Osprey (Pandion haliaetus): The fantastic fish hunting Ospreys : photographed at Aviemore  Scotland. The ospreys hunt in the really early morning from around 4:30 AM . Light is at a premium so camera settings are on high shutter speeds, wide apertures and high ISO settings! From August 2017 I am running photography tuition days with the ospreys. Managing your camera settings and helping you get te best shots with these fast moving beautiful birds of prey from the perfect location in Aviemore Scotland.

Contact me here: Gowild@freeuk.com for more information on photography tuition days . Currently running til 11th August 2017:

 

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Down the barrel

Close fly by with trout
Close fly by with trout

After catching their prey the ospreys often take a fly round the pool before carrying the fish away to eat.

Take off with reflection
Take off with reflection

A misty morning catch.

Flying off with breakfast
Flying off with breakfast

Early morning take away.

Catch in morning light
Catch in morning light

As the light lifts in the morning the opportunities for a sharper image improve.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Away with a fish supper!

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

In flight on black

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Eye contact

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

The catch