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Osprey Love

Osprey Love
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Copyright: Lesley Mattuchio (Lesley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-20 15:00
Viewed: 4680
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had the unexpected pleasure of witnessing the coupling of this pair of Ospreys yesterday afternoon. I staked out a place on the ground near, but not too near, and sat watching and photographing the Ospreys for 2 hours. The female, who can be identified by the necklace she wears, would fly to the nest where the male was most likely sitting on an egg. Then she would fly off again and perch in a distant tree. Several times when she flew to the nest , the male would display his wares for her, like in your face display, and then fly above her and lower himself onto her back. She would then fly off again when the deed was done only to return a few minutes later. The male never left the nest the 2 hours I was there. Soon we should have the next generation of the once almost extinct Ospreys real soon.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-20 15:40]

What a special opportunity you had, Lesley. Thanks for sharing it with us. It is wonderful to be able to witness this considering the status of the osprey. Great shot with sharp details and excellent composition. : )

very good photo!!!!!!!!

A very nice capture on this pair of Ospreys. Nice color and detail in this capture. I really would have enjoyed watching that myself.

Great POV. Sharpness is excellent. The blue BG has enhanced this shot really well. Lucky to witness this private moment. Well done. Thanks

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-21 6:14]

Hi Lesley! Great capture. Good pose and great details. Nice & sharp. TFS!

Very nice shot of this pair of Ospreys.
Good sharpness, colours and exposure.
Very well done.

Congrats to you 100th post

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2005-11-22 9:48]

Exellent capture Lesley,
wonderful POV and compo, great exposure too,
TFS Cheers,

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