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I have often photographed this male osprey - he has been nesting in a park in St. Petersburg, FL for about 6 years. The regulars call him "Fleck" because of a fleck in his right eye. This was a one-in-a-million capture has he took off from a power pole as I photographed a complete sequence of him landing on his nest and feeding this fish to his waiting mate. I captured eye contact, the bird with his wings in the so-called angel position and clutching a fish in one talon.

TAGS: Florida, Osprey, United States

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Seminole, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Sandy Scott.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2014
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 19, 2015, 3:13 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 70D
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO125
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