I have long wanted to photograph ospreys fishing and travelled to Aviemore in Cairngorms National Park to do so. Two 4am starts and nine hours in a hide produced just a couple of minutes of good photography but I was not disappointed. It is extraordinary to watch these magnificent birds dragging huge trout from the water, straining their wings to get airborne. By pre-setting my shutter speed to 1/1250th of a second and selecting a single focus point over the bird's head, I was able get the head and fish sharp whilst the osprey's wings are blurred by motion.
F/6.3, 1/1,250th second, ISO 1600
Accepted: South Devon (2107), Narava (Slovenia) 2017), Olympic (Greece) (2017) - Zeus, Aphrodite and Apollo