Something Fishy About This Bird
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1 / 8000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif & map — nearby photos Bringing Home the Bacon -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/8000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — full exif & mapnearby photos
Bringing Home the Bacon

I've been so overwhelmed with built-up stuff to do since returning from camping with Anthony that I've only just started really looking in detail through the photos I took, and came across this interesting shot. At the end of the second day, Anthony was out on some rocks just off the beach and playing with some new friends, and I was with them and enjoying the sunset and conversation with their mom.

I then noticed this bird flying by and something seemed very odd about it, so I quickly snapped the lopsided picture you see above. (I seem to have a mental block on keeping the camera level, so usually have to correct a slight tilt in Lightroom, but I've left this one as is.)

I couldn't tell exactly what was odd, but my first impression was that it was two birds making babies in flight, but a tight crop from the next frame made it clear that the bird was just a working stiff bring dinner home....

Extreme Crop From the Next Frame -- Kotobikihama, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Extreme Crop From the Next Frame

Continued here...


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

The bird is an Osprey and they hold the fish head forward to get better aerodynamics while in flight 🙂

Cool, thanks Kalyan! Kalyan is an excellent nature photographer, although his most recent posting may leave you scratching your head in amazement and wonder! —Jeffrey

— comment by Kalyan Varma on May 8th, 2008 at 4:11pm JST (9 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Great shots. Kalyan is right. Osprey’s are also called Fish Eagles, though other eagles also snatch fish from the water. We had one here two weeks ago but he didn’t stay long.
Pickings were pretty slim with the Herons around. Thanks for the link to Kalyan ‘s site. Found the lizard, but almost gave up. Such fun.

— comment by Grandma Friedl on May 8th, 2008 at 9:43pm JST (9 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
Leave a comment...


All comments are invisible to others until Jeffrey approves them.

Please mention what part of the world you're writing from, if you don't mind. It's always interesting to see where people are visiting from.


You can use basic HTML; be sure to close tags properly.

Subscribe without commenting