Osprey and Eagles

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One of my favorite Action spots. this place has egret and heron fishing/diving action during the late winter early spring months. then late summer starts the osprey. eagle are also around year round, but always hit and miss. so I took the kayak out, it is still early here. I could have spent all day chasing them around I my kayak but we all know birds that can fly are no match for a kayak. I found a decent spot for next time to just sit and wait at.

all shot from my kayak with the d7100, it was mid-day harsh light, and I am sun burnt. haha

1) one of the 2 eagles that were sitting in this tree waiting on a fish, or on osprey with a fish.
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2) Fish caught with its mouth open, must have been surprised to instantly be able to fly
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3)Immature in flight
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4)Mature in flight,
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5)Immature highkey
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6)wish I could have got a better shot of the osprey eagle chases, but this is not the kind of escorts you want if your an osprey
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7)high angle
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8)pulled from the water
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9)with a fish
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Beautiful set Matthewo,
must have been a good time.
I liked #1 and 4/7/9 especially 9..fantastic capture.
thank you for posting.
 
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Thanks everyone glad you enjoyed it. I really enjoy the going. I wish i could get out there at better times, i find myself out there a lot at mid-day.

To Randy:
Im sure your are having a lot more fun than I. I have tried to get out there and check a few times a month, it is still a little early, like i said i kayaked all around to get these shots, they are not lining up on the bank like i have heard they will do in later summer. I plan to go back if i can, but as you may know my life is about to get very busy in the next few weeks....
 
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Thanks everyone glad you enjoyed it. I really enjoy the going. I wish i could get out there at better times, i find myself out there a lot at mid-day.

To Randy:
Im sure your are having a lot more fun than I. I have tried to get out there and check a few times a month, it is still a little early, like i said i kayaked all around to get these shots, they are not lining up on the bank like i have heard they will do in later summer. I plan to go back if i can, but as you may know my life is about to get very busy in the next few weeks....


congrats on that buddy

let's meet up when I get back
 

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