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Discussion in 'Birds' started by Louis Champan, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. I visited our local Osprey nest on a very dull cloudy Saturday morning. It was all I could do to pull off some shots at ISO400. The eggs have hatched, got a quick peek at one of the chicks but that was it. The parents were busy fussing with the nest and feeding each other at the nest.

    Here's a few of the shots I got while watching them for about an hour before the rain came in.

    Taken with D2X, 500mm TC1.4 & ISO400.

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 400

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/6.3    1/750s    ISO 400

    Got this one carrying a stick back to the nest.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/6.3    1/1500s    ISO 400

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 400

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/800s    ISO 400

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/750s    ISO 400

  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiul Louie
    Good work as usual :>))))))
  3. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Incredibly beautifiul shots Louie.
  4. Louis

    Thanks for posting these pics. :cool: 

    I like the 'slightly dark' sky effect. Generates a more dramatic backdrop (than a blue sky), IMHO.

  5. Boy you nailed them Louie

    Every one is a winner in my book
  6. JohnK


    Aug 6, 2006
    Pacific NW
    Another great series Louie, our gray skies didn't hurt those a bit.
  7. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Another outstanding set Louis! All of these are very very good with #1 being my slight favorite.
  8. Thanks Gale. I just had to get out even if the weather was lousy.

  9. Thanks Jimmy, I appreciate the kind words.

  10. Thanks John and I appreciate you commenting.

  11. Where's the "chick" pictures?
  12. OOH so nice and clean for ISO400!!! Great series Louie!
  13. Beautiful Louie! Exposure is perfect.

  14. Nice series Louie. Glad to hear the chicks have hatched and looking forward to seeing more pics. Don't you hate when the osprey are active and the lighting and weather are crummy.
  15. Thanks Gary. With the weather being what is was I was fortunate to have had these shots turn out as they did.

  16. Well thanks John, but I'm sure getting tired of overcast. It's suppose to be Spring.....at least somewhere.

  17. :910:Well done!!!:910:. It does not get any better than that, my friend.

  18. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Excellent shots, very sharp.
  19. The only chick I saw poked its head once and that was it. More to follow though, I'm sure.

  20. Thanks Andy, I appreciate your comments.

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