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long to return

long to return
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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-31 6:18
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 6
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Here the Osprey was in flight and seems to be looking right at me as it circles overhead. I was lucky (for several reasons) to get this shot with my camera... 12X zoom fully extended. I really can appreciate the wonderful captures of my "ranger" friend here on TrekNature... Ashbed (CelticRanger). This shot is dedicated to him and all his fantastic "in flight" photos. :)

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Author Unknown (although sometimes attributed to Leonardo da Vinci).

Taken hand-held, auto everything, 12X zoom fully extended... some cropping and PP work in Photoshop CS2.

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hello Larry

TN Ranger friend

thank you very much for the dedication you give me big smile this morning,
excellent work with your Panasonic Lumix FZ20 bridge camera,
you shooted the photo at the best moment because of the V pose
flight of the Osprey that i love, also excellent frontal POV,
superbly focused with excellent sharpness and details,

birds of prey in the sky i have only 2 photos,
i would love to have one day a photo like your's,

TFS very much


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-31 19:36]

Hello Larry,
Great shot showing the typical wing pattern of the Osprey while in flight. Excellent facial features captured with beautiful natural colors. Nicely composed with just the right exposure.
I haven't been fortunate enough to see any of these beautiful birds of prey yet this year, but I have seen a few Bald Eagles.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-02 7:10]

Hello Larry,
Beautiful photo of this Osprey in flight. Good sharpness and natural colours. Great frontal POV. I like the personal choice of composition.

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