Some Osprey, gulls, pelicans, egrets, whatever...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Backdoctor, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. went out early today onto the island with the D2H, 300 f2.8, 1.4x,
    on the way found this guy.

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    I walked out to the pier at Bear Point and this gull passed:
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    there were little green herons everywhere, they must have had a
    large group of young that fledged. Caught this one at the right
    side of my viewfinder:
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    I went off the pier to go up the path some, then walking back I
    looked on the pier and this osprey was sitting on the light that I
    was earlier standing under. This is cropped over 70%:
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    On the way home I pulled over on A1A and was about 50-60ft away and
    shot this from the car:

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    I shot a bunch and when I got out of the car, he flew off. Seems
    the car is the perfect blind. I can shoot from it and be close, but
    step one foot out and bam, gone.
     
  2. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    As usual....WOW, Harris.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Pretty darn slick getting that Greeny in flight so perfect..Thats tough

    Excellent Osprey shots. Great pelican too. Good looking gull to.

    You had an extremely great shoot this morning. Good for you.
     
  4. Thanks Frank and Gale. Good thing I got out early, the rest of the day was overcast and rainy.

    Will post more soon.
     
  5. Great shots oh Osprey king, Love the greenie in flight that is on my list for next tip to FLA. Great series looks like a real productive morning i am jealous
     
  6. Well you know what I'm gonna say...

    COME ON DOWN!

    Come on down to sunny Florida, where big birds are plentiful, and I can usually find some :D (except the one time you all came down :( )

    We'll get some when you come down Mike, they live here year round, and in the fall there is migration as well.
     
  7. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nice shots, Harris! The Green in flight is a tough one to get that's on my list too! You really nailed these shots. Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. jaminphoto

    jaminphoto

    149
    Jul 7, 2005
    SF Bay area
    The osprey shots are awesome. I particularly like the one in flight and the potrait where he/she looking straight to the camera.

    --ricardo
     
  9. Harris, that 2nd to last osprey shot is one of the best I've seen! Look at his eyes! Wow!
     
  10. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Cool shots!

    Love the 2nd to last Osprey shot, and the way it's looking right at you. The 1st shot is cool 'cause it's got that great pine branches in it that add to the composition. Man, I gotta get me a map, so I can figure out where this Bear Island is in relationship to my house.
     
  11. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    You did have a wonderful day Harris. The greenie is my fav. A flight shot of these guys is one of the most difficult of all to get.

    Well shot. :wink:
     
  12. Nice series Harris, that second last shot is a killer!! Osprey king is right. LOL...........oh and luv the gull shot!!! Hope all is well and the weather has smartened up on the east coast for you, hope not a repeat of last year, sure I dont have to tell you that one!
     
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