Momma Sprey.... Osprey at the nest

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Hi,

A pair of Osprey have built a nest by the boat launch at Pitt Lake and Momma Sprey, as she is known by the local photogs is incubating eggs. The nest is in a very busy area and I am surprised they built the nest there. One can go out onto one of the docs and get within 20 -30 feed of the nest. The nest is at eye level so Georgie and I cant wait till the babies hatch.

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#1 Momma Osprey returning to the nest after chasing off a bald eagle.

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#2 a wing flair just before landing...

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#3 at the nest, shifting position trying to get comfortable.

All were shot wit The Nikon D850 and the 200-500 F5.6 lens.

C&C welcome.

Cheers,
alexis and Georgie Beagle

"I love laying on the doc watching the birds go by..." - Georgie Beagle
 

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Great set of images! #2 is has it all - great in flight position, excellent capture, and creamy OOF background!
 
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Fabulous images! Your name is spelled incorrectly in the first one. I mess up mine from time to time, too.


Ya, I have the same problem Georgie does, hitting the wrong key.... Oh well.... thanks for letting me know, I missed it.

Wow those are superb

Thanks Randy, I appreciate the kind words.

Terrific shooting!

Thanks Ted.

Great shots, wish I had a pair that close and tolerant around here.

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, we are very lucky to have the nest only 2 meters above the tide and a dock that gets you close too. We are about 35feet from the nest.

All great shots.. 2 and 3 are my favourites. Can't wait to see t he babies...

Thanks Bob, Yes the babies will be here soon (I hope...)

Cheers,
alexis and Georgie Beagle
 
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Great set of images! #2 is has it all - great in flight position, excellent capture, and creamy OOF background!

Thanks Karen, I appreciate your kind words. Yes the background is great, but nature gets credit for that. The blue-green background is a mountain across the river and is probable a mile or so back so even if you stop down it still looks great!

Nice set. Love the wing position and twist of the head in no.2. Crazy detail in the shot on the nest. Well done.

Thanks Dan, The bird is flying to the nest and so is lining up her landing so she has to look at the camera.

Cheers,
alexis and Georgie Beagle
 

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