Friday, June 3, 2011

FLYday - Osprey


Osprey, or "Fish Hawk" in hover flight. Phippsburg, Maine May 2011

FLYday is an homage to what our feathered friends do best, fly.


  1. You caught it.... just as the wings are obout to flap down. Great timing.
    Chrissie Pissie
    June 03, 2011 01:25 PM

  2. this is an unusual bird picture, usually photos show the wings flapped down but this one also is so symmetriy of the wings with the body and the clenched claws add drama and power to it. Thi picture to me seems more like 'power' than about 'flight'. Rated with love.
    June 04, 2011 03:44 PM

  3. Chrissie, Thank you. It takes thousands of shutter clicks and lots of birds to get this kind of shot. Thank you for recognizing that.

  4. Incredible. I could study this for hours. If I had the time, I would!
    Matt Paust
    June 06, 2011 02:07 PM

  5. Hovering by "flying in place" rather than gliding at zero speed is not something a lot of hawks do. The Marsh Hawk often does this, flying low to the ground and then stopping in mid-air, hovering, deciding whether to dive. It's spectacular and you've caught it perfectly!
    Rodney Roe
    June 09, 2011 08:02 AM

  6. hi robin! nice to meet you! thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today so i could follow you back here! :)