I waited two hours

Discussion in 'Birds' started by HarryB, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    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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  2. Nice Harry. Patience is the key to these kinds of shots. Very well done!
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    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:
     
  4. Quite the catch (for both of you :D :D )!!
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Harry

    Great series.

    Your patience certainly paid off.

    Russ
     
  7. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    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?
     
  8. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Sweet captures, Harry. I would have to say that patience was well worth it. Love the colors of the bird...great composition.
     
  9. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks David. I'm slowly finding out that sometimes you just have to wait for the moment instead of running around looking for it.
     
  10. Nice ones, Harry. Hey, I must have missed when you got the 500mm! I can tell you're having fun with it. Thanks for posting.
     
  11. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    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:
     
  12. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Frits, The osprey ate better but i think I was the happiest. :D
     
  13. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    You are so right James. You got to be patient.
     
  14. Terrific catches Harry. Congratulations for your patience. We must get ahold with Gale someday in the first 2 weeks of August to go shooting together.
     
  15. Nice shots i think you can also reward yourself for the wait with a nice fish as dinner.
     
  16. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Worth the wait Harry, worth the wait !!
    Great Job
     
  17. Great shots, your patience has been rewarded. Longest I've waited for a shot is 14 months!! LOL
     
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