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All: D200 + 80-400 VR + 1.4x TC @ 560mm, ISO 800, 1/1000, f8, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beemer)

This may have the male chicks first flight, it was the first time I saw this chick fly and it was a rapid takeoff unlike other first flights Iíve witnessed where they simply lift off and land a moment later. The chick went about 20 yards and landed on a dead tree near the nest. I love how mom gets a wide eyed look with mouth open and how his sister sites there oblivious to what has taken place. About two minutes later the sister starts to flap her wings and looks like she will launch when she gives up. Her day will come.

This happened at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area on Long Island, New York yesterday. I was talking to a fellow photographer when this happened and am happy to have caught this though I wish I were closer as the crops and sun angle are far from ideal. Iíd moved for the last 2 frames.

Morris



Jul 06, 2012 at 02:57 PM
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p.1 #2 · Osprey chick flight


Morris:
You sure do well with your 80-400.
Douglas



Jul 06, 2012 at 03:18 PM
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p.1 #3 · Osprey chick flight


Very nice job, Morris and good IF captures.
Not sure the IF shots are of a Juvenile. Juvies have "orangy" looking eyes and their upper wing are white spotted. At least here in FL
Socrate



Jul 06, 2012 at 04:46 PM
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p.1 #4 · Osprey chick flight


douter wrote:
Morris:
You sure do well with your 80-400.
Douglas


Thank you Doug,

Morris



Jul 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM
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p.1 #5 · Osprey chick flight


Beautiful capture Morris.


Jul 06, 2012 at 07:22 PM
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Shasoc wrote:
Very nice job, Morris and good IF captures.
Not sure the IF shots are of a Juvenile. Juvies have "orangy" looking eyes and their upper wing are white spotted. At least here in FL
Socrate


Thank you Socrate,

That is a very good observation and the female chick has an orange eye. Another larger male was in the nest with them a few minutes earlier and there was no commotion. I just did some reading and confirmed the orange or reddish eyes for juveniles so now Iím wondering what is going on in this nest. The one that Iím showing flying has the sharper feathers and lighter underbelly of a juvenile. I just opened the original RAW and tried different white balance and even then I think the eyes are yellow. The first male flew with a lot more power. Now I donít know what I sawÖ.

Thank you for pointing this out.

Morris



Jul 06, 2012 at 07:25 PM
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morris wrote:
Thank you Socrate,

That is a very good observation and the female chick has an orange eye. Another larger male was in the nest with them a few minutes earlier and there was no commotion. I just did some reading and confirmed the orange or reddish eyes for juveniles so now Iím wondering what is going on in this nest. The one that Iím showing flying has the sharper feathers and lighter underbelly of a juvenile. I just opened the original RAW and tried different white balance and even then I think the eyes are yellow. The first male flew with
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That is strange to see two males in the same nest.
I've been following a couple of Osprey nests and never seen two males in the same nest.
I might just make a post of them.




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p.1 #8 · Osprey chick flight




Way to go Morris!



Jul 06, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #9 · Osprey chick flight


Very nice Morris. Thanks for sharing!


Jul 06, 2012 at 09:19 PM
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p.1 #10 · Osprey chick flight


Great action Morris! I too was looking at the expression of the adult.

Tim



Jul 06, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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p.1 #11 · Osprey chick flight


very nice images morris


Jul 06, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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p.1 #12 · Osprey chick flight


Get shots whether they be of juvenile or not. .
You even have a dragon in flight in the last shot

Birdie



Jul 06, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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p.1 #13 · Osprey chick flight


nice dragon

Joe



Jul 06, 2012 at 11:27 PM





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