Osprey overhead

This osprey flew directly over us and I managed to track it well enough to get this shot. It is not cropped.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 30th May 2009, This photo: 8:11am

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  • Andrew Durick said:
    Nothing like some extra reach hey - great detail in the shot
  • David de Groot said:
    Damn right, couldn't have got this as is with the 70-200, and you don't miss IS at all in these conditions as the shutter speed wide open at iso 500 is still 1/1000th or more.
  • SkattyKat said:
    beautiful detail !!! beautiful bird
    Take my hat off to you guys
  • Adam Randell said:
    Perfect framing David. Great timming to get one straight overhead.
    Stunning detail under those wings. Nice work!!
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Wow! Love those underwing markings.
  • David de Groot said:
    'twas a successful birding trip :)
    Thanks Adam :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty nifty eh ? :)
  • Cass n Dan said:
    HOW the hell do u take these amazing shots? Hahah Looks so good
  • David de Groot said:
    Right time, right place, right gear :)
  • accesser said:
    Lovely exposure against the sky, Center weighted metering? I'm amazed at the detail of his wings there must have been a lot of light also reflecting back up onto his belly.
  • David de Groot said:
    Spot metering actually. By keeping him in the middle of the frame, the camera metered for the shadow underneath and came up with a decent exposure. :)
  • accesser said:
    Thanks for that a very decent exposure indeed .. Lovely
  • slappyal said:
    Really nice shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)