Went to have lunch with my Osprey

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bfjr, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Well they don't really share :smile: but they will let you watch!

    Telling his buddies the stupid photog guy is here
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    Looks like this guy will have a Crappie lunch :smile:
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    A dive but no fish, I thought they never miss
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    I guess Crappie was the Blue Plate Special today
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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Wow Ben!! These are some of the best Osprey shots that I ever seen. How in the world did you get so close?

    Outstanding. :smile:
     
  3. Callie

    Callie Guest

    Ben
    Beautiful, a bird we MAY see in selected areas here as a summer visitor, very nicely caught, even to the fish in his tallons.
    Regards
     
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  4. RNeal

    RNeal

    23
    Oct 15, 2005
    Tennessee
    Wow! How DID you get so close? Very nice.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent for sure.

    I see them MISS alot. Watch them flying over the river from work.
     
  6. That machine gun of yours sure produces beautiful shots!!! The feather details are really nice on these, Ben! Absolutely love the dive shot!! Been trying to get one of those for a while now. Congrats!!
     
  7. What a gorgeous lunch partner, better protect your food from here seriously what beautiful shots
     
  8. WOW, WOW, WOW, I agree with Frank, these are the best I have seen. How sweet it must be. When is the next lunch being served??? Great job Ben.
     
  9. Ben, as always, these shots are just marvelous
     
  10. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Well ah Frank how about this close
    :eek:

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    Honest a couple times they flew so close to me I felt the wind from there wings!! This place Jeff and I found is a river fed by the ocean, the fisherman there said they regulary catch yellow tail, striper etc. so hence good fishing for these boys.

    There were at least 6 to 8 constantly hunting (shot at least a gig) and they did not seem to care about my presence. Oddly enough the Egrets, Herons are also quite abundant but they are quite skittish, go figure :biggrin:

    The downside it's an ugly manmade river (big power lines everywhere too) :frown: so tight wide aperture shots are needed to hide the ugly stuff :frown:
     
  11. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Hi Callie
    thanks so much for your time and comments
    I'm still working on a decent fishing series of these Osprey so stay tuned
    :biggrin:
     
  12. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Hi Randy
    see my response to Frank above, but to add :

    the river is bounded on both sides by a bike bath, so humans are regular visitors that helps the raptors become at ease with our presence.

    Also when there hunting they don't seem that concerned with people ( I have found this true of many species). I think as smart as they seem there minds can really only zero in on one thing at a time, but that's just my feelings.
     
  13. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nice series, Ben! Looks like you've found the Osprey equivalent of Flew's GBH dam site! These really are great shots!
     
  14. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Eveing Gale thanks for commenting
    do you ever stop to shoot em ??
     
  15. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Thanks you Kevin
    I feel lucky and happy with these, hope to catch one diving and coming up with his catch !!
     
  16. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Hey Mike thanks for your time and comment
    Nah all I ever bring is some trail mix...... I worry more about the squirrels when it comes to protecting my food :biggrin:
     
  17. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    WOW three Wow's in one comment thanks so much, really glad you like makes want to go back and do it again and again. Think I will to, and soon!
    :smile:
     
  18. bfjr

    bfjr Guest


    Hi Don
    Yeah looks like, I hope I can capture em catching some big fish now !!
     
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