Sunday, April 29, 2018

Dinner Is Served

We were out for a bike ride in
Spring Lake
It was so warm at home but too cold in Spring Lake, 
even at the lake which is a half mile in from the ocean.
I asked the hubs to drive around the lake, 
hoping I would spot something fun and exciting that I could photograph.

We circled several times and it finally happened.
I saw this big guy, circling also.
From a distance, I thought it was a Hawk, once it came in closer, I realized it was an Osprey.
I tried several times to get a picture and it was impossible - for me.
The hubs asked for the camera, he knew I was struggling...
and he captured this!

We watched the Osprey for several minutes - awwwww who am I kidding,
we had our eyes on him for at least a half hour.
He was circling and swirling, 
- he moved, we moved -
and then we watched him dive straight down in to the water!

He captured dinner and flew off...but not without Chuck capturing this beautiful silhouette.
We will go back, I figure since he got lucky, he will return also.

April 22, 2018

16 comments:

  1. Very beautiful capture. Well done!

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  2. A great capture ...
    Well done.

    Happy Sunday and good wishes for the new week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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  3. Fantastic shots Debbie. Incredible creature, beautifully captured.

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  4. WTG Chuck!!! Thanks for these amazing photos.
    I think you might have some competition, Deb. LOL

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  5. Hello debbie!
    Fantastic photos, wonderful and beautiful bird.
    Spring greetings from Poland.
    Lucja

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  6. To watch an Osprey is about as rewarding an experience as I can imagine, and I commend you both for your interest and your perseverance. It is only fitting that it plunged into the water and came up with a fish while you were there. Congratulations.

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  7. Great shots, Chuck! It's good that he can take over when you're struggling. You are both good photographers! :)

    xoxo

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  8. The Osprey is such a beautiful bird to watch in flight.How special that you were able to witness a successful hunt as well!

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  9. Way to go, Chuck!!!
    This is fantastic!!

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  10. Wow, such amazing photos! Between the two of you, you have the glorious shot covered! =)

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  11. Those are fantastic! You taught him well! I've only seen and photographed an osprey once.

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  12. Wonderful capture! Way to go Chuck! I don’t think I’ve ever seen an osprey in flight. It must have been an awesome experience just to watch.

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  13. Oh my gosh I think I'm going to go right over and delete my osprey picture which is definitely nowhere near as good as your hubby's. They are everywhere here, but I never tire of photographing them. But I am totally unable to get good flight shots.

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  14. Wow, your husband did capture a great shot. He is good at this too; I see. Loved that he caught the bird with it's prey. It's all amazing.
    Big hugs!

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  15. He did good capturing him, that is the hardest thing getting them flying and with his lunch that was extra special :)

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