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Posted: 11/21/2012 11:50:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:51:04 PM EST by BrainOnSigs]
I love to photograph birds. My favorite are the raptors. I have hundreds of photos so I thought I would share a few here.

Female Osprey rebuilding the nest after storm damage:


Osprey defending it's perch:


Osprey reflection with fish:


Female American Bald eagle imitating an F-15 after an Osprey buzzed her nest:


Her triumphant return after chasing the Osprey away:




I have been tracking this female (on left) for a decade. She is huge compared to the males.


Juvenile American Bald Eagle getting buzzed by an Osprey:


Red-Shouldered Hawk:




Preparing for lift-off:


Warm light on early AM flight:


Red-Tailed Hawk in flight:
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:03:35 AM EST
Wow. That made my morning getting to see these cool shots.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:28:08 AM EST
Nice pictures
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:10:59 AM EST
Nice shots !
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:05:39 AM EST
I love raptors - especially Bald Eagles and Ospreys. The "Osprey reflection with fish" shot is cool.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:25:05 AM EST
great pics!!


I'm jealous
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:24:01 AM EST
Nice work!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:31:48 AM EST
Excellent shots!!
If you dont mind my asking, what equipment (Camera & lenses) are you using for those shots?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:05:08 PM EST
Clicked on your post expecting to see a dinasaur

Um, wow you have skills!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:21:36 PM EST
Where in Florida are you?
Great shot btw.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:21:29 PM EST
Thanks for the kind comments. I live in St. Petersburg, FL. These shots all were taken within a few miles from my home. I was using either a Nikon D300 or a Nikon D700. The lens was either a Nikon 300mm f/4 prime with a 1.4x teleconverter or a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:07:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 7:07:53 PM EST by thormx538]
Originally Posted By BrainOnSigs:
Thanks for the kind comments. I live in St. Petersburg, FL. These shots all were taken within a few miles from my home. I was using either a Nikon D300 or a Nikon D700. The lens was either a Nikon 300mm f/4 prime with a 1.4x teleconverter or a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom.


Wow! Awesome shots. I have a 300 f/4 coming my way in the mail (the old screwdriver style), so that's really awesome to see such great shots with it and a TC.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:53:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 11:54:18 PM EST by BrainOnSigs]
Originally Posted By thormx538:
Originally Posted By BrainOnSigs:
Thanks for the kind comments. I live in St. Petersburg, FL. These shots all were taken within a few miles from my home. I was using either a Nikon D300 or a Nikon D700. The lens was either a Nikon 300mm f/4 prime with a 1.4x teleconverter or a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom.


Wow! Awesome shots. I have a 300 f/4 coming my way in the mail (the old screwdriver style), so that's really awesome to see such great shots with it and a TC.



Probably one of the best values for a prime lens. I took these pics of a Long-Billed Curlew a couple of day ago with my D700 and the 300mm f/4 + 1.4x tele combo:

Cold and sleepy:


Early AM groom session:




"Much better....now...where is my coffee?"


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