May 19, 2013

Victory Lap

SDP  5-19-13
Talk about being caught with your mouth wide open!  I spotted this osprey last night slowly flying into the wind with this substantial catch at the Gulf of Mexico. I don't know what kind of fish it is; but, it seems to have an of air of surprise frozen on its lips, doesn't it?  I captured this shot with my new 18-270mm lens.  It's really cropped, and I'm rather pleased with the clarity.  I haven't had a chance to use the lens very much yet, but so far, so good!  Hope everyone is having a pleasant weekend.

19 comments:

Jack said...

Terrific, SRQ. You are going to have a lot of fun with that new zoom lens. Nice seeing you back online.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow, great catch by you, and by the bird.

Nancy J said...

Super photo, that lens is so good, perfect focus. you were there just at the right time . " stunned mullet" saying comes to mind, as if the fish thinks, " how could this have happened?". Greetings from Jean

Lowell said...

What a great shot! It wasn't long ago that you couldn't get sharp photos with a lens like that. But they've come a long way - 18-270mm is really terrific. I've got a Nikkor 18-200 with VR and it's a wonderful lens.

Nice to hear from you again and see that you are back shooting!

cieldequimper said...

Wow. I hope it enjoyed its dinner!

Kay said...

Ooooh! Great shot! Not only is the fish amazing, but I haven't seen a picture of an osprey in action like that. Your new lens is a winner on this one!

you-wee because said...

Yeah, definitely my weekend is much more pleasant than the weekend of the fish caught by the osprey.

Great shot, SRQ.

Regards from Germany, Uwe.

paul said...

Great shot!

Michelle said...

Wow! That is quite fantastic!

LONDONLULU said...

Your lens is working wonders! Love that shot and also marveling at those rather amazing fishlips!:)

We are: clamco said...

Awesome shot! Wow!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, terrific shot!

LOLfromPasa said...

Super clear against that blue sky. Wonderful image!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Welcome back SRQ, missed these fab shots of yours! How very cool is the new lens but to be honest I would have been so excited to get a shot like this in any condition, it's so tricky..bravo indeed!

SFlaGuy said...

Missed you. Glad you are back! I have that same lens I think but my camera does not let it soar.

Birdman said...

You must be happy with that lens. Proof here.

Jocie Z ROCK said...

gosh !! amazing shot, sell it for BIG money!!! national geographic here you come!!

Kate said...

Great shot and very good lens.

Kay said...

I just showed this shot to my husband, who was equally impressed, though his first comment was, "True cod."