Lynne Royce  

Osprey by Lynne Royce

June 2022 - Osprey

About the Image(s)

Was walking along Sandy Hook Bay when noticed this Osprey bringing a fish to babies in the nest. Thought I would put my camera phone to the ultimate test as nest on top of 3 story building. Zoomed in focus on Osprey with my Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. Followed bird with my camera phone and started shooting rapidly as it came in for landing. Wasn't easy but I got the shot. Light editing in Snapseed.

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8 comments posted

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Nice catch Lynne.

I tried to fix the tilt in the chimney? I used Snapseed Perspective and Expand tool and then Touch/Retouch clone tool to clean up the left side. Just an idea to add to your really great catch with the beautiful bird with wings ready to fly and get more food. I truly commend your hanging in there and shooting a enough frames to get this great shot. Jerry   Posted: 06/03/2022 15:46:40
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Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
Like your suggested changes.   Posted: 06/13/2022 12:43:47

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Nicely done. Photographing an active Osprey at the top of a 3 floor building takes a lot of patience. Your effort got the project so to speak, completed.   Posted: 06/05/2022 19:49:30

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
A great shot of an Osprey in unexpected habitat. What a nice illustration of what one can accomplish with a phone and patience! Nice job.   Posted: 06/06/2022 09:25:01

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Ospreys are really cool. I remember seeing a news piece years ago about an Osprey nesting on a high-rise window ledge in New York or Chicago, or someplace like that. Anyway, this was a great opportunity to see the creature in motion. One can occasionally find a bird sitting on the nest, but you managed to get some action! Nice effort and certainly worth it.
  Posted: 06/06/2022 16:30:32

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
You and your phone camera did a great job. I have found in the past that zooming in too much with the phone camera caused a loss of resolution and sharpness. I would not have thought to try this with my phone but maybe I should test it. I like the corrected perspective Jerry did. Well done and a keeper.   Posted: 06/11/2022 17:37:16

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
Hopefully I can go back and catch young osprey in nests, when bigger, ripping apart fish brought to them by their parents.   Posted: 06/13/2022 12:46:50

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
That the image is so sharp at that distance says a lot for the photographer and the equipment. You worked hard on this one. I also like Jerry;s perspective correction.   Posted: 06/19/2022 16:41:16