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Sexy Chicks

Discussion in 'Birds' started by BirdManPhotographer, Apr 18, 2007.

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    Well....I think so , anyway. Quicky from early this A.M. Pretty poor light..but at least the chicks cooperated.


    Don't know if I'll ever get all the osprey shots processed from this season. I have an addiction. LOL. Hope to find some time to process and post some pics. It's been crazy around here of late with the snowbirds flying down to nest here at my place. Think they are all gone 'til next winter? Heck..I still have thousands of MI4 shots still to process. Anyone want to help? :biggrin:

    Thanks for looking.
  2. Send me all the baby osprey shots you want and I'll edit them for you!! :biggrin: That's a terrific shot! You sure are getting the ol' "hairy eyeball" from the little ones!
  3. Great image!!! Unusual to be able to shoot down into the nest. . they are certainly cute!
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    That is a beautiful picture.
    I finally saw the 2 babies at my corner. They are real young.
    Hope I can catch a cute pic something like yours.
  5. Mike, very well done a great shot of the mom and chicks.

  6. Thanks Sandi. I don't think they liked me jumping out of a hellicopter into the nest to get the shot. :wink:
  7. Very Nicely done and extra points for cute!!!
  8. Baxter


    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Fabulous shot. Top-notch.
  9. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Hey, nice to see a shot from you Mike!! :biggrin:

    An excellent one too. No doubt the best Osprey baby shot that I've seen. Was this from your boat? If so, I want a ride.

    I was just thinking of you and the other nice folks that we shot with on the west coast MI4 swing, and wondering how everyone is doing. You obviously haven't slowed down any. I'm itching to get back down there with my now repaired 400. :rolleyes: 
  10. cool shot Mike.. looks like a great angle on this nest., wow!

    I can't believe you are so far behind in your processing.. If I am more then 1 or 2 days behind, I can't sleep!!

    o well, good luck with all that bud, hope to see you again next winter.
  11. POTM!!! Seriously that is one awesome shot, BTW I want to go on the boat to!!!

  12. Thanks for taking the time to look and comment. It does look like I was up "there" to get that one. I know I was below the nest....despite standing on top of the chair in the "rocking" boat. (don't try that at home kids):biggrin:
  13. Those "little" guys certainly have leaned "the stare" from Mom & Dad! Great shot!
  14. Thanks Gale. I have one close nest that I've been unable to view the young (or adults ) when they are in the nest. The parents were quite the architects and built the nest like a bowl. It's about 6' deep and dug out in the center. The chicks sit there and are not visible. Too bad because that nest is easy to get to and yoiu can always position yoiurself in a good lighting situation.
  15. Dave


    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    Excellent shots Mike! I'm sure you can find plenty of takers here to help you process. I'd offer my service, but not sure I'm qualified enough to be of any help. :biggrin:
  16. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I think my crafty Ospreys have done about the same.
    I can hardly see the babies yet. So far barely I saw 2. They are alot younger than yours. But I will keep trying.
  17. LOL .

    There is a hierarchy based on laziness. We have the birds that build huge amazing nests. Then the "average Joe" nest, that's pretty large, but inferior to the "show off" birds. Then we have the lazy arse hillybilly birds that have these thin lowly nests that are just a foot deep or so. You can see everything that goes on in their nests...including the couch on the front porch and the bedroom activity. Put up some curtains , please. :eek:  :wink:
  18. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Excellent capture Mike.
  19. Mike these are just more great images you have here. It is amazing to see our much ahead of our ospreys yours are. As I recall from last year they were only about 3 weeks ahead, but ours are still in the nest building phase. It will be some time before we see any chicks. Great job as always.
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