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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    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:

    http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=6548455

    (O:

    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
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  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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