Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO  

Catch of the Day by Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

May 2020 - Catch of the Day

May 2020 - Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

Original 1

May 2020 - Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

Original 2

About the Image(s)

Catch of the Day was created a few years ago in Viera wetlands - Florida near Titusville on a partially cloudy day using a Nikon D500 with the Nikkor Lens 70 - 200 mm f/2.8 + a 2x TC for a total of 400 mm (600 mm equivalent in a full frame camera) and with these settings: ISO 400, f/8 and 1/2000 of a second. I was following a whole flock o white pelicans that were having a feast of fish since the water level was low and the fishes were caught in shallow water (will post the image next month), when I saw this osprey approaching so I followed the flight until it splashed in the water (image Original 2) and caught it's fish (large fish) and had some difficulties to catch up flight. I have the whole sequence but the selected image has the good features including separation of the head from the body and wings. The water was pretty murky with a strong yellow hue that was cleaned from the birds plumage.

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9 comments posted

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
(Group 69)
A great shot Isaac, and one not easy to get. Trust the osprey did actually get the fish.   Posted: 05/01/2020 21:18:44
Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Yes, it did !!!   Posted: 05/02/2020 10:42:30
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Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Hey Isaac, I was supposed to be arriving home from Florida right now but had to cancel for reasons you will understand. I love Viera Wetlands and have a similar image of a GBH with a huge fish from there. Really good timing on this one. It appears to need a little more contrast on my screen.
Bruce   Posted: 05/01/2020 21:58:50

Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
Isaac, What a wonderful catch! The movement and the story being told are fabulous. Your series sounds really cool. I love the splash you caught in Original #2.   Posted: 05/02/2020 14:51:48

Mary Frost   Mary Frost
Isaac, another great bird shot! A series of shots is the only way to do in this situation. It allowed you to get "just the right" shot. The sharpness is amazing! I guess if I lived in Florida I would be challenged to go for the birds!   Posted: 05/02/2020 18:53:16

Mary Frost   Mary Frost
I just saw the bird at his feet! Great action.   Posted: 05/02/2020 18:53:50

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67 & 89)
A difficult catch done well. I think the wing position works really well in this image. I like the first image better than the one you uploaded in your reply.   Posted: 05/07/2020 17:20:31

Walt Brunner   Walt Brunner
Isaac, I am always in awe of bird shots. I do not have the patience to wait for the money shot as you did here. The eye is sharp as are the wing feathers, and the splashing of the water around the fish shows the motion well. Your PP is well done, and the color correction adds to the overall image. I might have tried a targeted hue adjustment to lower the yellow saturation of the water around the fish, but that would be a personal choice. A great catch indeed!   Posted: 05/10/2020 10:46:07

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
I'm really impressed with this image Isaac - a WOW image for sure. It is completely made by the separation of its body and wings. One really feel the struggle the bird is having uplifting the struggling huge fish clear of the water. If the yellow in the water is as it was, it should probably stay.

A great action shot. Well done.   Posted: 05/23/2020 12:56:05