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And Just Who Are You?
03-MAY-2006 BJ Ramsay

And Just Who Are You?

NAS Patuxent River, MD

I had a nice serene sunrise this morning very similar to a couple of my previous posts.
I then sat and watched an Egret wait to catch breakfast, 1 gb later I had a couple of nice shots, one or two I may post later. But no action! The ospreys out over the water are obviously sitting on eggs, heads are down, no cackling, etc. So I packed up to leave.

I decided to stop at a different rec area on the base on the way back to the office, my convertable top was down and I had the 80-400 on just in case. As I pulled in to stop I heard the distinctive sound of a couple of ospreys, only to find they were flying right over the top of me. A couple turned out to be about eight at best count so I squirmed in the car to shoot, finally stepped out to shoot, and gig and a half later I finally made it to work. More to follow after this shot.

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/800s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso100 full exif

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Marco Valk05-Feb-2011 13:45
Terrific shot; amzing flight pose.
Karen Moen29-Nov-2007 07:46
Love the lighting on the tail feathers. And best of all was how he was looking down at you. I have that 80-400 lens and got many nice shots until it fell with the camera from a tripod. Now it doesn't work at all! I haven'y found out how much repairs will cost. Voted.
Hank Vander Velde09-Jul-2007 22:58
Fantastic shot Bryan.. V.
Jean Chiasson15-May-2007 01:54
Fantastic capture vote
Jean D11-Dec-2006 02:08
Great capture, Bryan! ~V~
Sam X29-Aug-2006 02:21
...fantastic shot...and so crisp
Wei O'Connell24-Aug-2006 03:15
Stunning shot. voted.
Sebastian20-Aug-2006 17:27
Wonderful shot! Voted
Donnaray24-Jun-2006 02:16
brilliant vote
Chris P.29-May-2006 02:07
Wow! Here's lookin' at you! Nice capture!
Wei O'Connell27-May-2006 03:00
Excellent shot. Beautiful detail and lighting. voted.
Christina Conroy25-May-2006 05:16
What a stunning shot! And thanks for sharing the story behind it! It's so nice to "stumble" on such great moments!
Greg Harp06-May-2006 02:52
Wow!! Amazing capture. GMV
Yi Feng06-May-2006 02:52
Excellent capture. Great back lighting! V
Bob Foisel04-May-2006 16:12
Beverly Wickersham04-May-2006 16:00
Excellent shot. He's staring you down. Nice backlighting on the tailfeathers. Vote.
Bryan Murahashi04-May-2006 15:36
Amazing capture. Great expression and feather spread. GMV.
lou_rozensteins04-May-2006 09:28
A beautiful flight shot. Very nice details. Well done.
henrywong04-May-2006 06:41
great shot!
Steven Jusczyk04-May-2006 06:35
Guest 04-May-2006 04:17
sweet shot.
Herb Knufken04-May-2006 03:33
Nice image
Mark Holmes04-May-2006 03:13
Nice shot! Those guys are moving fast to blur a wing at 1/800th!

papajim04-May-2006 02:53
Oh, did you ever get its attention! Absolutely wonderful distance shot. I love the expression on the osprey's face. Vote
Guest 04-May-2006 02:48
Great Shot