taming of the (lens) beast, part 2, IMAGE HEAVY

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Had a pretty good day at Occoquan NWR yesterday. There was a lot of action provided by the osprey; they are still settling in and and sprucing up their nests for the season although there is at least one pair already sitting on eggs.

Tree Swallows:
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D300, 500 vr, tripod/wimberley
If anyone wants to give me a Capture NX2 or PS Elements tip on how to make the upper bird a bit lighter without changing the exposure on the lower bird I'm all ears.

Red-shouldered Hawk:
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D300, 500 vr, 1.4 tc, tripod/wimberley
Showing its red shoulders quite nicely.

Osprey with its catch o' the morning:
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D300, 500 vr, 1.4 tc, tripod/wimberley

Osprey with very small amount of nesting material:
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D300, 500 vr, hand-held!

Osprey with very large amount of nesting material (seaweed):
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D700, 500 vr, 1.4 tc, tripod/wimberley
I was not sure the bird was going to make it high enough in the air to get into its nest with this heavy load!

--Sarah
 
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Great shots, Sarah.
You could probably try dodging the shadows by increments until you are satisfied for that Tree Swallow on the first pic.
 

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