This is from a series of shots taken to a rescued American Kestrel. This little fellow was in need of help or face certain death. Luckily, some good friends took care of this beautifull specimen until it was time for him to be on his own. Such a spendic bird, enjoy!!!
So I went to a beautiful lake front place to catch the sunrise when a couple of Ospreys were fishing for breakfast. One of such beautiful animals decide to perch about 200 yards from my position. I didn't have my birding setup readily available so I fired away using my Nikon D800 with a 70-200 mm lens at 200 mm. For this shot I had to crop it really agressively in order to end up with a decent picture. Let me know what you think of it, enjoy!!!
The Osprey and the Prey
While on vacations I had the opportunity to photograph birds. As you already know, I went on my fourth Caribbean cruise on board the Carnival Fascination. While docked in St. Thomas, a big flock of Laughing Gulls were flying around looking for a treat from the ship passengers. They're really confortable with humans as they're pretty accustomed to our presence.
I took advantage of that and got really close to them, snapping a couple of pictures like this one. One note...this birds are really agressive when it come to food! Cruise ship employees advised some of the passengers not to feed them due to a recent incident in wich one of this birds attacked a passenger. I guess I was lucky...enjoy!!!
This little American Kestrel fell from his nest and it was rescued by a friend of mine who cared for him until it was time to be released. Before that, my buddy was kind enough to let me take a few shots of this lovely specimen. This particular photograph was taken seconds away from the actual release of the bird. We stepped outside to let him go and at that time the bird looked up into the sky like he was ready to be freed and take off on his own. Enjoy!!!
Have you ever helped or rescued an animal? If so, let me hear your story in the comments section!
Today, no matter how demanding the day becomes…when you have paused in the early hours of dawn just to listen to the birds sing, you will find their song is your Source. Take a minute, stand still, close your eyes and just listen---you just may hear something new. Enjoy!!!