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Osprey in action building a nest

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Louis Champan, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. yifeng


    Jan 23, 2007
    Wow! These are so great! Wonderful action shots and tack sharp! Did you mention you used 300F4 on your last post?
  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Wonderful set Louie. Don't you just love shooting these guys (and gals)? :smile:
  3. I have to tell you Frank, it's probably as enjoyable as anything I've shot. I feel very fortunate that we have this nest so close, such that we really can get to watch all of the activity, which by itself is astonishing, but to be able to capture some of the action is a real treat. I really do love shooting Ospreys.

    Thanks for taking a look.

  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    I know just how you feel. On our vacation last June, Janie and I went down to the Osprey nest near the lighthouse on Sanibel where a trio of fledglings were just starting to fly. I must have taken 2,500 shots during that week, just of these birds. One of them tried to land on a power line and missed, badly scraping one leg. I got shots later on showing the abrasion on the side of its leg (not really that serious fortunately).

    Andreas and I, and the rest of the MI4 west coast bunch shot thousands of images at the same nest in Feb. The light wasn't good, but the Osprey behavior certainly didn't disappoint. Shooting this species can truly get addictive, but in a very good way. :smile:
  5. Wow! These are spectacular! How neat to be able to observe and document their nest-building activities! It will be fun to see their offspring in due course of time.... :smile:

    What lens? 500mm would be my guess....
  6. Another wonderful set of osprey pics, Louie. Nice job.
  7. Thanks Yi. Yes, a 300/4 for most of the flight shots, but I also used my D2X and a 500mm.

  8. Thanks Raymond.

  9. Louie, your images are simply amazing. The detail and colors are spot on. Looks like you nailed the exposure as well. It was a great day.
  10. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    lol number 3 looks like a wind surfer...lol

    All wonderful images
  11. Thanks Connie. I sure look forward to documenting the arrival of chicks and that entire process. Yes, your guess is correct for most of these shots.

  12. Hey Mike, thanks for commenting. We have to enjoy these Osprey the first this season so far.

  13. Thanks Jim for your comments I appreciate them. I'm sure you guys will take plenty of great shots over this weekend. I'm headed to the ocean this afternoon for the weekend.
    Good luck at the nest.

  14. Thank you Gale.

  15. snugelbune


    Mar 15, 2006
    NYC suburbs
    Now I feel like I'm repeating myself, but what else can I say but, Wow! I like them all but like the first one for the perspective and the last one because it just looks really great. Thanks for posting them.
  16. Great Louie.

    That bird should start charging for all the shots you guys are getting.
  17. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Wonderful shots Louie.
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