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Almost at the right place at the right time…Osprey shots!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Anthony747, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. I visited one of my osprey nests today and from the left corner of my eye I noticed this young osprey landing on this tree branch to my left. I quickly moved to capture this series of shots and missed the initial shot of him landing on this branch which was a little blurry to post here.

    Equipment: Nikon D200, 300mm f/4 and Nikkor 1.4TC

    Thanks for looking!





  2. Very very nice! How old do you suspect this bird to be?
  3. Beautiful capture, This is a recent Fledgling Eyes are still Orange, the Adult Eyes will turn Yellow
  4. sillybgoat

    sillybgoat Guest

    Wow, the first one is magnificant, what a great catch. But the 3rd..... now that is somthing. I have never seen a bird look so proud, that is the sort of image that ends up on a coin or a flag. well done.
  5. Bolts


    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Lovely photos. That first one makes me wish I had wings.
  6. Hi David, I would guess about 7 weeks old. They just started flying about a week ago.

    Thanks, Anthony
  7. Thanks Gary!
  8. Thanks Sillybgoat and Pia!

  9. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    The babies are so great to capture when they fledge. They are all new and clean with pretty feathers and have that red eye
    Beautiful shots

    Then they have that look. OK I flew and landed, now what:>)))))
    I'm hungry:>)))
  10. Hi Gale, You are so true! As soon as it landed it had that look of "how did I do this?'

    Thanks, Tony
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