My Very First Osprey In-Flight Shot

Discussion in 'Birds' started by eng45ine, May 19, 2007.

  1. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    On a tip from another Illinois birder, my wife and I tracked down the roost to find this Osprey holding down the fort. As we approached, he/she took flight and insisted on checking us out. The sunlight was rather difficult, but this image came out alright. I only cropped about 10%. I shot with a D2H, Nikon 300mm f/2.8 and 1.4x TC.....handheld.

  2. Very nice Frank. Now you're a birder. :biggrin:
  3. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Phil, I have plenty of perfecting ahead of me, but it sure was fun to capture this guy.
  4. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Great shot Frank. Your getting good with the birds.
  5. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Beautiful Shot
  6. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Holy Smokes Frank! :eek: This is outstanding!
  7. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for the kind words everyone, I was thrilled to come home with this image and I plan to get out there again this week for a few more. I am inspired by the excellant images that I see here each and every day.
  8. sonuj2


    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    Great shot Frank! Where did you find this guy .... in and around our neighborhood or did you have to travel a fair bit of distance to see him?
  9. Looks Pretty good to me Frank
  10. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Shekhar...I found this guy at a forest preserve just east of Bell Road at 131st Street in Lemont. A short 25-minute drive from my home.
  11. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks's a start, right? :smile:

  12. It is a good shot any time Frank

    I hope you get many more and share a few.

    Way to Go!!!!!
  13. Oohohhhh I'm jealous! Beautiful shot Frank! now wait until you see what I got today!:rolleyes: :wink: :biggrin: :tongue: :biggrin:
  14. Tim O

    Tim O

    Jun 11, 2006
    Way to go Frank,that 300 2/8 is a great piece of glass will be watching for more.At just 25 min drive I am sure we will be seeing more of this fine creature thanks for sharing.:smile:
  15. Congrats on your first osprey flight shot. Very nice capture Frank.
  16. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks everyone, I plan to head back there real soon.
  17. Very well done indeed. Congrats on your first osprey BIF. I am sure there will be lots more to come.
  18. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Jim, I appreciate that you commented.:smile:
  19. Wow hand held...Great shot Frank! This osprey is a female, you can tell by the streaks on her chest.

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