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Old Apr 3, 2007, 9:23 AM   #1
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Osprey Eyes - A challenge for BIGMA

One of my customers asked for some new photos of Ospreys with their eyes being the thing you look at twice when you see the photo. I took my binoculars and went to the lake. After watching a couple of them for a while I realized their eyes are one of the things I like best about them. They seem to look right thru you. Find a place to hide while they are fishing and wait.

Now the fun begins. Get the BIGMA to focus on the eye area of the Osprey.

First days results

Right eye looking back



Looking right at the camera



Left eye looking away



A different Osprey from a little farther away and still see the eye



A different Osprey, It seems like the eye look this time is more mellow



On the nest and now I see a hard look



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Old Apr 3, 2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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Gee whiz, Roger, you make it seem like these birds are your pets, able to pose upon request. Yes, the eyes have it for sure. These are great. Thanks for sharing. Dan
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Gee whiz, Roger, you make it seem like these birds are your pets, able to pose upon request. Yes, the eyes have it for sure. These are great. Thanks for sharing. Dan
What a nice comment Dan. Thank you very much.

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Old Apr 3, 2007, 1:20 PM   #4
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yeah Roger, you are a regular Dr. Dolittle....great work as always. and as great as your shots are, they are no nicer than you. a real asset to the forum. donna
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yeah Roger, you are a regular Dr. Dolittle....great work as always. and as great as your shots are, they are no nicer than you. a real asset to the forum. donna
Roger Dolittle :-) what a nice thing to say thank you. Donna your comment really makes me feel good thanks so much.

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Old Apr 3, 2007, 9:10 PM   #6
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Lots of nice looking Ospreys to compliment their eyes. Great job Roger.

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Old Apr 4, 2007, 5:12 PM   #7
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great series, Roger... i do wonder how you manage to get all those ospreys to pose for you... do you hide near the water and make fish noises to attract them? :?:lol:seriously, you've nailed these guys... excellent work. the Bigma certainly seems up to the task, especially with you behind it. and i agree about the eyse... they do seem to look right through you. i can only be thankful that ospreys don't consider humans food! :O
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great series, Roger... i do wonder how you manage to get all those ospreys to pose for you... do you hide near the water and make fish noises to attract them? :?:lol:seriously, you've nailed these guys... excellent work. the Bigma certainly seems up to the task, especially with you behind it. and i agree about the eyse... they do seem to look right through you. i can only be thankful that ospreys don't consider humans food! :O
It is a good thing they like fish and so far at least not people. As far as getting them to pose it is a very old family secret but I will share it. "PATIENCE & stuborn" I just wait until I get what I want and if it doesn't happen OK now I have an excuse to go back.

Thanks for looking and for your comment.

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I seemed to have missed these the first time around. What beautiful shots, Roger. Just outstanding in every sense. As you are so found to saying.... You done goooood! Extra goood!

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I seemed to have missed these the first time around. What beautiful shots, Roger. Just outstanding in every sense. As you are so found to saying.... You done goooood! Extra goood!

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Steve what a super nice comment thanks a bunch.

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