Great stuff Gary. I've yet to capture a raptor in flight and yours make me want my own even more. I'll settle for viewing yours until my chance comes along. I never get tired of viewing your images.
Yup, great shots Gary. I'm going to have to drive over to Northern Alabama (just north of my old stomping grounds of Gardendale) and see if I can't find some great raptors like this. :biggrin:
keep them coming
Very nice, I see them every day but it has been totally rainy. But I did see the sun this afternoon. Your shots are great my fav was #1.
Nice shots Gary...love the low angle of the first one mate..
WOW, Thank you all I'm Flattered at the number of responses.I think #3 would have to be very close to what you want? They are all better than what I have of this bird which is Zero. I may be the only bird photographer alive that doesn't have an Osprey image.
Here you go MichelleI like them...more practice and you'll just make everyone jealous :biggrin: My parents moved to northern Alabama a few years ago, and I've wanted to get down there at different times of the year because I'm sure you have "better birds" than we have up here (save for the bald eagles in the winter...though you might have them too, then I'd really be jealous!). Now that I know you have Osprey there, I'm going to HAVE to book a trip!!
I really like the first and last shots, though all of them are good in my eyes.
Ray,I see you are using the Canon 20D and are shooting at 700mm. I assume that using a teleconverter; what focal length is the lens?
I have been holding this back for a while now, but you give me the perfect opening. :biggrin:
Gary and I met at the Guntersville dam (on the Tennessee river) last summer. He seemed like a nice guy (even if he did take a shot of me snoozing next to my cam / tripod ), and I told him about NikonCafe, and invited him to join. He seemed to doubt that a bunch of Nikon shooters would welcome a Canon user, but I told him that it wasn't even a minor concern - we like all photographers, and don't care what brand they shoot.
To make a long story short, Gary decided to join our merry band, and is now one of our most active members. He did an outstanding job at the Cafe get together last month, guiding everyone around, helping folks find great shots, and just generally serving as a great representative for the Tennessee Valley.
Just goes to show that nice folks fit in well with other nice folks, in spite of the fact that some shoot with white lenses. :smile:
Thanks Ray That was nice.I don't care what brand he is using; just wondering what the focal length of the lens was as I am unfamiliar with the Canon lineup... his photos speak for themselves :smile: