Eye of the Raptor

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    Pandion haliaetus.

    My favorite bird on the Island of Sanibel in Florida. This Osprey and its family are well known and much loved in the city of Sanibel. It lives with its family at the edge of the island, overlooking the sea, on a tall man-made perch adjacent to a picturesque lighthouse. You can see the perch in another one of my photos here.

    This photo was taken not long after sunrise, at about 6:40 AM.

    See it LARGE, on black.

    Here is another view of this bird.

    Explore page screen grab.

    janoid, Mc Shutter, jah~, and 147 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. AdrianMaullPhotography [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Best osprey shot I've seen.

    2. janruss 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PLATINUM WILDLIFE / Admin Invite / Award 2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Platinum Wildlife Coin

      Congratulations, your wildlife photo is worthy of a Platinum Medal
      PLATINUM WILDLIFE (ADMIN INVITE) **POST 1, AWARD 2**

    3. mimbrava 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks for entering the 'For the Birds' contest on Super Eco. Please be sure that your entry is also in the group pool. Voting has begun and will end on March 7. Please vote for your top three choices, with your first choice on top - other than your own photo, of course. Good luck.

    4. Wild Dogger 74 months ago | reply

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      I saw this in A Big FaveA Big Fave
      commented with SICI (2008-12-16)

      Platinum Wildlife Coin

      Congratulations, your wildlife photo is worthy of a Platinum Medal
      PLATINUM WILDLIFE (ADMIN INVITE) **POST 1, AWARD 2**

    5. Ray Pregent Wildlife Photographer 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Eastern Ontario Raptors and Owls, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Superb and amazing to say the least!!

    6. L!@M 70 months ago | reply

      What an amazing shot. This is my favorite bird, which is why it is in my e-mail. :]

    7. emace 62 months ago | reply

      Stunning image - excellent work!

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      Found in a search. (?)

    8. Linuxdrive 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called International CONTEST group - BIRD HOT COLD - World cup is comin, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. FreeSpirit5 59 months ago | reply

      excellent
      seen in
      INTERNATIONAL CONTEST GROUP • ICG
      www.flickr.com/groups/icngroup/

    10. Rosa Gamboias 8 months ago | reply

      Great portrait!!

      Congratulations!
      Seen at the group:


      *Feathers & Beaks*
      Post 1 - Award 3

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