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Old 30 September 2005, 20:14   #1
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Osprey (The Bird )

Was out in the Bay today and came across an Osprey sitting on a yacht mast eating his lunch. Ran off a few shots and managed to get a couple of decent ones.
Turned off the engine and let the RIb drift in amongst the moored yachts (Nice to be one big fender )
Got pretty close before he flew off,
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Fantastic!!!!!!!
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Old 30 September 2005, 23:27   #3
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Amazing pictures! What camera setup did you use?
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Beautiful shots Dal.

Keran and Martin will like those !

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Some of the best photos I have seen in a long time!!! Long lens - really close or both???
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Used my Canon 20D with Image stabilised lens at full zoom of 135MM.
Was shot at 500 at F5.6 at ISO 400.
Image was still small,so used photoshop to zoom in and sharpen.
The bird was very obliging, as when I drifted close ,he allowed me to get almost to the yacht he was perching on before showing his dissent by "yelping "at me and then gliding off.
I approached him about 3 times this way,( I like that nice 4 stroke Suzuki ) before I reckoned he'd earned his lunch and a little peace and quiet.
The original magnification from just the optical zoom is shown below and then the zoomed image..
Glad you liked them; it was the first time I had got close to one of these impressive birds. Nice fish too; I'm jealous
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Bloody hell you WERE close!!! I have a 12x optical stabilised zoom on my camera equiv to a 420mm lens but obviously just haven't been in the right place at the right time!!!
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