Osprey from May 22

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Nick (Gluwater) and I headed out to the Osprey roost at 6am this morning, we had a great outing. Here's one that I thought I'd share. Taken with a D2H, 300mm VR and 1.4x TC (handheld).

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Thanks Louie, I have to agree, the 300mm VR is amazing. No loss of performance with the TC added either. Thanks for taking a peek and commenting.
 
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Thanks Gary...oh yeah, these Osprey are a wonderful find. I sure don't plan to make their lives miserable, my only desire is to capture their beauty. A thirty minute visit now and then shouldn't be too intrusive.:wink:
 
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Thanks Gary...oh yeah, these Osprey are a wonderful find. I sure don't plan to make their lives miserable, my only desire is to capture their beauty. A thirty minute visit now and then shouldn't be too intrusive.:wink:
Actually I have found they tolerate quite a bit in fact many are located in busy areas in stadium lights
 
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WOW, Frank! Thanks for alerting me to this beauty! They've spotted ospreys at Hagerman too, but so far, I haven't seen one. That's a nice lens you have too - I didn't know there was a VR version of the 300! Keep em comin!
 
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Sweet shot Frank. Boy...you are brave. Getting up that early and then shooting with wild man Nick. *-) I may visit Illinoizzzz this summer. Might have to look you Illini photogs up. Have family there still. I wasn't able to convince them to move to Paradise. :)
 
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WOW, Frank! Thanks for alerting me to this beauty! They've spotted ospreys at Hagerman too, but so far, I haven't seen one. That's a nice lens you have too - I didn't know there was a VR version of the 300! Keep em comin!
Thanks Dianne, yep, Nikon is offering VR on their newest 300mm lens. I haven't used the VR option much, since 99% of my shooting is at a shutter speed well about 1/400th second.

Sweet shot Frank. Boy...you are brave. Getting up that early and then shooting with wild man Nick. *-) I may visit Illinoizzzz this summer. Might have to look you Illini photogs up. Have family there still. I wasn't able to convince them to move to Paradise. :)
Nick is an outstanding birder and we enjoy shooting with one another. I am amazed that he was functioning as well as he was on only one hour sleep. Let us know when you are visiting Illinois so we can put out the welcome mat.
 
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Thanks Andy, yep...I really enjoy photographing birds. There are so many prolific birders on the Cafe, it is difficult to not give it a try. I sure wish I had a couple of hundred more milimeters!!!
 
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Taken with a D2H, 300mm VR and 1.4x TC (handheld).
Amazing shot, Frank, and the quote left above amazes me. Now that I have my 120-300, I can not imagine even trying to get a decent shot handheld, so that makes your image that much more impressive!
 

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