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I found a spot where the Ospreys flew by on there way out to fish in the early morning, I had the sweet light to my back and these guys cooperated nicely, taken over a few days all with the D2X and the 200-400 VR
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#4 Little later in the Day
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#5 I was so mad I cut this guys Wings off but he just got a little too close :cry:
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THat last one is nice even with the clipped wings. Dont you hate it when that happens ,especially when you see where a camera adjustment would have gotten all of it . Ive done that many times with horses and other things.
 
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I was just getting over Osprey envy, now I have all over again :)
Gotta find some again (well never really stopped :lol:)

Nice series you lucky ........... you :)
 
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Good Stuff Mike,

Glad you are enjoying your vacation.

Look foward to more images.....
 
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biggstr6 said:
THat last one is nice even with the clipped wings. Dont you hate it when that happens ,especially when you see where a camera adjustment would have gotten all of it . Ive done that many times with horses and other things.
Yes it was as close as an Opsrey has ever gotten I am so bummed I cut off the wing
 
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bfjr said:
I was just getting over Osprey envy, now I have all over again :)
Gotta find some again (well never really stopped :lol:)

Nice series you lucky ........... you :)
SOrry about that I will try to hold back in the future.
 
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Backdoctor said:
super shots Mike, guess I'm gonna have to hit Bear Point tomorrow morning to keep up with the big dogs here....
Oh Opsrey King I am sure with that portable blind of yours you will get some great shots
 
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Hey Mike,

I love these shots, they're all great. Hey, did you ever practice keeping your left hand on the *zoom* ring of the 200-400, then when it comes in too close, you simply zoom out? :wink: Reason for saying this, is I notice that clipped wing shot was taken a 400mm! :shock:
 
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Neat shots Mike. So are you still glad that you got the 200-400 instead of the 300VR, or have you even had the chance to shoot enough with it yet?
 
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Re: Hey Mike,

Steve S said:
I love these shots, they're all great. Hey, did you ever practice keeping your left hand on the *zoom* ring of the 200-400, then when it comes in too close, you simply zoom out? :wink: Reason for saying this, is I notice that clipped wing shot was taken a 400mm! :shock:
Steve
You are absoultly right I choked under the pressure, I ususlaly haold my hand out at the base of the sun shield to help with my panning
 
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Flew said:
Neat shots Mike. So are you still glad that you got the 200-400 instead of the 300VR, or have you even had the chance to shoot enough with it yet?
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I really liek this lens I liek the versatility of the zoom and the extra reach it affords I sure do miss the extra stop of light but I figure bump up the ISO and expose right and the fstops are equal. I dont think I will regret gettign this lens it will cover a wide range of uses for me.
 
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Great osprey flight shots, Mike. I especially like the lighting on the first two. Looks like you've found a neat spot to shoot from.
 
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Great shots, they are so sharp I feel like I was watching them fly myself.

I took some Osprey shots last weekend...too crummy to post up that's for sure!

My favorites are 2 and 3!
 

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