Port Perry Osprey....still there!

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  1. JOAT

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    Today I went to go visit the osprey that Airic told me about last year. There are at least 2 that I've seen there from last year so I wasn't sure if they would be there still. The weather was crappy so getting proper exposure and lighting was challenging. Most of my shots ended up with washed out skies due to it being overcast. One particular osprey kept going back and forth a few times bringing branches for the nest as if it was doing some renovations.

    So I ended up doing some post in photoshop to make the skies more lively.

    This picture shows how most of my pics came out with the washed out skies.
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    Anyway I'm glad to see that they are still there and I can always go back on a nice sunny day :)
     
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    Nice work Joat. I have been by there a few times recently looking for them but they must have just arrived a few days ago. I will not get a chance to see them now until early May.

    Eric
     
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    Wow, nice post-work on those! 3, 4 and 8 are my faves - not that there's a thing wrong with the others.
     
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    nice shots Joat, tough shooting conditions with the white skys. there were only 2 last year, until the 2 youngins came along.
     
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    great stuff, reminds me I must get up to Rutland Water soon to see the Ospreys there
     
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    great stuff..i'm near port..are these ones in town....on #7 toward the island or near the park?
     
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    Cool! This is the only one I know of where I live, thanks to Airic

    I guess I was lucky bro...I was really hoping that they would be and I'm glad I made the trip. If you are going to go some time in may give me a shout maybe we can go together.

    Thanx Ant, I'm planning on doing some better post on them actually, they were done rather quickly.

    Yeah, it would have been nicer with sunny skies but there is always next time.

    Thanks LP and Emo. This is in the Scugog area off Reach St. just east of Hwy 12.
     
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    Hi Emogirl

    these birds are at a baseball diamond, center field., I think there is a school there, and you drive behind the school, on the right, and they are at the back, close to the sewage lagoons., very close to #12 hwy.

    click here to see the area, the bb diamonds are in the center of this map., and bring a lawnchair!

    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=44.110761,-78.971529&spn=0.035497,0.069351&om=1
     
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    thanks Ray..i know where the ball diamond is!! I'll have to make a morning of it! thanks!
     
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    cool., wish I had time to come up there.. go early, and catch the low sun, and golden light!
     
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    Those pics are total US presidential emblem like lol, cept youre in Canada.
     
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    First time I see pictures of a bird with a branch, very cool, thanks for sharing.
     

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