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Osprey & Blue

Osprey & Blue
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 75-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the World, Birds in Flight 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-01 19:18
Viewed: 4260
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today there was a bit of blue sky. My sister and I went for a short hike (in the rain), saw a huge herd of Elk, and then went down to the Osprey nest to take some shots. Most of the sky was cloudy but the bird cooperated and I got this shot.

Scientific name: Pandion haliaetus
Size: 21-24 1/2 in. long; wingspread 54-72 in
One of the most widely distributed birds in the world.
They do not breed until they are 3 years old.
Weight Males 2 lbs. 10 oz. to 3 lbs. 8 1/2 oz.;
Weight Females 2 lbs. 12 oz. to 4 lbs. 3 3/4 oz.
Flight Speed: 20 - 80 m.p.h.

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To aido: Yes, even more difficult toj_wyatt 1 04-04 00:27
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Hi Julie;

Nice captured of the Osprey and a clear blue sky. Well done!

Hello Julie, Nice photo and good shot. TFS.
Mehmet Hamurkaroglu

That turned out well, I love that he's just positioned in the blue. Considering how hard it was to shot this moving target, you did well!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-02 17:37]
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Hi Julie,
After spending today trying to shoot birds in flight for the first time I can appreciate just how hard it is! A very nice shot, good exposure and detail, nicely framed.

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