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Photo was taken in Iroquois, Ontario, Canada

“The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish eagle, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching 60 centimetres (24 in) in length with a 2m wingspan. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings.

The Osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply. It is found on all continents except Antarctica although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant.

As its other common name suggests, the Osprey’s diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It has evolved specialised physical characteristics and exhibits unique behaviour to assist in hunting and catching prey. As a result of these unique characteristics, it has been given its own taxonomic genus, Pandion and family, Pandionidae. Four subspecies are usually recognised. Despite its propensity to nest near water, the Osprey is not a sea-eagle." Wikipedia

Nikon D800
1/1000
F6.35.6
ISO 2000
EV -0.33
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM
Tripod
WB Sunny

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bird of prey, birds, nature, osprey, raptor, wilderness, wildlife, wings

Comments

  • John44
    John4411 months ago

    What a fabulous capture Mike
    ( as usual)
    John

  • Thank you very much John :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal5211 months ago

    Brilliant capture of this pair Michael.

    Cheers Jude x

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz4711 months ago

    Fine shot of this pair in repose… there’s a caption in there somewhere.

  • Sandrine Pelissier
    Sandrine Pelis...11 months ago

    Congratulations on August 6, 2013

    Your beautiful work has been featured in the Canadian Artists group, visit our feature page here

  • trueblvr
    trueblvr11 months ago

    Fantastic capture. I love these birds

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes11 months ago

    2013/08/07 One submission per 24hrs

    Brilliant capture!!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes11 months ago

    2013/08/07 One submission per 24hrs

  • Anthony McCracken
    Anthony McCracken11 months ago

    Congratulations!

    August 6th, 2013

    View your work with the other features HERE

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen201211 months ago

    Beautiful work Michael and congrats on the feature :)
    Love Colleen2012

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharp11 months ago

    Excellent capture!

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