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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

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Challenge: National Geographic II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Dunrobin area (Ottawa)
Date: Jun 26, 2011
Aperture: 4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2011

I ended up finding, a new Osprey location one day. Yes, google can be a great resource! I arrived and starting shooting. Ten minutes later, a suv slowly pulled up. The guy was very nice, just seeing how the shoot was going. He then asked ,If I knew about the other spot. I answered with a No? He said to follow him, he'd take me their. So off I followed. It ended up being fantastic. A pair have settled on a hydro pole. Quite low, for this type of nest. Best of all, the light angle and birds flight pattern, were excellent. I can't wait to reshoot again. This time, a little later in the day. Possibly with a reflector, lighting the nest area. Should be great!

Image was cropped and very little pp adjustment. Some sticks from the nest, were removed from the scene. Converted to jpeg for dpc

Place: 10 out of 117
Avg (all users): 6.7101
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7241
Avg (non-participants): 6.7000
Views since voting: 1317
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 138
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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07/08/2011 02:11:38 PM
And I see it was a 4000th! Man that should be fast enough? It's pretty sharp, yet the crop and jpg compression maybe reduced a bit of the sharpness the original would have had?
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07/08/2011 09:41:11 AM
Sweet capture! Congrats on the top 10!
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07/08/2011 04:39:32 AM
Well done on your patience and effort and the deserved top10. Wonderful that the other tog was so giving to a compatriot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2011 03:19:05 AM
Lovely shot, great focus but slightly faster shutter speed would have made it a 10, perfect sky, good title. Wildlife story. I feel it has been cropped quite a bit. Worthy of NG? Due to the technical difficulty and presentation, I think so. Also a possible ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy?
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07/05/2011 08:59:45 PM
Wendy. Lovely capture. The signature blue and the great focus are ... inspiring.

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07/03/2011 03:45:19 AM
You have certainly captured the power of the bird. Wonderful posture and wing position.
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07/02/2011 08:06:11 PM
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07/02/2011 12:47:12 AM
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07/01/2011 04:38:46 PM
Amazing detail in the wings, excellent capture.
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07/01/2011 07:30:02 AM
It looks like Wendy's osprey - am I right?
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07/01/2011 02:05:58 AM
Love those wings, fantastic. 9
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