Young Osprey has taken flight.....finally!

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  1. EricD

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    Well finally after all these weeks the young osprey finally took off on 6-25-09 for the first time. Had to wait this one out for a few hours but it was obvious flight was about to happen.
    Mama Osprey flew to a near by tower and called to her young. I could see the little guy pacing back and forth, squatting those legs like he wanted to jump.....then finally the big moment. I took so many photos while he was flying around my head, sometimes with in 30 feet.




    First leap off the nest......
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    Loving the freedom off flight...all those months in that nest!!
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    Man was he getting close to those power lines!!!!

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    Trying to land near me on the top of the parking garage...but changed his mind.....

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    A real close fly over right over m head...thought he was going to snatch my caamera!!

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    Wow, that's amazing... what a cool moment to experience! What a stunning bird, too! I've never actually seen one. Look at those eyes! Some amazing shots, too! Thank you very much for sharing, I really enjoyed looking at these. I continue to be amazed at how people manage to rip off shots of birds as I simply cannot manage to do it myself.
     
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    Wicked Awesome work Erik. Time well spent getting those first flight photos.

    You Rock.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    DeadEye.
     
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    I am sooo jealous and really glad you were there to capture the action. Wrent there 2 babies?? Thanks and regards from NY.
     
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    Thank you for sharing this series. I've been following along since the start and it's really nice to see his first flight.
     
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    I hope to take shots like you someday...:drool:
     
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    Wow great shots. What lens do you use for these shots on your D300?
     
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    very beautiful and the last one is stunning! :)
     
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    Great shots. nice details in the bird
     
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    you must be thinking of the Eaglets I was posting as well, Osprey only had one chick, her other egg never hatched. Last year she had 3 chicks that made the fledge!


    Josh220:

    I used a Nikkor 200-400mm F4 ED, IF, VR lens
     
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    It should be fine on the power lines as long as it does not touch a ground (i.e. the post itself).

    Awesome shots, I wish I had good sites around me where I could take pictures of birds of prey.
     
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    WOW !

    Beautiful images. And what a moment to be a part of.

    Just goes to show Patience is a tool all photographers should carry in their bags. Cheap too.

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