Yes, yes, yes! I intimated a couple days ago that I got a photo this past weekend that I had been wanting for years and this is it.
I have taken thousands of pictures of these fantastic raptors but never have I gotten what I considered a good picture of one diving toward the water to catch a fish. Bad angles, backlighting, poor focus and so many other things have made the image very elusive. Throw in the fact that when osprey dive they can hit from 30 to 50 miles per hour and it is a very tough shot to get.
Well, Sunday I finally did it.
A dive earlier in the morning came close but backlighting ruined it. When this osprey started to hunt, I moved myself to a better position putting the sun at the side. Thankfully, I was able to keep up as it plunged into the water, wings back, talons first, ready to snag some unsuspecting fish. Unfortunately for the osprey, it missed on this strike but its