I waited two hours

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Hi you'll,

I went over to the Viera Wetlands yesterday and found this osprey. I hung out with him for two hours and my waiting was rewarded when he hit the water

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he then finished his meal in a nearby tree


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Nice series Harry. You were rewarded well for your persistence. ;-)

Patience is definitely needed when shooting birds of any kind, but especially raptors. They seem to come and go on their own schedule, not ours. :roll:
 
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Wow, you got some terrific shots for sure. I can relate to your waiting. I watched an osprey for over 3 hours the other day. All I can say is when the action starts it makes the wait well worth it.
 
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Jees, he could've at least caught a bigger fish for you! ;)

Very nice shots Harry! Worth your wait for sure! What's that blue tint on his lower beak in the 2nd & 3rd shots?
 
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Sweet captures, Harry. I would have to say that patience was well worth it. Love the colors of the bird...great composition.
 
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dmwphoto said:
Nice Harry. Patience is the key to these kinds of shots. Very well done!
Thanks David. I'm slowly finding out that sometimes you just have to wait for the moment instead of running around looking for it.
 
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Flew said:
Nice series Harry. You were rewarded well for your persistence. ;-)

Patience is definitely needed when shooting birds of any kind, but especially raptors. They seem to come and go on their own schedule, not ours. :roll:
Hi Frank,

Thanks. I've found that the birds do have their own schedule. They will usually do their coolest stuff when you are looking away or have just given up and have stashed your equipment in the car. Birds are evil. :cry:
 
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james thiel said:
Wow, you got some terrific shots for sure. I can relate to your waiting. I watched an osprey for over 3 hours the other day. All I can say is when the action starts it makes the wait well worth it.
You are so right James. You got to be patient.
 
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