F/5.6, 1/500, ISO200.
So I never had a chance in this staring contest. Watching this osprey was really interesting, but the question here is, was it as interesting for the osprey to watch me ? I guess we will never know. I came across this amazing fishing bird while visiting beaches in beautiful Long Island, NY.
Interesting Fact: Ospreys hunt by diving to the water’s surface from some 30 to 100 feet (9 to 30 meters) up. They have gripping pads on their feet to help them pluck fish from the water with their curved claws and carry them for great distances. In flight, ospreys will orient the fish headfirst to ease wind resistance. ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/osprey/ )