Monday, December 8, 2008

Osprey in flight at Lake Seminole Park

These Osprey photos were taken at Lake Seminole Park in Seminole, Florida, October 2008.He is trying to get out of camera shot.
It was hard to get him, as he circled all around me.
I don't know about the rest of you, but these auto focus cameras are tough when a bird flys by unexpected. I don't have time to change to manual focus and my camera trys to focus on the moon or sun, or something way too far away.
The best shot I got that day can be viewed here.
He then landed and I got some photos of him in the pine trees. Will post those later.
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11 comments:

Shellmo said...

It is hard to get those flying bird photos. I put my camera on the "sports action" setting. But sometimes it doesn't work.

Hope said...

Your photos are amazing Leedra!

Dorothy said...

These are all good Leedra. It's really hard to get good pictures of birds! Beautiful!

fishing guy said...

Leedra: Those are beautiful captures of the birds in flight.

Richard said...

Flight shots are the hardest for me also. Like you, my best pictures always turn out to be butt shots. Love butt shots...lol.

Craig Glenn said...

I like the second one best. The off kilter look. Was he banking? Was Leedra leaning over, falling down....lol you get the point. It engaged me and made me think. That's what I like about it.

Great shots,
Craig

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Leedra, Great pictures!!!! The Osprey has a HUGE wing-span, doesn't it????? Wow!!!

Thistledew Farm said...

Great job - it's hard to catch one even when you're sitting by the nest - my hubby used to try and shoot them in Idaho.

Stacey Huston said...

Great job. I think we all can appreciate just how hard this is to do, especially without loosing balance.lol.. thanks for sharing

Carletta said...

Wonderful captures!

lisaschaos said...

It is so challenging to catch them flying. :) Still they are so majestic!

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