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21-JUN-2008 Jean Durepos

Under attack by a Red-wing Blackbird. Image 2 .

The female Osprey has had enough of this harassment and from the visual expression prepares to send a clear message! The Red-wing Blackbird engages it's engines in "reverse thrust" and actual backs up about a meter, before leaving the area! This image should be viewed in conjunction with Image 1, taken less than a second prior (when the harassment began) and can be viewed at

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bill friedlander27-Jul-2011 23:05
Terrific timing for this superb action shot. The Red-wing Blackbird is very bold to harass the osprey. V
Gillian12-Sep-2010 12:55
An amazing capture of one of those priceless moments in nature. The posture of the Red-wing and the expression of the Osprey really do tell the story well. Bravo! V
XiaoBernard9931-Jul-2009 05:13
Wonderful.Great Vote.VVVV
Art Parnell23-Jul-2009 13:20
Perfect timing on the redwing and a great expression on the osprey. An exceptional shot, Jean!
Len18-Jul-2009 13:54
These are super,well done Jean!!! V.
Ali Majdfar14-Aug-2008 05:26
Outstanding capture, ~V
Yiannis Pavlis14-Aug-2008 02:29
You have captured this beautifully.Absolutely stunning catch!.V
Janet Forjan-Freedman14-Aug-2008 01:22
Wow! What great and telling posture from both birds!
Marco Valk07-Aug-2008 09:48
terrific image; what a timing. vote
Liz Bickel07-Aug-2008 03:12
I love the poses in this shot! They're priceless. Very clear details and colors. Your exposure is right on. Wonderful motion blur of the blackbird's wings as it backs off. A great image all around.
Simon Chandler07-Aug-2008 02:59
Fantastic capture. So unique and lively. Excellent work. v
Marcia Colelli07-Aug-2008 02:35
wonderful capture, brave little Red Wing Blackbird V
Robert Houde07-Aug-2008 01:57
Great Timing Jean.
Susanne v. Schroeder07-Aug-2008 00:58
Awesome shot!
Fong Lam07-Aug-2008 00:53
Excellent action and timing, Jean
Nick Powell06-Aug-2008 17:59
Another amazing capture, well done Jean! V
Guest 06-Aug-2008 17:36
Great action shot
Laura Sebastianelli06-Aug-2008 15:08
Wow, that's some moxie!
Martha Albuquerque06-Aug-2008 10:32
!!!! the little black one is red to do it, but the osprey already saw him.. what a story telling, Jean and awesome capture!!! V~
edwina beaumont06-Aug-2008 08:03
great action, love the expressions on both faces
Debbie Blackburn Beierle06-Aug-2008 06:29
OUTSTANDING capture and opportunity!!! Super job, Jean!!
January Grey06-Aug-2008 05:52
Yup. She's definitely had enough! An amazing catch, Jean! Great stop-action and expressions! V~
Hank Vander Velde06-Aug-2008 03:34
Beautiful and well timed Jean. Nice narration too. V.
Jay Levin06-Aug-2008 02:58
Excellent timing to get this wonderful behavioral shot, Jean. Vote