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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-26 18:39
Viewed: 3389
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On my last day in Alberta I was able to capture that Osprey whit is meal.The bird did tolerated our first approach ,I took that image on a bean bag.After that shot I was trying to capture thath subject on a more natural perch but it kept going on those telephone post.I then sais to myself every time I see one they are always standing on those post,could it be that for them it is something that is now part of there natural habitat even if it is not that great for us in regard of photography ?
From Audubon
Description:A large ,long-winged''fish hawk''Brown above and white below;head white with dark line throught eye and on side of face.Wing shows distinctive bend at the wirst.At a distance,can resemble a gull.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-26 19:00]

Hola amigo,
magnífica captura,
excelentes detalles y pov.
saludos Michel.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-26 19:54]

Salut Michel ! Wow quelle belle prise ! Et quel beau brochet ! ;-) Photo très nette, beau sujet et moment très intéressant ! Du beau et bon travail ! Bravo !


Hi Michel
Very nice capture of this Osprey. I really like seeing photos of these birds. And you did a Great job. Excellent detail,color and exposure.
Very nicely done. TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-26 21:04]

Hi Michel,

Wonderful close-up of the Osprey and his dinner. I have only seen one from a distance. That is some stare - not sure he was happy to see you. Great shot.


Bpnjour Michel, splendide photo de ce rapace avec sa proie, il n'a pas l'air d'avoir envie de vouloir partager son poisson, il a le regard impressionant, bravo pour cette belle capture,

Bonjour Michel,
Good pov captured of the Osprey, with the pose that he is looking at you also the catch of fish on the claw!
good clarity with details
well done

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-27 0:37]

Great composition. Well done!

Hello Michel,
This is a splendid photo. The interesting moment to capture. A fine image to appreciate. Very well done and tfs.

Well done Michel,
A photograph we all aspire to get.
A blue sky background would have been nice but if it is not there on the day, what the heck.
I love the pose especially the way it is looking right down the lens.
Very well done.

Bonjour Michel,

Une bonne prise de vue de cet oiseau rapace, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de belles couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hello Michel
Very nnice shot of this Osprey,
Great focusing,lighting and sharpness,Welldone.


I am very much living the Osprey. A day or two ago I was out looking at one...way too far to see with a lens...as it dove down into the lake suddenly to grab a fish, then back up again in circles...Amazing creatures and yours is well done too. Fine depiction of the inborn pride these birds seem to have.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-09-27 6:18]

Salut Michel,
Superbe capture de cette rapace! J'adore ce contact visuel.
Belle composition et POV.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-27 8:44]

Hello Michel

Wow, great POV,the focus is sharp with very good details.The eye contact is very good.The fish in the talons is a great accent.Great shot!TFS


Hi Michel, splendid Osprey in great pose with good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-27 12:09]

Hello Michel,
How lucky you are! This Osprey with fish had the time to look at you. Good colours, composition, sharpness and POV.

bonsoir michel
déjà merci pour ton commentaire sympa et félicitations pour cette super macro, bonne netteté, couleurs bien nettes, parfaite présentation
bien a toi

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-09-27 15:27]

Hola Michel. Exelente foto! Aun cuando la luz atras hace mas dificil la imagen, cero que has sabido manejarla adecuadamente, pues es muy nitida. Bellos los detalles tambien. Luis52.

salut Michel

je suis impressionné par ta nouvelle lentille de shoulder 500mm,
il est vrai que s'il serait perché sur un arbre la photo aurait
était encore meilleur mais comme tu dit peut-être
que au fil du temps ces poteau de téléphone
sont devenu naturel pour ces oiseaux de rapaces



Bonjour Michel,
Qelle magnifique prise, grandiose cet oiseau de proie il est si près avec son butin, les détails sont magnifiques.

hello michel,
fine shot, nice pov, good eye contact, well composed shot,
tfs & rergards

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-09-27 21:44]

Hi Michel

This is very nice composition.great shot...

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-28 2:00]

Hi Michel,
Wonderful shot of the Osprey with its catch. fantastic eye contact and sharp details on its plumage. I think a bit of contrast will make the shot look even better, anyway it looks majestic in this pose. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Foto molto bella con una curiosa espressione del Falco!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-09-28 18:30]

Bonjour Michel,
I see your trip out west was successful, this is a great image of the osprey, I have watched this birds dive for thier fish and it has always intrigued me how hard they hit sometimes. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Bonjour Michel,
Quel regard inquiétant tu as su capturer, excellente prise avec beaucoup de détails et de bonnes couleurs

Hello Michel great shot excellent expression caught with good pov and fine sharpness very well taken with it fish tfs rgds Necip.

Genial la imagen de este ostrero y perfecta captura. Magníficos detalles y buenos contrastes.
Saludos, JL.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-10-01 10:54]

Hi Michel,

A nice fish your capture captured,good sharpness and detail,well done amd tfs


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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-02 19:02]

Salut Michel,
WOW il nous regarde droit dans les yeux ton rapace! Très belle prise avec ce poisson! Belle netteté et excellents détails.
Bravo et merci,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-03 10:10]

Hello Michel,
Great capture of an Osprey with its fishy meal.
Excellent pose with frontal view of the head, good sharpness and fine composition.
Well done and TFS!

Wow! he is huge! :) like what you did with the BG to isolate the main subject, excellent work indeed...

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-10-03 17:45]

Bonjour Michel,
Quelle cliché, tout simpement magnifique ... d'ailleurs tous les qualificatifs ont déjà été utilisés ... et c'est bien mérité Bravo

Wonderful clarity - great details - perfect sharpness. Love the fish - gives it a very REAL feel. :)

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