Monday, April 18, 2011

Interior Decorating

_DSC6723 topaz nx 72dpi, originally uploaded by Donnie Fulks.

We have a new pair of Osprey nesting on the farm this Spring. They built the nest shown here in one day- that is a lot of trips, one stick at a time. The male seemed to be bringing most of the larger sticks. This image was one of a sequence of the female bringing straw to line the nest. They are remarkable flying machines.

The trick to getting the shot is to get the prevailing wind and the angle of sun lined up together because they land and takeoff into the wind. Shot at 400mm on a DX sensor, the image shown was slightly cropped. A 600mm lens would be preferred.

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