This is one of those “almost” photos – it was almost a really good photo. I took this about a week ago at Lake Hodges which is about 25 miles from San Diego. I went out to try and get some photos of Grebes doing their iconic mating ritual but there wasn’t anything going on. I spotted this Osprey flying around looking for fish so I thought I’d see it I could get either a good fishing shot or see if I could catch his take-offs or landings. Luckily, I was able to get directly under where he landed after one of his trips. He launched again and circled around and came back to the same tree where I was waiting with my camera. Thats where my luck kind of ended – Although I got several shots of him coming in, I did not have the exposure quite right for shooting up into the sky, I didn’t really nail the focus, and I also chopped off his tail in the best of my shots. All that being said, I still like the photo for its dynamic action and the feeling of power in the outstretched talons. Hope you like it too- despite the technical shortcomings….