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    Osprey

    He was kind enough to come in just overhead. Wish he had found something to eat. C&C always welcome.

    Osprey

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    Osprey

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    Incredible captures Paul, The exposure and detail is excellent for such difficult shots.

    Dave

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    Darn I hate that that lens, great shots Paul. I like the first one the best. I'm going to have some fun with PP with it. Talk to you soon JimC

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    Re: Osprey

    Thanks Dave, their in flight motion is pretty cool and even helps to make the shot a bit easier.

    Thanks Jim, the lens says...don't be a hater.

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    Great captures.

    Now that I know where there is a nest and where they fish, will hopefully get to catch them closer this year.

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    Hi Paul,

    I have to agree, great captures.

    It's really a buzz when you "get lucky" like this isn't it?
    (especially when you have the right camera and lens ready to hand and the sky is favourable)

    Makes all the hours spent at other times seem worthwhile

    Cheers,

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    Thanks Bobo and good luck on the hunt, I look forward to seeing those shots.

    Thanks Dave and Yes! It is always nice when you get those little surprises, nicer when you are able to put it together and walk away with some descent shots.

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    Wow, great shots of a great bird. Really like the first one.

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    Re: Osprey

    Superb, Paul. Excellent work.

    I'm spending my life hopping between CiC and this webcam, which is an Osprey nest quite close to my home (and I am a member of the organisation whose site it is). This bird has nested on this nest for 22 years. Osprey's are believed to have a life span of only about 12/13 years, but she just keeps on arriving back from Africa. It is though she may be the oldest ever Osprey. She's got a new mate this year as her partner of the last few years has not made it back.

    Last year none of the eggs hatched. This year she's sitting on three. First hatching is hoped for around 20th May. These eggs are her 64th, 65th and 66th.

    There is a 24-hour security on the nest to stop egg-hunters stealing the eggs. Some folk are really weird!

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    Thank you Andy.

    Wow Donald, that is an old bird and a lot of hatchlings. I find these Osprey quite interesting from the way they fly to the size of prey they regularly capture. In some cases larger/heavier than they are and yet they manage to fly off with it. That is power! Thank you for the comment and link.

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    Great stuff again Paul, always look foreword to seeing your next post.

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    Paul: Just saw this thread, and glad I didn't miss seeing those shots! I'm a big fan of
    #2, as it seems to embody all of his/her power and grace. Osprey

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