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KWeck
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p.1 #1 · It was my lucky morning


I lay in bed at night and dream of the day. When I get lucky to shoot an Osprey fish.. Well this morning was my day. I was with a fellow fotog Ron Zigler and we were chatting at the Peace Valley bridge. There have been Osprey there often but just fly by or fish far away, but nothing to photograph.

I spotted an Osprey circling around and I knew it was hunting then it turned right in front of us and started to hover. Talons out and into the dive it went... Straight down at blazing speed, bang into the water swam around and out and right for us.. Water spray everywhere and i'm shooting away.. I'm thinking focus you.. just focus. The light was crappy and hazy so I spun the wheel to underexpose and hammered the shutter.. Well the first try it missed, so back again for a second and it missed again. second try it missed again. Third try it caught a fish.. All three times came right at us.. My heart was pounding and sweat was pouring from my head from the humid conditions.. IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! So get ready for osprey posts...

Thanks for looking..

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700mm handheld.. Had it on a monopod but picked it up to get the shots...


Holy Crap!!!! by Thru Kurts Lens, on Flickr



May 26, 2012 at 04:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · It was my lucky morning


Awesome Kurt. Right time at right place, with the right techniques to back it up. Killer shot!
Andy



May 26, 2012 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #3 · It was my lucky morning


Fabulous shot Kurt, congratulations
David



May 26, 2012 at 05:47 PM
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p.1 #4 · It was my lucky morning


A very fine capture Kurt! Super action.


May 26, 2012 at 05:58 PM
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thunderbird wrote:
Awesome Kurt. Right time at right place, with the right techniques to back it up. Killer shot!
Andy


Thanks Andy.. you bet, right place right time and it was great... Thanks!
Kurt



May 26, 2012 at 06:46 PM
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p.1 #6 · It was my lucky morning


Great capture! I hope the bird got his also.
Douglas



May 26, 2012 at 06:48 PM
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David Leask wrote:
Fabulous shot Kurt, congratulations
David


Thank you David



May 26, 2012 at 06:49 PM
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douter wrote:
Great capture! I hope the bird got his also.
Douglas


Thanks Douglas and yes he did



May 26, 2012 at 06:50 PM
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KCollett wrote:
A very fine capture Kurt! Super action.


Thank you the action was great and its all on film..digital film that is.



May 26, 2012 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #10 · It was my lucky morning


Great shot!!! However, I keep wondering what it would be like to be a fish and see those talons coming at me. YIKES!!


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p.1 #11 · It was my lucky morning


Great capture


May 26, 2012 at 07:35 PM
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Wow!!!!!

Tom



May 26, 2012 at 09:37 PM
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p.1 #13 · It was my lucky morning


Outstanding Kurt! I am impressed that this image was captured HANDHELD - Hercules or what buddy? I am looking forward to seeing more.

Alan



May 26, 2012 at 09:40 PM
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p.1 #14 · It was my lucky morning


Outstanding shot , congratulations !!

Birdie



May 26, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #15 · It was my lucky morning


excellent shot Kurt


May 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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p.1 #16 · It was my lucky morning


Fantastic shot, I don't ever recall seeing a shot of an osprey like this with this much intensity!


May 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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p.1 #17 · It was my lucky morning


A great shot Kurt ~ Ron


May 27, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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p.1 #18 · It was my lucky morning


Excellent shot Kurt.

Ted



May 27, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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p.1 #19 · It was my lucky morning


That pose is just fantastic. So much energy and focus to it.

Well done.



May 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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p.1 #20 · It was my lucky morning


treebeard wrote:
Great shot!!! However, I keep wondering what it would be like to be a fish and see those talons coming at me. YIKES!!


Thank you very much and those talons are killer



May 27, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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