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Old Nov 3, 2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Splash! A very uncooperative fisherman.

Another fish-hawk that refused to cooperate when I'm trying to get a good shot. I happened to catch an Osprey just as he was hitting the water to grab a fish. He made a big splash in getting his fish, but he kept flying away from me. You would think that he would have at least flown toward me so I could get a head-on frontal shot. But no, Ospreys always conspire to keep me from getting a decent shot.

Anyway, I had the E-3 on low speed burst shots, and it did a good job of catching the water drops and the back end of an Osprey. Maybe one day I will get a head-on shot of an Osprey flying with a fish.















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I like these very much.....
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Brilliant Steven, well made !!!
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Wow..!! what a great sequence Steven, you did a great job tracking the Osprey, the exposure is perfect and pictures are sharp. I would increase a little the ISO to freeze the wings movement.
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Excellent sequence Steven. I'm jealous...
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Old Nov 4, 2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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Thank you very much for those comments Bob, Lordje, Marcelo, and Ken.

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Wow..!! what a great sequence Steven, you did a great job tracking the Osprey, the exposure is perfect and pictures are sharp. I would increase a little the ISO to freeze the wings movement.
Yes, I agree, it could have used a little more ISO speed. But I was just causally shooting some wild birds on the ground and was not expecting the Osprey to drop in. I was actually taking some leisurely shots of a Black Crowned Night Heron just before the Osprey suddenly appeared.
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Nice shots and I like the reflection in the water as well.
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G'day Steven

While a 'head-on' sequence might be the dream, what you've got here is visual magic to me. Esp the last couple of images in the series

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G'day Steven

While a 'head-on' sequence might be the dream, what you've got here is visual magic to me. Esp the last couple of images in the series

10/10 from me
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I think these are great!

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