Osprey in Denmark

Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 1,172Registered Users Many Grins
edited April 18, 2017 in Wildlife

Denmark has only a few pairs of breeding ospreys – in Zealand (Denmark's largest island) only one pair. The ospreys normally catch fish in a lake close to their nest.


Going down to catch


Coming out with prey


In flight with prey


In flight with prey


On a rainy day

Jørgen Bjerring
Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 10,500Super Moderators moderator

    I love the last photo!

  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 1,172Registered Users Many Grins

    Thanks. It's also my favourite.

    Jørgen Bjerring
    Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
    The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,429Registered Users Major grins

    VEry coo!

  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 1,172Registered Users Many Grins

    Thanks ;)

    Jørgen Bjerring
    Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
    The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter Posts: 13,980Super Moderators moderator

    I love shots of birds hunting in the rain too - reminds me that their life is always hard, and demanding.

    That is a big fish the osprey has in the fourth photo.

    Great captures!

    Pathfinder - www.pathfinder.smugmug.com

    Moderator of the Technique Forum and Finishing School on Dgrin
  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 1,172Registered Users Many Grins

    Thanks a lot, pathfinder.

    The Osprey can carry very big fish. To my judgement the Osprey is better "equipped" for fishing than the White-tailed Eagle. May be that is the reason for the eagle to attack ospreys with prey in the hope of a possibillity to steel the fish.

    Jørgen Bjerring
    Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
    The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,487Registered Users Major grins

    Rain shot would also be my pick - nice background texture too, imo.
    I'd be happy to have taken this, but what would annoy me, if mine, is that a combination of wing angle (which I like), together with the shot being a rear quarter one, creates an image with a somewhat confusing silhouette imo.(unlike the previous shot)

    Nice job tho, well done :)
    pp

  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 1,172Registered Users Many Grins

    Thank you very much for your comment.

    Jørgen Bjerring
    Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
    The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

  • AceCo55AceCo55 Aussie Grinner Posts: 935Registered Users Major grins

    I will also add my compliments - and agreement with the last shot.
    Whilst the lighting and contrast worked against the shot in #2, I absolutely love the moment of capture.
    The outline of the wings in that V-configuration is just wonderful!

    My opinion does not necessarily make it true. What you do with my opinion is entirely up to you.
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  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 1,172Registered Users Many Grins

    Many thanks.

    Jørgen Bjerring
    Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
    The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

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