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#1 canon eos

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:28 AM

Today when I went to the nearby Osprey nest I noticed that there was only one Osprey rather than up to the family of four. Two Osprey were hatched earlier this year, and in recent days the young were doing 'simulated takeoffs', but remaining at the nest.

One of the juveniles had made it over to a nearby dead tree and I was able to get in close..................

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Behind us was the ever-watchful mother Osprey in a tree she often rests at..................

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The juvenile was quite wary of taking-off..................

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Made it down to another tree stump............

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And then back to the nest (left) to join his sibling.

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I'll be watching to see how soon they fly 'south', as everything is very early this year.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:58 AM

Fantastic photos! Were these all taken with your namesake?

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:56 AM

gorgeous birds.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:27 AM

Thanks.
These were all taken today (7/28/12) with my Canon T2i and 400L lens, hand-held.

(okay, I do have 30+ years of experience in photography, and I like to think that helps somewhat!) :)

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:43 AM

You've got some really nice shots here, canon eos! Very crisp and detailed. I like the close in ones especially.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

You've got some really nice shots here, canon eos! Very crisp and detailed. I like the close in ones especially.


Thank you.
I suspect that the juvenile does not have the 'smarts' of its parents as yet, so allowed me to get closer. That and the fact that flying isn't exactly intuitive as yet!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:48 PM

Great photos!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:26 PM

Fantastic!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:59 AM

Beautiful shots!
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

Thanks.
These were all taken today (7/28/12) with my Canon T2i and 400L lens, hand-held.

(okay, I do have 30+ years of experience in photography, and I like to think that helps somewhat!) :)


NEVER say that. It's always most impressive when you say 'It was my first time out with my camera' :D

But yeah, those are spectacular shots. Such beautiful birds. So looking forward to getting that SLR soon, though I know it'll take me a LOOOOONG time to get those types of shots.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:41 PM

Thank you.
I mention that because some folks think that by 'just' buying a certain camera or lens it will magically allow them to get excellent photos.
If I buy the brushes, oils and canvas that some artists use............
or if I buy a Ferrari...........
I'll look like a fool if I try to achieve what some seasoned and gifted folks can do with those 'tools'.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:09 PM

Thank you.
I mention that because some folks think that by 'just' buying a certain camera or lens it will magically allow them to get excellent photos.
If I buy the brushes, oils and canvas that some artists use............
or if I buy a Ferrari...........
I'll look like a fool if I try to achieve what some seasoned and gifted folks can do with those 'tools'.


Yup, exactly! Takes time learning how to use the tools, lots of practice, and even more important.... lot's of patience! I view photography as a life long learning process. Can only get better the more you're at it.

Starting a NEW gallery of my better bird shots. Not happy with Flickrs over-busy re-design.

http://www.ipernity....e/293739?rev=31

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