I wrote recently about photographing birds in flight. I also had read several posts on other people’s blogs on the subject. I thought you may be interested in seeing these photographs that I pulled from my archives.
It is a series of images that I took of an Osprey coming in to snatch his meal from the water. I first published these photos about three years ago. I was using my 100-400mm lens. I acquired the osprey in my auto-focus just before he started his dive. I had only to press the shutter that was set for hi-speed burst, then pan the camera as I followed him to the water. He was faster than I expected and my first image had him already with the fish in his talons. Except for the first and final photo these images are right from the camera.
After he was in the air with the fish securely in his talons, he then circled around to make this victory pass. I was lucky to catch him as he passed in front of me. This image is the final cropped and edited photo.
I hope you enjoyed this series of a creature of the wild, doing what comes naturally. Click on any image to see an enlargement.