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Osprey In Flight

Osprey In Flight
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 75-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the World, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II), Birds in Flight 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-30 22:41
Viewed: 4341
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I went down to the Osprey nest to take some shots. The male flew around on & off the nest several times but the female never left the nest. I assume she has eggs by now since they returned about a month ago to nest. Just a block away is another nest I just discovered built on a railway bridge. The birds by that nest though are much more shy than this pair nesting on top of a nesting platform.

Scientific name: Pandion haliaetus
Size: 21-24 1/2 in. long; wingspread 54-72 in
One of the most widely distributed birds in the world.
They do not breed until they are 3 years old.
Weight Males 2 lbs. 10 oz. to 3 lbs. 8 1/2 oz.;
Weight Females 2 lbs. 12 oz. to 4 lbs. 3 3/4 oz.
Flight Speed: 20 - 80 m.p.h.

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To LCannon: I had to stop using the filter. For somej_wyatt 1 05-02 01:24
To Wahclellaspirit: Thanks Steve, just been so busyj_wyatt 1 04-30 23:29
To Alan_Kolnik: Thanks, sometimes you just get luckyj_wyatt 1 04-30 23:08
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Excellent crisp view of one of these great flyers, well silouhetted against the blue sky. I like the detail in the beak, eye and claws that is so clearly visible.

Hello Julie,
You finally came back and posted an exceptional image, I knew it would have to be of an Osprey. Excellent shutter speed choice and framing, the eye and beak and talons are as sharp as they must be in an image of wildlife...
Excellent Image,

Superb sharp image. A classic shot, but well composed and executed exposure. Well done.

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-05-01 2:13]

bellissima foto julie è molto difficile fotografare un falco in volo complimenti,

Nice action shot. Very sharp. You got the dark details very well.

Hi Julie, Perfct details, BG, POV, DOF, excellent details, TFS Kyle

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-05-01 13:38]

fantastic shot !
Superb detals and sharp
TFS Libor

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-01 19:24]

Bonjour Julie!

Félicitations pour cette belle capture. L'éclairage est parfait et fait bien ressortir les détails du plumage.

Merci pour l'envoie!


There are also a pair that nest just south of Ash's lake on the other side of the railroad tracks on a marker platform for river navigation, they like to hang out at the little lake by the Bridge of the Gods too, and I've seen them several times and thought of you.
This image is your best yet I think, it looks like you've figured out the camera settings, I knew you would. Very nice clear sharp photo of this lovely bird.

Hi Julie,

Excellent shot, details, sharp and blue sky.
Good job!

TFS :-)

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