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Old Apr 25, 2011, 8:43 PM   #1
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A couple of images of Osprey taken at Tigertail Wildlife Refuge:



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Great pix Zig

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Zig,

Both nice but that first one is WOW.

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Thanks Phil, JJ,

I had a lot of fun during the month of March photographing a nesting pair of Osprey at the Tigertail Wildlife Refuge in Marco Island Florida. The nest was located on top of a telephone pole -but only about 20ft above ground. The Osprey were apparently fairly used to humans and went about their business despite a large number of photographers that regularly visited the site.

I happened to catch the first image as the female Osprey was head back to the nest with breakfast. She same in so low that she surprised me and I wasn't able to react quickly enough to shorten the focal length of the 50-200mm lens.
So, I missed a golden opportunity to have a really great image complete with both wings in the frame .

But I'll take it.

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Thanks Phil, JJ,

I had a lot of fun during the month of March photographing a nesting pair of Osprey at the Tigertail Wildlife Refuge in Marco Island Florida. The nest was located on top of a telephone pole -but only about 20ft above ground. The Osprey were apparently fairly used to humans and went about their business despite a large number of photographers that regularly visited the site.

I happened to catch the first image as the female Osprey was head back to the nest with breakfast. She same in so low that she surprised me and I wasn't able to react quickly enough to shorten the focal length of the 50-200mm lens.
So, I missed a golden opportunity to have a really great image complete with both wings in the frame .

But I'll take it.

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Zig,

Wing clip or not it's still a great image.

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