Showing posts with label osprey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label osprey. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Osprey fly by, Point Reyes National Seashore

Osprey in flight in Point Reyes National Seashore - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

I had this unexpected encounter with an osprey on a hike a few weeks ago on Tomales Point in Point Reyes National Seashore. My goal for the trip was to photograph the tule elk in velvet antlers, and as I dropped into a wildflower-covered valley I started photographing some sparrows as they hopped around on the lupine. Then at one moment I happened to look up and saw this osprey go cruising by at a low altitude. I was already working on my tripod at full height, so I was able to pan with the bird fairly successfully, and managed to snap off a few sharp frames as it shot by.

Osprey in flight

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