Osprey and his fish snack, Malheur NWR (middle of nowhere, Oregon) summer 2008. The weather has been pretty blah this week and picture takin' has not been at it's best. The wind today was almost painful, birds were having a pretty rough time flying and whitecaps were breaking where they shouldn't be.
Remembered I had this guy when I was organizing photos recently. If I remember correctly, we saw quite a few ospreys in a really short distance. This guy was kinda enough to not flush while he thought about eating his fish. This was still when I had the crappy filter on the 500 lens. It took a LOT of the sharpness out of the photos. We hadn't had the camera or lens for too long at that point, and were more or less elated when we figured out that taking the filter off did wonders :) Shadow Shot (fish snack shadow!), Camera Critters, Bird Photography Weekly