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The chase

The chase
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Copyright: Tom Peak (tkp1165) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 595] (3876)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 DG EX APO HSM, Digital (Raw)
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-14 21:40
Viewed: 3202
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One last shot for my series of the Opsrey nest.
In this chase scene the one in front turned and slowed way down and they crashed and both fell in the water.When they came out of the water the chase was back on. Thanks for looking

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-14 22:38]

Waw....I like your capture.
Natural colors, dynamic, great sharp, good POV.

striking original pic, TFS Ori

Great shot.

Hello Tom,

Congratulations, to praise the work absolutely arbitrator.Perfect timing and shot. TFS

Best Regards.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-08-15 7:58]

Very seldom do we see such an action picture with birds, more if prey birds and even more with ospreys. That's a great catch, Tom, really beautiful and fantastic. The light is superb and the small ripple on the water create a dynamic touch. Thank you!


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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2009-08-15 14:39]

Hi Tom!

Very nice contrast and details in the shot. You captured a very interesting moment of this action. I like their self shadows too. TFS!

Best regards,

You certainly nailed the action in this shot, Tom. I like the outstretched wings and fanned tail. One would think a crash landing in water would bend and batter fragile wings and bones but I guess they were none the worse for wear. Exposure and focus look really good.

Evelynn : )

Hi Tom,
I saw the Osprey myself, but never managed to get good photos. Especially as good as this one. The frozen action is beautiful. I love how the one on the right is able to fly and look over its shoulder. The warm colors are wonderful and the lake looks almost like a ballroom floor.

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