Osprey takes flight

This Osprey takes flight after leaving his perch near the top of a tree.  I took this shot during the morning light in Holiday, Florida.  Ospreys are beautiful creatures in their own right, but they can get overshadowed by the bald eagles here. Ospreys are more common, but their plumage, large talons and grace in flight give them amazing characteristics as well. Osprey_Takes_Flight_Leaving_A_Branch_Under_A_Sunny_Sky_In_Florida_IMG_1223.jpg