in flight.
Love the pose of the bird with tallons downwards and wings wide spread very much.
Most wonderful warm light and great feather details.
Excellent composition and sharpness.
The way the bird does stand out against the blue sky is beautiful.
Perfect work. TFS!!!

Best wishes, Harry

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