Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Well look who flew in.....!


I've been meaning to take a few close ups of the lantern house atop the lighthouse at Hillary's Boat Harbour for a while now and luckily I had my zoom lens handy when we were there a few days ago.  The lantern house is the original refurbished and recycled unit from the Bedout Island lighthouse which was demolished and replaced in 1980, Bedout Island is on the outer edge of reefs 30 miles N/E of Port Hedland and is subject to extreme tidal ranges. The two men weren't the only ones enjoying the view, an Osprey, oh la! look at those talons, flew in and landed right in my viewpoint, merci beaucoup monsieur raptor :) It just occurred to me that I've never taken a shot of the lighthouse in action at night, must rectify that soon! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.....

36 comments:

  1. Great action shot, Grace. Impressive bird and rather nice looking lighthouse too.

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  2. Lighthouses have something magical for me.

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  3. Being that I'm about to abscond a land filled with lighthouses, you've given me an idea. I'll have to try photographing one at night.

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  4. Very cool! I love lighthouses and it's not often we get to see them here. Even better is that you got an Osprey flying of them!

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  5. Wonderful lighthouse shots and the osprey is beautiful!! I miss being away from the coast where there were lighthouses and osprey as well, ah, but I'll get to visit them again one of these days! Hope your week is off to a great start, Grace! Enjoy!!

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  6. Great shots, Grace! I've seen ospreys at work and those talons are deadly! Once caught, prey stays caught! Very cool lighthouse, too, and that shot with the two men is worth framing and hanging!

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  7. Great capture! We had an Osprey at the lake that was teaching her little ones to fish...of course my camera was not along :(

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  8. So glad to hear it's actually a working lighthouse!!! I think all of the ones in the US have been retired and now are simply museums or tourist spots...

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  9. What a fab capture Grace - well done. I don't think that a bird of prey is easy to spot, let alone photograph. Lovely light house too!

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  10. Those talons are scary, Grace! Lady luck was on your side.

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  11. Fabulous zoom in and out and the osprey is such a wonderful bonus! Great!

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  12. I love lighthouses.
    The photograph with this bird ... Impressive.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  13. All good stuff young lass, and with added Osprey, brilliant!!!

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  14. An impressive bird, and I do like that lighthouse!

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  15. Perfect timing Grace .... yes it would be a treat to capture a night shot ... maybe when the weather warms up!

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  16. That bird has the strongest legs and talons. I'm staying away. Fortunately, fish are more of a target than I, but I am not taking chances.

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  17. hm, do you think those two men are oblivious to that bird of prey overhead...?!
    that lighthouse is most impressive.

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  18. Nice shots. Bet there's a nice view from that deck.

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  19. i really do like lighthouses. For me there is a certain mystic about them and their history.

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  20. Great images of this impressive lighthouse, the vertical image looks spectacular!

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  21. Lovely shots of the bird and lighthouse.

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  22. What a bonus to have the bird entering stage left just at the right moment Grace.

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  23. Wow how lucky you were to see the Osprey. Thanks for sharing. Diane

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  24. How cool was that. Birds usually fly out of my shots. I wonder where his nest was... on the lighthouse??

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  25. The lighthouse looks like the best place around to perch.

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  26. The stucture is fantastic but my thumbs are up to the top capture. Great timing, Grace!

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  27. While I'm gazing on your lighthouse, I just wanted to pass on that the other hot afternoon me and friends enjoyed ice cold shandies on the back deck. Thinking of you this summer. hahahaha

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  28. OH! How great of the osprey to fly into the photo! Isn't serendipity fabulous?

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  29. You seem to have a great talent for attracting birds. 'Nuff said. Brilliantly captured. I will look at the photos bigger now.

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  30. I'd love to see that lighthouse working at night. Great idea. The talons on the bird are a bit intimidating.

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  31. I love birds and my son loves lighthouses. Something for both of us!

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