Thursday, August 12, 2010

Don't Even Start with Me!


While heading out to fish on the river a few weeks ago we went close by a local osprey nest.  You must look carefully, but she had three little ones hunkering down in the nest which was so pleasing to see.  Unfortunately, I stayed a little long taking photographs because she appeared to become concerned and let me know it by the majestic spread of her wings.  Not wanting to loose part of my hair or an eye(!), I left soon after this photo was taken.  Motherhood is same everywhere it appears except for those few species who abandon their young.

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh isnt she beautiful...

Maha said...

that's gotta be a rare shot. looks great

Leah J. Utas said...

What a great shot.

NanU said...

my cat loves to hunt birds, but I think here it would be the other way around.

Erratic Thoughts said...

Aww!That's a sweet pic!
True,mother's are the same everywhere :)

Bossy Betty said...

Oh yes! I believe I would have backed off too, but what a picture!

Celia said...

such a good picture, can read her thoughts and the babies are la de dah like babies can be.

Beverly said...

I love the look in her eyes that say, "get away from my babies" You were brave...

bob said...

Wow, even the chicks look tough!

slommler said...

She is magnificent!! Great photo!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rachel Cotterill said...

That's absolutely awesome. But I don't blame you for moving swiftly on!

Friko said...

I am speechless with admiration, both for this glorious shot and the magnificent bird.

deb said...

incredible photo.
I've made that pose a time or two ;)