06/04/17 Ospreys in Somesville

Posted: June 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

As I said in the previous post, the fish were running at this pond in Somerville, Maine. The ospreys were picking off the alewives all day long.

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  1. Super images Ray. Love to see them fishing. Hard photo to capture. Love the one coming out of the water!

  2. rtyblog says:

    Thanks, Angela.

  3. Chuck Aitken says:

    Ray, I love your work. It would be great to know some of your settings for these pictures so us amateurs can learn from you.

    • rtyblog says:

      Hi Chuck. These were taken at pretty much early evening. The light was low, so I shot them wide open at F4 at 2000 ISO, on Aperture Priority and let the camera select the shutter speed. Normally I would shoot at F8 on AP if I have enough light, as that seems to be my sweet spot. I try to make sure the shutter speed is 2000 and up for action shots if I have the light. Good Luck, Ray.

  4. Glenn says:

    Sequence of the Osprey in flight doesn’t get any better!

  5. Ray, you evoke ospreys as powerfully majestic as eagles, and honor even ducks! I’ve never seen an osprey carrying a fish backwards before! How delightful – the fish looks chagrined… smiles c

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