Wednesday Walk Osprey

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Wednesday Walk Osprey

This post if for Wednesday walk challenge

Any questions about the challenge read the guide at the Bottom of the post ;)

This past week I haven't been out for many walks, been feeling a bit run down and suffering from allergies and a summer cold, often happens to me at this time of year, and so I have been taking it easy, infact the only walk I have been on, isn't really a walk but visiting the spot where i try and catch shots of the Osprey and its a short walk from where I park the car to the spot I watch the Ospreys but I though since I have visited there many times over the last few weeks I will go for it for this weeks post.
I did head to this spot this morning, and got some new shots, but this post is a selection of shots I have got on previous visits there,

MY goal/hope is to one day catch the Osprey flying with a fish it has caught, have I managed that, well read this post and you will find out :)

In fact as I share this post I am in the same spot after a nice sunrise walk watching the Osprey no luck so far this morning


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There such beautiful Birds, and I am quite happy with the shots i share here, better than I have ever got other years trying


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as you can see from the different skies in the shots, these shots are from quite a few different days


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another day


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gliding and looking down


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When I saw this one flying back I thought it had caught a fish, but as you can see my eyes deceived me, it was some vegetation, perhaps to repair its nest


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But the next day, I got this shot, and yes it has a fish, all be it a small one, but i will take it while I keep revisiting and watching them hoping to catch it with a bigger fish one day, which I have seen in the past but always when I don't have my big lens with me or on the camera


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Hard ot make out but here it is with the fish again


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and finishing off with a shot of it landing by the nest


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This week I am sending to the following who joined Wednesday Walk, for this week I did a random draw and the following each received some Hive @silversaver888, @leaky20, @emeka4, @dodovietnam, @mamrita, and @riverflows


As @elizacheng and I collaborated with our Wednesday Walk and Make me Smile Challenges

And one person is randomly drawn who joins both challenges to receive one Hive from me and this week it is @TBA

Wednesday Walk is a challenge started by me, the idea is to get out for a short walk and get some shots of what you can see within a short distance of your home office or wherever you start. And this is my entry for this week, but first, let me explain the challenge.

This is my post for the Wednesday Walk challenge hosted by myself, let me first explain the guidelines

Try and get out once a week for a short walk, can be from your office, home or anywhere really and walk for a few blocks or a few minutes looking for things to get shots of.

Your walk does not have to be on a Wednesday I just ask if possible to share your walk photos on a Wednesday.

Try and get a few shots not just one

Add a bit of a write up about where you walked

Just one Wednesday Walk tagged post a week

You can look for anything in general or decide on one subject you want to get shots off.

Make a point of looking around and up and see what you can find to get shots of that otherwise you may miss

Do a post with the shots you get on a Wednesday and tag it with #wednesdaywalk, also if you happen to join, please leave a link to your post in a comment on this post and I will try and visit them all, especially if its not one of the first 5 tags or I may miss seeing it .

Following me and re-Hiving the post so more see it would be appreciated but isn't a rule just a suggestion.

I am not strict on these rules and hence why they are called guidelines and not rules

I will try and visit, and upvote all who take part in the Wednesday Walk.

Make me Smile Collaboration

As I mentioned above Wednesday Walk is collaborating with the [Make Me Smile] hosted by @elizacheng,

Here are the rules for her challenge

Your post can be writing, singing, video, poem,drawing, photography etc.... the most important part is your post Make me" smile, Remember, the ME is whoever read/view/listen to your post and this includes YOURSELF.
b. Your content must be ORIGINAL CONTENT
c. Please include at least 50 Words in your post

I hope a few of you may find this an interesting challenge and decide to join in.


unless stated otherwise all photos used in my posts are taken and owned by myself, if you wish to use any of my images please contact me.

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Most welcome

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Well done Jay, you got some great shots there and in the last photo we can see the Ospreys chick in the bottom left corner of the nest.

We've got some red kites living here and I'm trying to photograph them. Very tricky shots to get. 📷👍

Thanks :)
Yeah Birding is real challenging, but I am enjoying it, something different and a real challenge so the odd time you get a good shot it feels real good

have a great day

Getting certain bird's in flight is pretty tricky.

Gulls are quite easy but Raptors not so much.
Catching one with a fish in claw? Very rewarding. 📷👍

Indeed

I got a shot of one that I had no luck with till tofday a Roseate Tern, they fly so fats its bene a struggle but caught one eventualy

Yay… you caught it with a fish 🤩🥳 it doesn’t matter how big it is, still it was a fish. But I do get what you are saying. A bigger one will make the photograph more amazing.
These shots are stunning @tattoodjay 😎 love all of them. Such a detail. Great work. Definitely worth going to watch them over more days.
Hope you feel better soon 🤗
Have a wonderful day today!

Thanks, I will keep trying one day I will catch it with a bigger fish LOL
I am feeling a bit better this morning got a nice sunrise walk in :)

My post for today… My exhibition ~ The Wonderworld of Airbrush January 2013 at Autotron Rosmalen - The Netherlands 🇳🇱
Something different, a walk around at one of my biggest exhibitions I had…

Fingers crossed 🤞🏻🤞🏻 You see it and can catch it.
Good to hear @tattoodjay 😁
Also that you had a nice walk again.

thanks I just visited it, and forgot to say was cool to both see their amazing art but also the artists

You are welcome 😎
Yes, I thought it was so I included some photographs from Jos to show the artists themselves… it made it completer.
Thanks you kindly ☀️👋🏻 Happy midweek!

I loved your post, so cool to see all that amazing art

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Thank you very much for your kind giveaway, @tattoodjay. Wish you a nice day!

Most welcome

take care

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling too well.

But what an amazing post! Some awesome shots you got here.

I get what you say about wanting to get that photo where the Osprey has caught a big fish...but then Murphy gets in the way...lol.

But this time you got some nice photos of it with a fish. If you enlarge the photo, the fish is very visible in its claws.

Thank you for sharing these great photos and I hope you feel better soon!

Thanks I am feeling a bit better this morning so I hope I am over it and will avoid trails on day the tree allergens are high for the moment

That's good to hear👍!

Hello dear friend @tattoodjay good morning
I am very sorry that you are feeling bad as a result of your allergy, I hope you get better soon.
I hope you can photograph the osprey today. What beautiful shots you have achieved, I love the ones where the bird has a fish
Beautiful collection of images, I appreciate you letting us know
have a beautiful morning

Thanks so much I think I am over the worst of it feeling better this morning and got out for a sunrise walk :)

Didnt have much luck with catching shots of the Osprey today but did get some good shots of other birds :)

Have a great day

Incredible shots @tattoodjay !!!

Amazing sequence you have given us in this #wednesdaywalk!

What a stunning bird! It's simply wonderful !

Have a great day !!!

thanks I have spent many an hour visiting this spot and trying to get shots I am happy to share and will keep on trying

Great shots of the Osprey! Your success may inspire me to check out some of the Osprey nests around here. Happy #WednesdayWalk 🙂

thanks, still not the shot I want but will keep trying

and yes you should visit the nests there

que bella foto saludos

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Awesome pictures of birds in flight!!!
I could never take photos like those... they are magnificent!
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most welcome, I have visited that spot so many times I love watching them and will keep trying one day I will catch it flying with a bigger fish

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Nice shots you captured on your walk, and the best time of day you decided to visit there.
Awesome 👍 photography

thanks
have a great day

thanks so much, these shots are from many walks there :)

Wow great images, you caught so many different views to well done!

thanks so much took many visits to get these and still hoping to catch it with a bigger fish one day

They do repair after repair, don't they? With fish breaks in between. Great shots here and I do love the osprey on the water. They have one here at the Ferry Station in Delaware that goes to Cape May, NJ. They are a huge hit and well protected by the town.

I have never been able to photograph birds, so I truly appreciate anyone who can!

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Ohh yeah always busy for sure, Gettign shots of birds is a challenge but I am getting thee, got some other birds this morning and still hoping to catch the Osprey with a big fish one day

Awesome shots! There is an osprey out here in Washington on the bay too, and I've been trying to get some decent photos. Thanks for sharing the exposure triangle settings; it helps to know the kind of shutter speed I'll need to actually get a clear shot.

thanks, and yes it has been a bit of trail and error working out the settings but with these Osprey I have found a shutter speed on 1/3200 seems to work well to get cripsish shots of them when flying

Cool shots Jay

i love birds of prey ... in south africa we had so many. when wheat fields were harvested the sky would be full of birds of prey from hawks, kestrel, buzzards to eagles milling around waiting for disturbed rodents, lizards etc. was a photographers dream.

I to love them but never had much success with getting shots of them in the past

I have seen some photographers from South Africa with amazing bird of prey shots, so I can agree it must be a photographers dream

Thanks so much for the Hive. I appreciate it. 😁

Great bird shots!

thank you and most welcome

Definitely great pictures of the osprey, not everyone knows that photographing birds is hard . You need patience to capture that perfect shot of it catching a big fish, could take hours or even days of waiting. Thank you for sharing and keep enjoying your week.

Thanks it is a challenge but I will keep trying
One day I will catch it with a big fish

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Wow amazing, I loved those shots, I have always wanted to capture birds in flight or posing on a tree branch, but I have not been able to do it. I do not lose hope. Greetings, interesting contest.

Thanks it is a challenge I to always struggled but having better luck this year

I'm glad, it really is quite a challenge.

For sure, but fun to keep trying ;)

I really saw this hard-to-take photo in one of the photos of the hunted poor fish در between the legs of this skilled hunter. The photos are wonderful. Good luck. And God willing, you will have allergies soon.

Thanks my Allergies are clearing

I have bene so many times to this spot over the last few weeks trying to catch a photo of an Osprey with a fish, this morning I finally got one with a bigger fish more noticeable ;)

Have a Terrific Thursday :)

Wow.......damn....nice clicks sir💕

thanks so much :)

The ospreys are amazing, @tattoodjay. I am always amazed at the detail you are able to capture with you camera. It feels like I could reach out and touch one! Incredible.

Thank you for hosting Wednesday Walk! Here's my post for this week: https://peakd.com/hive-155530/@jayna/wednesday-walk-boats-at-sunset

Thanks
its the big expensive lens I have that is enabling me to get these shots and so many visits to this spot, trying to get good shots and hoping one day to catch one flying with a good sized fish, and this morning I finally got that shot ;)

will visit your post shortly a little bit behind in visiting the Wednesday Walk posts

Love the shots! Such a great way to discover one day from a bird's life

Thanks,
and I am glad to report after weeks and so many visits to this spot I finally got the shot I have bene hoping for this morning an osprey flying with a good sized fish :)

Have a Terrific Thursday :)

Finally! Small it maybe but still a fish is a fish, right? lol! I hope you feel better soon.

LOL yes it is a fish, but just this morning I got a shot of an Osprey with a fish but a bigger fish one clearly seen as a fish LOL

feeling better thanks :)

Have a Terrific Thursday :)

Now that's remarkable! I can tell you are happy about that :D

Ohh yes indeed, will make a post when I get some more shots worth adding ;)

Can't wait! :D

Clicks are amazing @tattoodjay 🤩❤️

thanks so much so kind of you to say

Beautiful bird is flying in the sky... Nice one

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Hey, that's cool, JJ, you got shots of the Osprey with a fish. Next time it will be a big one, I am sure, but it's great anyway, and it is a beautiful bird - great photos 😊


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Thanks My friend this morning I got some shots with a bigger fish finally LOL

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You're welcome, JJ, and I am happy that you have got the shots you were waiting for 👍😀


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