Tuesday, April 12, 2016

THIRTY DAY CHALLENGE--SURPRISE--Day Twelve

A big surprise made it worth looking for something to photograph this morning.

I put the star filter on my camera so I could catch rainbow flares off the rising sun.

When I got it back home I added some artsy Photoshop effects to this one for fun.

While I was still taking pictures of the sunrise I saw an osprey fly over the pond.

Almost before I could react it dove straight into the water.

There was a moment of struggle and then it rose with a fish in its claws.

It happened so fast that I didn’t have the sense to zoom in to catch a more focused picture.

The big bird circled around catching the sunlight as it adjusted its prey for a better angle for flight.

Before the poor fish could recover from the shock of being snatched from the water it was on its way to becoming breakfast.

7 comments:

joeh said...

Great series of photos of the Osprey. I don't think I could do that with my smart phone.

fishducky said...

You did great, Eileen!!

Jenny Woolf said...

Amazing Osprey pictures! Well done!

Terry and Linda said...

I want a star filter!! WOW!!

Linda

Alica said...

Oh wow...that first picture is GORGEOUS! And I would call the last series "the flying fish"!

Val said...

Good morning, starshine! The osprey says hello.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Stunning photos! Bravo!