This is a picture of an Osprey taking a Brown trout from a small man made lake in Aviemore, Scotland. There are some hides alongside the water. The hides are set low so that the camera is close to water level. At the point the Osprey lands in the water you have to be very quick to acquire the bird in the viewfinder, get focus and then hit the shutter. Fast focus and many frames per second are key to getting the shot here. If you don’t get it first time you won’t catch up. It is all over in a couple of seconds.
We spent a total of 8 hours in the hide over two mornings. We arrive at 4:30am to go into the hide at 5 leaving at about 9am. We saw a total of 7 birds dive into the lake. All 7 caught a fish.
Kit: Canon EOS 1Dx EF 200-400 @ f/5.6 – 1/1250sec @ 400mm
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