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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) with fish, in Morro Bay, CA 24 Dec 2007 © 2007 Michael L. Baird

28 Oct 2010 uploaded larger (cropped) original processed better also in Lightroom 3.

© 2007 Michael L. Baird

NOTE: EFFECTIVE 28 OCT 2010 LICENSE IS CHANGED TO "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" AS THIS IMAGE WAS REQUESTED BY GETTY IMAGES

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) with fish Morro Bay, CA

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying with a headless fish in its talons. Morro Bay, CA. Sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish eagle, the Osprey is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching 60 centimeters in length with a 2m wingspan. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings.

 

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) with fish, in Morro Bay, CA. 24 Dec 2007 24dec2007 - Photo by Michael Mike L. Baird, Canon 1D Mark III with 600mm IS lens w/ 1.4X II TE and polarizer, on tripod bairdphotos.com flickr.bairdphotos.com photomorrobay.com morro-bay.com

 

Creative Commons use note: On 21 Jul 09, 4.12PM PDT canoerobb www.flickr.com/photos/40636089@N04/ said: Hey mike baird, I'm Ben Robb and i love this photo you have of an osprey in flight carrying a fish. I'm working with an organization called Friends of the Riverfront to try and put up an interpretive sign about animals of the river along a river trail. I would like to use this shot as a part of the sign but I need your permission. This sign will not be for profit and is just a part of a project I'm working on, you can see this sign along the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, please reply to me if you can give me permission.

I replied: Hey Ben Robb, That's totally cool! I love to have my photos used for such projects. Only if it is practicable in this case, attribution is appreciated - but it may not be appropriate for your sign - if so no sweat. I assume you refer to www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2133875401/ - I have many Osprey with fish shots - see www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&ct=6&w=72825507@N00&a...

www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit says all. Cheers, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com

 

24 Sept 2009 Creative Commons use by Peter Weiland of from Trier, Germany, University of Trier, of German institute for Psychology in an ad campaign for their free psychology search engine PsychSpider.

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