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an osprey with a fish it had just caught in the ocean.

an osprey with a fish it had just caught in the ocean.
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ginnyosbornetracy Platinum
 
ginnyosbornetracy February 16, 2018
Congratulations on a two time award winner on this capture! It IS fabulous.
pfindlay
 
pfindlay February 19, 2018
Thanks to all. I appreciate your comments.

Behind The Lens

Location
Folly Beach, South Carolina, near the west end of the island. Folly Beach is about 15 miles from Charleston, S.C. I go there a lot for the scenery and to relax and enjoy the ocean. Folly is a barrier island with lots of dolphin and pelicans.
Time
It was early afternoon.
Lighting
It was typical mid-day summertime lighting. A few clouds but lots of sun. The light was harsh, I would say.
Equipment
Nikon D3000 with Nikon 70-300 mm autofocus
Inspiration
I was so instantly excited to see the osprey with the fish overhead that I just started firing the shutter and hoping for the best. I didn't have time to think about it because it all happened so quickly. I knew immediately that it was a moment to capture..
Editing
Yes, the best of the photos was too dark but I was able to bring it up out of the shadows using Lightroom. I did some cropping too. Tweaked the lighting a bit more in Lightroom for the best effect.
In my camera bag
These days, it's a Nikon D3300 and a Tamron 18-270 mm autofocus lens. I also carry a Nikon 18-55 mm autofocus but shoot mostly with the Tamron.
Feedback
It was just so purely in the moment that I really didn't have time to think about it. I just knew instantly it was something I wanted to capture so I raised the camera and started firing. Fortunately the autoexposure and autofocus were on. I had already set the white balance and ISO. At the time, I was just hanging out at the beach checking out the waves and shoreline. So I would say be open to the moment because sometimes unanticipated, wonderful things just present themselves.

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