Heads or Tails? ... It's Heads.

© Robert G. Stalnaker

Heads or Tails?  ...  It's Heads.

Uploaded: January 22, 2008

Description

This Osprey was a headhunter. A Great Blue Heron eventually came by and waited for scraps below the limb here. Then, the heron lost its patience and flew up to take the fish away, but the osprey had it hooked and took off with the heron in hot pursuit.

f/4.2, 1/800, Jan. 22, 11:48 AM at Merritt Island NWR.

Exif: F Number: 4.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/8000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 82.80 mm, Model: DMC-FZ18

Comments

January 25, 2008

Wonderful capture! #838691

Dawn M. Schneider January 28, 2008

nice clarity and timing!! great shot #5411300

Robert G. Stalnaker January 29, 2008

Thank you Nancy and Dawn. It was such a thrill to watch this scene play out, along with a nearby large alligator staring me down. You never know how long the subject will stick around knowing it is being watched, and you also have to be wary of the alligator nearby. Outdoor nature photography--what a rush! #5412566

Hector Contreras February 12, 2008

Great timming
Heco #5487528

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