02 November 2009

2009.11 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

This month's desktop calendar wallpaper shows a fairly common event on Jetty Island during the summer:  an osprey taking a freshly-caught flounder back to its nest to feed its chicks.  For this photo, I was lucky enough to be fairly close to the target to see how its talons attach to the fish so it couldn't wriggle off the hook (if it were still alive).

It almost reminds me of how the NASA Shuttle attachs to the top of a unique 747 transport vehicle designed specifically to carry the Shuttle.  Of course, this flounder is in no condition to be capable of flying, much less transporting an osprey.

OK, bad analogy.  :)

Given the weather we have started to receive in the Northern Hemisphere, this image is a nice reminder of what we enjoyed back in August :)

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Anonymous said...

That's an extremely good focus on a moving object with a distant background. Bravo!


TravelGirl said...

Thank you, much kindly, sir... I always enjoy shooting on Jetty Island. It is unusual to have a bad weather day there, so I'm almost always guaranteed something interesting without being soaked :)