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This juvenile Osprey from the Belongil Estuary in Byron Bay is spreading her wings ready for flight. It seems clear that she finds that scary and squawks for her mum after few hopping flights around the nest and after going to the edge of the nest innumerable times and changing her mind. She did fly the next day!
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • RichImage
    RichImagealmost 5 years ago

    magnificent capture byron good lighting, clarity, beautiful shot

  • Thanks so much …. I call her Harriet and she’s a magnificent bird!

    – byronbackyard

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickalmost 5 years ago

    Wow! This is an amazing breath taking capture! Fav for me ! ☺

  • Thanks Kimberly … love your work!

    – byronbackyard

  • KathleenRinker
    KathleenRinkeralmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • Thanks Kathleen, she’s a magnificent raptor and a great joy to watch her grow from a tiny chick to a fledged bird.

    – byronbackyard

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 5 years ago

    A great capture!

  • Thanks Barbara, she’s a beautiful, wild bird!

    – byronbackyard

  • serendipity3
    serendipity3almost 5 years ago

    Awesome shot!!!

  • The joy of my life, the two months I get to photograph the Osprey!

    – byronbackyard

  • Paul Adkin
    Paul Adkinalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome shot these birds are just beautiful. DoF, focusing & lighting are just perfect very very well done.

  • Many thanks for all your great feedback Paul, I love photographing birds in particular …. I’m in Bali at present so hoping some photos will come out well from here!

    – byronbackyard

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesover 4 years ago

    Amazing shot!!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 4 years ago

    Awesome picture!! A fav!

  • I won’t comment individually but thanks so much for all your very kind comments! I really appreciate it and it makes me happy that you like the birds!

    – byronbackyard

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

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