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Old Jul 21, 2013, 2:17 AM   #1
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Default some osprey shots from this evening

went back to see if any osprey were still using a nesting pole i'd found 5 or 6 years ago, and was pleased to find out they were. i parked about 40 yards from the pole, rolled down the window, and waited. one adult - presumably the female - was perched on the nest, squawking up a storm, and i could see juveniles moving around. finally, after about an hour (patience is a prerequisite for wildlife photography!), the other adult arrived, bearing dinner... what appeared to be the back half of a small flounder. i suspect he ate the rest before returning to the nest. he dropped off the fish, hung around for a couple of minutes to catch his breath, then was off again to fetch more munchies... 7D, 100-400 @ 400mm, various settings...


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Old Jul 21, 2013, 6:00 AM   #2
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Very nice captures. Thanks Rocky.
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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Your patience paid off and were rewarded with this great sequence! Extremely nice!
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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Great shots. I know of a few nests around here (though one I believe was removed over the winter) but haven't had the time to sit and shoot the way you did.

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