I photographed this Osprey years ago at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. I was going through & cleaning up old hard drives and found images from this trip. We liked to watch & photograph the Ospreys flying to and from the Osprey Platforms along the Drive. This image was from one of our early trips there in July 2006. Back then I was using a 400mm Canon DO lens on a Canon 1D mkII that shot with a 8 megapixel sensor for a 24 meg file at ~8 fps . In today’s world that seems low-res and slow! But it did a pretty good job back then. But you could open the files quite a bit bigger and hold fine detail if you used Adobe Camera Raw and set the parameters for larger prints or severe cropping. Image taken @ f/10, 1/1000 sec, ISO 320.
Even with these presets it is an excellent capture, Reed. It’s beautiful how he spreads his wings and holds his legs and toes. It’s a beautiful bird.
Thanks so much Greta! They are one of my favorite birds to photograph!
Love the pose and the light coming through his tail. Great capture, Reed.
Thanks Jane! They are fun photo subjects!
Great shot !! My compliments 🙂
Thanks so much! They are fun to watch & photograph!
The Osprey’s open beak in anticipation of what’s to come makes this great shot even better!
Thanks So much! Ospreys are some of my favorite birds to photograph! Did not think of that anticipation idea!
Fabulous, Reed! You know I love this, look at that beauty!! 😊
Thanks Donna! They are beautiful birds to photograph! One of my favorite photo subjects! Thanks again!
Wonderful light and detail!
Thanks so much Belinda! They are one of my favorite birds to photograph!
Great shot of the wingspread and those curled primaries.
Thanks Steve! They are one of my favorite birds to photograph! But there again I think I have too many favorite subjects! Thanks again!