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High Wire Act

High Wire Act
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Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-07 17:39
Viewed: 1590
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An adult osprey flies over it's nest on top of a hydro-electric tower. These are not an uncommon sight in Eastern Canada and have been the cause behind many unplanned power outages in recent years and give power company officials fits - as there is no (economical) way to defend against this species making a 'home in the wires'. A high wire act indeed.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-07 19:18]

Hello Derek,
A great educational shot showing one of the problems associated with these large nesting birds. We have the same things happening here in the southern parts of Ohio. I have been told that the power companies try to keep a grip on these unwelcomed nesters by tearing them down, but sometimes they just rebuild anyways.
Many of our state parks construct wooden nesting towers and they seem to help alleviate the problem.

this is the fate of many birds living around urban area. When urban area is planned there is sure need for many trees somewhere for these beautiful creatures. sad to see this. in other way it is interesting to see how these birds adapt with urban life.

Ciao Derek, very high tension nest, great capture of lovely in-flight bird, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Derek,
Nice to see your pictures....Remarkable photo and comments. This interesting capture and it is a major cause for the death of big birds in general....The contrast against the blue background is very nice.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-08 11:54]

Hello Derek,
A very special shot..amazing to see the place chosen by these birds for their nest.
A high wire act, indeed! Well taken shot, very impressive.
Kind regards

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