Osprey Doing Nothing

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I was having a slow morning when I ran across this osprey still on its overnight roost. So I decided to camp on it and try to get some BIF shots when it headed out to fish.

1) Well you're there so you might as well take the bird on a stick shot.
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2) Finally some movement but just shaking itself awake.
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3) After a few more minutes another false start. Just stretching.
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4) And then there was this time when he/she really faked me out.
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5) And finally, after half an hour of waiting the goofy bird flew behind the tree. Isn't bird photography exciting?
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But YOU were doing something! At least you were out of bed and in the field! LOL! I remember standing for HOURS waiting for eagles to do something in Haines!
 
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Nice set.
Thanks, Alex.
Wonderful set
Thanks, Phil.
I know that bird. Likes to sit still and stare at me for hours. Usually it flies off right after I start packing up.
Yeah he seems to get around. Or they all talk strategy.
But YOU were doing something! At least you were out of bed and in the field! LOL! I remember standing for HOURS waiting for eagles to do something in Haines!
Oh I did enjoy the morning. Besides the alternative was to be at the gym :( So true about Haines. That's why I don't go every year. Takes a couple of years to forget that it's boring 95 percent of the time. Also the memory of the town itself needs a bit of time to fade :rolleyes:
I know how you feel. It has happened to me.
I suppose it's happened to all of us. I figured the post would be quite relatable to any wildlife shooters.
Sometimes we have a luck.
Nice set 👍
Thanks, Bob. It certainly beats seeing nothing. All good.
 
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