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Tim Kuhn
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Last year we had a pair of Osprey nesting nearby on a railroad trestle power pole. The pole was incredibly tall, it held wires crossing a ship canal so it had to be quite tall so tall sailing ships could pass. Well they re-routed the wires after nesting season and took down the pole. They then put up a new pole, mercifully shorter with a nesting platform on top. The Osprey are back and building a nest on it this season. I first saw them on Friday so Saturday morning I set up in hopes of some nest building action. I didn't get that but what I did get made the waiting worthwhile. The female was on the feeding perch above the nest when I got there and the male was on the bridge a quarter mile or so away. She called and called and finally he flew over. I was hoping for some landing shots but he chose not to land on the nest but landed directly on her! Sometimes you just get lucky. I shot a whole burst and then waited as the buffer emptied and slowly got the rest. UDMA 600x card are worth every penny!!

The rest are Kingfishers from 2 different days

Tim






1 the best pose of the burst

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/2000s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







2 I'm done, I'm outa here!!

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/2000s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







3 this guy caught me by surprise flying by

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens    800mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







4 fish flipper

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens    800mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 18, 2012 at 03:25 PM
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5 if only for a better perch!!

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens    800mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







6 if only for a better perch!!

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens    800mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 18, 2012 at 03:25 PM
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Super shot of the mating Tim. And the KF are outrageous...no small fete to get these IF shots...well done.
Eric



Apr 18, 2012 at 03:28 PM
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Good to hear Tim. The pair here at Sand Point are back also. The nesting platform looks the same as the one here.... although maybe you can get closer here. I watched the pair here for months last year and have some ideas about how to get some fishing action shots, ... but need to get on the water... want to go yaking one of these days?


Apr 18, 2012 at 03:35 PM
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I like them all Tim. Very nice set.

Vince



Apr 18, 2012 at 03:43 PM
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Great shots and right place, right time to catch the mating.

Bill



Apr 18, 2012 at 03:56 PM
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Bruce



Apr 18, 2012 at 04:06 PM
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Super amazing shots, #4 is just plain out of this world excellent shot, perfect timing


Apr 18, 2012 at 04:08 PM
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very cool Tim.


Apr 18, 2012 at 06:03 PM
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Excellent shots Tim, all of them, well done indeed.
David



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


Very nice set, Tim

Per



Apr 18, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


Tim,

Where is the NSFW warning ?:P

The Kingfisher is super awesome



Apr 18, 2012 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


You managed another very nice set.

Wacky roger



Apr 18, 2012 at 08:15 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


Very nice shots Tim. Thanks for sharing.
Vishnu



Apr 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


Bravo Tim !!! Marvelous series of both the osprey and the KF. No way to pick a favorite , absolutely no way !

Birdie



Apr 18, 2012 at 08:41 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


Agree with Birdie, no way to pick a favorite.
If I get caught by a fast bird I'm lucky to follow him with my own eyes.
You nailed him with your 800! Very impressive, Tim.
Chris


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Apr 18, 2012 at 08:56 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


Nice ones Tim, the KF flip is cool


Apr 18, 2012 at 09:01 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


Nice set Tim, 4 and 6 are my picks

Morris



Apr 18, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


I'm surprised no one has said that you both got lucky. This is a great set. How the H#ll anyone get a shot if a KF IF - I don't know. Great job ~ Ron


Apr 18, 2012 at 09:32 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Osprey Mating, KF's (6)


Tim, another terrific, while perch challenged , set. Nice work tracking that little rocket flying just above the water, with the 800mm, no less.

Jim



Apr 18, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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