Originally Posted by mtnman
Great series. I'm especially taken with the osprey shots.
The Ospreys were quite high and with 840mm at the end of the camera was difficult to find and focus.
I quickly learned that I had to zoom out to 80mm, acquire and lock focus on the bird and then zoom in and shoot quickly before I lost him. Once I took a shot and the mirror cycled I then had lost the bird and had to start over going back to 80mm and re- zooming to 840mm.
My camera was on a homemade "bush hawk" type device that made it easier to hold steady and pan with the bird.
I tried to follow one in a dive but could only record the splash after the bird had entered the water. These eagles are amazing to watch.