Thursday, June 04, 2009

Ospreys = London buses

So long time readers will remember a post I wrote in which I quoted the epic movie Hot Fuzz to vent my rage at blowing a series of awesome osprey photo opportunities. Shortly after that came this osprey related fiasco and then last week I finally dropped some half palatable osprey photos from Venezuela. In the venezuela post I mentioned that a) osprey can be seen just about anywhere, b) we only have 4 of them or so around our islands and c) I was planning to get some awesome photos of osprey somewhere else shortly. Well as it turns out a, b and (in my opinion) c were all correct but, thanks to a and b, c happened rather sooner than expected........

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I was photographing a rather interesting little wader when this happened to drift over.

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The wader spooked but I relocated it later for some additional shots and, to be honest, who can really focus on drab grey waders when one of these is circling your head? Not me that's for sure.

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I will however pin the blame for my lack of bonefishing success this weekend entirely on this chap's presence (clearly it had nothing to do with my own deficiencies!).

4 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Sweet.Very nice shots.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Stunning photos of a stunning bird!

jason said...

Awesome shots!

tai haku said...

Thanks everyone - I was rather pleased with these as you might have noticed.