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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Dam Osprey


Have not been to this spot in a while, it was very busy with herons and egerts, and a few eagles early in the year. Now it seems like the osprey are running the spot. Saw probably 5 or 6 in the air one time, at a good distance. Been working on getting more then just the sky in my flight photos.

Lots of photos but I tried to give a good variety or different background and activity.

after taking these photos, even with a 1.4x converter it seems like most of the places I shoot locally I need to be even closer, then I think about a 600mm, and In Nikon its 10+lbs, too much weight, and the canon is 8.6lbs, the same as my Nikon 500 vr that is hand holdable for me.. also the d800 is great for cropping, but 4fps misses some osprey diving shots, and even AF is kinda hunting sometimes with the 1.4 converter, which stays on a lot. man, I love the controls of Nikon, never used a canon, but a 5d mk iii and 600mm II, is really sparking my interest.

its really just the little things, yet, IMO, if Nikon made a version 2 that was similar in weight to the canons, which im sure they will, then I would still need to buy that, and sell my 500.

ehh, I know the d800 isn't great for wildlife other then cropablity, which is great, speed usually isn't too much of a concern for me most of the time. although more FPS would be great. the biggest thing is metering inconsistency and autofocus speed sometimes, and loosing autofocus on fast moving birds.

1) one photos I was really happy to get. was lucky to have a low angle at the time.


2) doing the hover, looking for a fish


3) got a catfish and coming right at me...(well not really, it was cropped even at 700mm.)


4) closer up with the catfish


5) a dive


6) with the catfish again


7) another hover


8) flight shot


9) a very heavy crop, I just wish he did this closer to me.


10) Thanks for looking....



Sep 09, 2013 at 08:54 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Dam Osprey


Beautiful osprey set, Matthew.

- Tam



Sep 09, 2013 at 09:46 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Dam Osprey


A great set Matthew. Lots of very nice shots, but 1 and 4 stand out for me ~ Ron


Sep 09, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Dam Osprey


Nice set Matthew. #1 & 7 for me.


Sep 10, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Dam Osprey


Super set Matt

Morris



Sep 10, 2013 at 01:52 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Dam Osprey


Wonderful set Matthew ! 1, 4 , 5 and 6 are my favorites.

Birdie



Sep 10, 2013 at 02:25 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Dam Osprey


nice job on the ospreys Matthew


Sep 10, 2013 at 09:27 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Dam Osprey


Very nice work Matthew, I really like the opening the shot

Tim



Sep 10, 2013 at 01:11 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Dam Osprey


Eye candy for me Matthew, great job with all of these.
David



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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Dam Osprey


Awesome Osprey set Matthew!

Phoo



Sep 11, 2013 at 07:34 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Dam Osprey


What a awesome set of ospreys.
Paul



Sep 11, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Dam Osprey


Thanks all


Sep 11, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Dam Osprey


#1 is a fantastic job! Sure love the water level perspective and the energy of the osprey is pretty evident.

Great job and thanks for sharing.

Brian



Sep 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Dam Osprey


yes, #1 was a shot I have never got before, and the happy with lighting, tones and angle of it, as well as the water splash, and it was not too heavy of a crop.

but then again I never got a photo of on osprey grabbing a fish right out of the water and heading towards me, too bad those where cropped too much for good quality.



Sep 11, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Dam Osprey


im going to add these 2 GBH just cause, I thought the second one was funny and the first I liked the background.

they where also shot the same day. I actually think this was the heron that ran off on osprey off a branch.










how many channels can he get?




Sep 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Dam Osprey


Very nice.....see u next week for sure

Btw that GBH behavior. Is somewhat common.....I've been told its to shade the chicks but I have my doubts as this time of yr the chicks are gone



Sep 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Dam Osprey


Excellent series of osprey shots, Matt!


Sep 11, 2013 at 11:55 PM





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