Ty and the Osprey

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I did a bit of birding this morning with Ty in west suburban Lemont, IL. This was my third visit, but Ty's first. Ty lives in the city, so he had a bit of a drive to the forest preserve. We arrived and readied our gear for our Osprey adventure. We had to hike in about 3/4 mile, but it was a beautiful morning with "sweet light" for shooting birds. We approached the roost, settled in and each of us shot over 400 images. Here's just one from this morning....shot with a D2H, 300mm f/2.8 and 1.4x tele....handheld.

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Frank, the one shot is truly a great one. Well done. I sure wish we had those blue skies here. Bill Dewey and I were all set to go shoot our osprey nest this morning but we woke up to dark skies and cold weather. So instead I get to look at your great shot and see what we missed. Thanks for rubbing it in!!!!
 
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Great Detail and Color and the full wing spread shows just how majestic they are. Very Nice Frank, Be careful it is habit forming. LOL:biggrin::wink:
 
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Thanks so much everyone, I appreciate your kind comments and support more than you could even know. I love shooting sports action, but I have really come to love birding just as much. If someone would have told me five years ago that I would be shooting images of birds, I would never have believed them. The wonderful bird and animal images that you all post within this forum has inspired me to get involved and I thoroughly enjoy the experience. Thanks to all for making the birds and animal forum the first-class site that it is.
 
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Absolutely wonderful capture Frank. That set-up is about as good as it gets for flying birds. Still hard to fathom how you could get such a sharp shot hand held though. I have trouble getting images this sharp from a tripod. :smile:
 
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I did a bit of birding this morning with Ty in west suburban Lemont, IL. This was my third visit, but Ty's first. Ty lives in the city, so he had a bit of a drive to the forest preserve. We arrived and readied our gear for our Osprey adventure. We had to hike in about 3/4 mile, but it was a beautiful morning with "sweet light" for shooting birds. We approached the roost, settled in and each of us shot over 400 images. Here's just one from this morning....shot with a D2H, 300mm f/2.8 and 1.4x tele....handheld.

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sweet Frank (but where's the ball)
 
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Absolutely wonderful capture Frank. That set-up is about as good as it gets for flying birds. Still hard to fathom how you could get such a sharp shot hand held though. I have trouble getting images this sharp from a tripod. :smile:
Thank you Frank...actually, I had the set up on a monopod, but have to lift it all up when these birds go flying by. Ty also mentioned that his arms were a bit tired from doing the same.
 

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