Friday, August 15, 2008

SkyWatch Friday

I've been enjoying images of the sky all over the world for a couple of weeks now, so I thought it was about time to jump on board. There is something incredibly powerful about shifting your gaze upward.

And you are very often rewarded by unexpected events. This Osprey just pulled a fish out of the nearby pond, and a few swallows felt the need to chase him off.

Check out other SkyWatch images. They are pretty amazing.

14 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

At least he got dinner. The others only get to pursue him. LOL Nice shot. I don't know how you managed to get them.

Abraham

fishing guy said...

Wendy: That is a wonderful capture of the raptor.

~~Randi~~ said...

Great capture! What kind of bird is it? Have a good weekend.

Debbie said...

Great job! Glad you joined us.

Sparverius said...

It's an Osprey.

Linda Reeder said...

We watch osprey fishing over Useless Bay and Deer Lagoon when we go to Whidbey Island. Skim my sight to see what I'm talking about.
Of course, here in Seattle we call them SEAHAWKS!

Powell River Books said...

We have several osprey nests near our cabin on Powell Lake. One day I watched an osprey search for a fish and then plummet into the water to catch his prey. It was quite a sight.

My pictures are of a mackerel sky before the storm. I invite you to come see. - Margy

Tina said...

Great shot this is my first sky watch to.

Kelly said...

Fabulous SkyWatch Photos! Well done! Such beautiful colors! Great shots!

Corey said...

Cool pic Wendy! I've never heard of SkyWatch, but I'm going to check it out today.

deejbrown said...

What a great photo! The osprey's clever catch captured forever!

Sparverius said...

Corey, thanks. I think you'd like SkyWatch.

Dj - and it was fantastic to watch it happen!

Arija said...

I love eagles, especially ospreys. It's often amazing how an ant can shoo away an elephant. Seldom one gets the chance to snap them leaving the local take-away. Well done!

Wren said...

Welcome to skywatch! I'm relatively new to it myself, but I've become addicted very quickly. Thanks for stopping by and for all your nice comments.

This is a great photo, I love that you caught the osprey on camera just as he caught the fish (though with a happier outcome for the subject).