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Old May 3, 2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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This is a huge nest, a good 7-8 ft across. Holds three immature and two adults this season.
Taken today late evening with clouds playing havoc with the lighting...
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#6 Just to show how big the nest is!

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Old May 3, 2009, 11:01 PM   #2
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Wow, that is one huge nest, fantastic looking birds and these are great shots.
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As always, great shots GW. I think I mentioned before that even though I spend a lot of time in canoes and kayaks, I consider myself very lucky if I see an osprey once or twice per year. You are most fortunate to be able to observe a nest any time.
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Old May 4, 2009, 7:19 AM   #4
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Awesome! Your patience and skill have reaped some great shots. Thanks for sharing!
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Old May 4, 2009, 8:43 AM   #5
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Very nice detail and very nice poses.Love the expressions on #2! I did not realize that the nest was home to more than a pair. What lens?
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Old May 4, 2009, 3:03 PM   #6
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Very nice detail and very nice poses.Love the expressions on #2! I did not realize that the nest was home to more than a pair. What lens?

Hey everyone,
Thanks so much for the great comments.

Jelpee, sorry, I should have clarified. This is only one adult pair, there are three juvenile's in the nest. At this point they are pretty much full grown. the only way to tell them from the adults is the plumage. In the first two shots the juvenile is on the right, in the rest of the shots they switched places. I haven't been able to get all three juveniles in one shot but the other day my wife did. I'll see if I can find a good one and post it for you.:-)

almost forgot... taken with the Sigma 70-200mm f:2.8 DX
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Great photos, they looked quite suspicious of you.

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Great photos, they looked quite suspicious of you.

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Hey Thanks Ed!
Might be because after I set up focus and all, I'd blow a little shrill whistle and they'd jerk there heads around and look at me very intently.
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GW,

Beautiful shots! You certainly had their undivided attention. I like your whistle trick to get them to look in your direction. They are beautifully exposed and sharp with nice eye clarity on the birds. I like the sky contrast with the birds in #4.

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Those are nice, we have an Osprey trying to nest hare, but a pair of Eagles keep chasing it away from the nest.

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