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#1 canon eos

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:05 PM

It's been fun (and very interesting) to watch the two new Osprey at the Beaver pond where I do a lot of shooting. First, of course, they were poking around the nest/platform, and then they took flight and started exploring.

This one (you may not like!) is a Juvenile with a first fish catch........
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And an early flight.............
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And 'learning' to talk.............
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Any opthamologists out there? The vertical line in the eye is interesting!
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Edited by canon eos, 14 August 2012 - 01:42 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

I bet that was fun to photograph!

The eye thing is the nictitating membrane.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:09 PM

I bet that was fun to photograph!

The eye thing is the nictitating membrane.


Thanks, Meghann.
I looked up 'nicitating membrane'.........lots there!

Yes, the juveniles are much less 'sophisticated' than their parents.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

Wow, great shots!!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:24 AM

Nice shots, canon eos! I have to say that the clarity of your shots is tempting me big time to spring for the 400mm 5.6 prime. :)

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Nice shots, canon eos! I have to say that the clarity of your shots is tempting me big time to spring for the 400mm 5.6 prime. :)


The Canon 400L is a jewel of a lens. When I bought it about 18 months ago I didn't fully realize the position it has in the world of photography. I knew it was very good as far as quality and performance, as endless reviews and testimonies attribute that, but there is more to it.
It is quite* inexpensive, for a lens in its class, at about $1300. Whether Nikon or Sony or Tamron or Sigma (and so on), none have a lens like this which (1) is tack-sharp used wide-open, is (2) reasonably light enough to hand-hold, and (3) is at the near-$1000 price range.
No, $1300 is not inexpensive. But try to get a comparable lens and, well, you get the picture!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:32 PM

Oohhh how awesome are those lost 2 shots- amazing!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:04 PM

Very nice shots and the close-ups look wonderful.
My long lens is at canon getting a few repairs, I'm reallt starting to have withdrawals.

Thanks for sharing
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:30 AM

Thanks for the input. The last image is a closer crop of the third photo.
All images taken with Canon T2i, 400L lens

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:11 AM

Gorgeous shots, as usual! I do have to disagree about the first photo. I'm pretty sure that's an adult. (No white on the wings and the light eyes)

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

Gorgeous shots, as usual! I do have to disagree about the first photo. I'm pretty sure that's an adult. (No white on the wings and the light eyes)

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Oh, thanks.
I appreciate the input (and I am learning........LOL).

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:30 PM

I really was unsure about pointing it out, since none of the other (and much more knowledgeable) forum members said anything. I can only imagine that they were in awe of your photos and didn't even notice it was momma osprey there :)




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