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We just returned from a three day sailing trip on the Chesapeake Bay. First day, 25-35 knots of wind, it was memorable, also for the extreme low tides, as the NW wind blew water out of the Bay, and a few groundings (the bottom of the Bay is mostly mud). I was not able to take as many bird photos as I would have liked, as I was at the helm much of the time. At the Wye River, we saw numerous Bald Eagles (tomorrow's entry), which are a bit hard to get close to. Ospreys are a different story. Once almost extinct because of DDT, they have made a serious comeback, and almost every marker has an osprey nest on it. Many are not shy, being used to boats passing close by. Such was this one. I think that they are still sitting on eggs.

Over the next few days, I will upload a range of photos from this sailing trip.

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens:Olympus zuiko 18-180 lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 May 2013 - 9:54 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:ESP
Flash:Auto, Did not fire, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Auto
Title:Osprey
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:29 May 2013 - 12:42 AM
Tags:Ospreys, Sailing photos, Wildlife / nature
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 12:50 AM

This is one super osprey image---It does look like they are sitting on eggs!

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 1:34 AM

Beautiful! It is the same down here in Florida. We were out towards the Gulf of Mexico yesterday and every marker along the channel had a nest! Patti Smile

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 4:33 AM

Fine picture nice capture.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 May 2013 - 4:59 AM

I am constantly amazed at the way different birds construct their nests - from an untidy mess like this to the neat and well constructed Weaver's nest Smile This is a lovely image Peter and the trip sounds like an amazing adventure !! Looking forward to the pics Smile

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 5:04 AM

A common sight on the Bay is Ospreys flying with sticks in their mouths, Herman. These nests are similar to Blue Heron nests, also large nests of sticks, though as I remember them, they may tend to be neater, and are usually high up in trees. Blue Herons are also quite plentiful on the Chesapeake. I think they may be the most beautiful flyers I know, and also very graceful and lovely birds.

Peter

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johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 5:53 AM

Its good to see and hear that nature is recovering from Man's destruction with the DDT problem Peter, it must have been a wonderful few days to see this kind of recovery, beautifully captured....John

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ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 5:57 AM

Sounds like you had a good time, great capture........GrinGrin

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achieverswales
29 May 2013 - 6:19 AM

Beautiful bird well taken Peter.

Regards

Trev.

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Deep_Bhatia
29 May 2013 - 8:04 AM

Well seen and captured.

deep

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

Superb shot, exceptionally well spotted and captured

Hugh

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2013 - 3:31 AM

Great picture and very interesting narrative of this wonderful
feathered friend. They are so good a recycling to by the looks of the nest
so they are environly friendly too. We watch Mud Larks build a nest once in our garden
by picking up the fur from the grass and from their beds of our two dogs that were molting.
It was amazingly constructed…….GrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By Jocelia at 30 May 2013 - 3:32 AM

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
7 Jun 2013 - 5:40 AM

Great image, beautiful nest !!!Smile

Regards,
LuDa

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