Sunday, April 3, 2011

She's Gonna Love This Stick

This morning, after visiting my favorite flock of turkeys, I was fortunate to find a mating pair of osprey. They were renovating a nest on top of a telephone pole next to a cranberry bog.

The male had found a stick that it was bringing to the nest. It circled by the nest two or three times before it dropped the stick in the nest and flew away. This was one of the best opportunities that I have had to photograph osprey up close.

I am particularly pleased with this shot, because the eye of the osprey is tack sharp and the lighting was excellent. The mid morning light shows through the feathers on the bird's wings, making them translucent. I used aperture priority on ISO 800 with a -.3 exposure compensation dialed in.

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