Osprey - the punky model

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Clifford Dupuis

A real intense look with great detail and focus in this one Yves

Yves Langlois

Thanks Clifford. Believe me the eye was firm locked on the water near by and nothing could have distracted him. I shot just few seconds before he d├ęcided to move for the catch.

Debra Plett

Super shot Yves, I love the pose, ruffled wet feathers and the intense stare. It would have been a fun moment watching the Osprey trying to catch the fish. Nicely captured. The osprey nest that I follow is now empty for the fall and winter. they left a couple of days ago as far as I can tell. I am already missing them.

Yves Langlois

Thanks for the comment Debra. I love that photo because the bird look different than the usual one I have done so far. The angle of shooting force me to be surrounded by trees and bushes that block my view when he moved to catch the fish. A lady whith her two kids playing on the river bank confirm he splach down in the water but did not get the fish.

Jane LeBlanc

I love the look in the eye, colours, details....everything. Nice!!

Yves Langlois

This encounter was a gift from Mother Nature.

Heather Mellon

What an awesome shot Yves. Perfect setting, beautiful crisp detail on his plumage and profile.. and that intrepid look in his eye as he spotted the fish. You caught it all so beautifully here and he almost did a 180 with his head too.

Yves Langlois

Thank you so much Heather. For the last few years I have done many shots at the ospreys and that one has a quite different look than the usual shots.

The osprey stands on a lower branch close to the Magog river. It was a close by shooting and he never bother with me because he had spot a fish in the shallow water near by. He did flew for make the catch but missed. Unfortunately the shooting of the action was not possible.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
September 8, 2023
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  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  • Shutter speed: 0.0008 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 7.1

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