Osprey with Prey

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by me, Jul 23, 2008.

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    me, Jul 23, 2008
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  2. Nice stuff, Ed, very nice.

    It got me thinking, though: Would a tasty mouse tethered tightly to the
    top of one's lens shade bring the bugger right in on you, talons
    extended: What a shot!
    John McWilliams, Jul 23, 2008
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    me Guest

    Thanks. This is an extreme variation on an idea a colleague has discussed
    with me given his observation the literature says osprey solely eat fish,
    but he has observed them eating mice/voles. That isn't such a hard stretch
    given GBH are known to have a substantial portion of their diet made of
    mice/voles on the shoreline. Definitely a technique used for Red-Tailed
    Hawks from what I have heard. Personally, I don't go for this type of
    thing. Then again my photography is mainly an extension of other activities
    in my life, not a sole focus This walk along the river was/is foremost a
    dog/personal outing supplemented by the camera.
    me, Jul 24, 2008
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    I agree, these are fine images.
    Then you might get shots like this one, but without all the annoying
    background clutter:



    IIRC, Miguel gets these from a bird sanctuary where the birds do
    'performances', but they remain quite remarkable images..
    Mark Thomas, Jul 24, 2008
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    Again, thanks.
    Again, not photography I embrace. Two of my colleagues recently did a trip
    to Homer, Alaska with Ken Conger to photograph eagles at Jean Keenes's. I
    don't begrudge anything they've done. They got a few great pics. I said
    thanks, but no thanks to being a part of the trip.Will I ever get an eagle
    shot anywhere close to what anyone on the trip got, no. But, then that's
    just not me.Then again, I personally find more satisfaction in those few
    eagle shots I get walking on the James River with my and my friend's dogs.
    To each their own.
    me, Jul 24, 2008
  6. Absolutely, and well put. Too many want to impose their own values or
    druthers on others, be it photography or most anything.
    John McWilliams, Jul 24, 2008
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