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Copyright: Josh Crozier (Humanist) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 11 N: 145] (541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-10 2:05
Viewed: 4104
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An Osprey eating what appears to be a mouse or vole. I gather that this is unusual since Osprey eat fish 99% of the time. The choice of the rodent likely reflects the fact that the Osprey's main fishing lake remains mostly frozen over. Perhaps it migrated North a week too early?

Although this is a large bird, Osprey are sometimes bullied by Bald Eagles who, being much larger, will attempt to steal the Osprey's fish.

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  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-04-10 2:37]

Bonjour Josh,

Bravo pour cette belle capture,j'aime bien la pose de l'oiseau sur ce poteau.

hello Josh

you did a superb shot of this Osprey, great pse, i love his expression
and eye-contact on you, fine POV and vertical framing,
lovely gradient blue sky, great sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Josh,
In Dutch thisone is called 'visarend'.
You captured him very well; good moment.
Technically well done.

Hi Josh,
Very nice capture of this Osprey. Good lighting and details.

  • Great 
  • Popye Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 27] (158)
  • [2008-04-10 11:53]

Hi Josh,
Damn good shot of this bird. Vey nice detail, action, sharpness and comp.This one is really great.

Hi Josh,

You've got a great potfolio here on TN with lots of very beautiful images and this one is no exception to that.
Wonderful pose of the Osprey spreading the left wing.
Only thing I miss id a hooded crow underneath :)
Great composition, sharpness and exposur and due to that all details in the feathers are wonderfully viseble.
Beautiful contrast and the bird does stand out lovely against the blue color tones of the sky.
Excellent work. TFS!!!

Best regards and have a nice weekend,


Bravo! Foto magnifica e ben ripresa. Well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-21 7:03]

Hi Josh.
Fantastic scene and superb of quality picture. So expressive pose of the nice bird and great POV and framing. Exposure, sharpness, details and colours are amazing. I also impressed with transparency of the image at whole. Bravo.

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