Clear Lake (resort) is located on Hwy 126 near the Hwy 20 Junction.
The 1D Mark IV's fast, accurate focusing and tracking enabled me to follow the bird through its dive, but it's taken quite a bit of practice to be able to capture this sort of action from my kayak. I really enjoy capturing birds from my kayak and have spent many hours doing so. The kayak is a wonderful "blind", and many birds will allow me to approach fairly closely. The Hobie Revolution 11 kayak I use is critical for this endeavor, as it allows me to propel the boat while keeping both hands on the cameraâ€”and it's got a very handy water-tight hold where I can stow my camera when it's not in use.
After unsuccessfully diving for fish, this osprey rose and vigorously shook itself off in mid-air. I was tracking it from my kayak, so the camera was already focused on the subject and it was a matter of critical timing to capture this image. The osprey was only about 50 feet from me!