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Osprey Chicks

Osprey Chicks

The Osprey chicks have hatched. Don't they look prehistoric? I believe there are 3 of them in the nest. This was my very first look at them. The parents were doing a good job of keeping them out of sight. Plus, in spite of my precautions I managed to pick up a tick. Luckily I felt it walking on my arm, but that finished the shoot for me. I ran screaming home. I am not anxious to go back too soon. It's a jungle out there!



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Date: Thu June 26, 2008
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They look like ancient condors or something. I noticed your work a couple years ago with an osprey family, and followed your nature photography every since. I think you must have upgraded your lenses or your creeping-up techniques since then, since this seems a lot closer, and very clear.

#1 Thu June 26, 2008 6:32am

Nice capture Amanda..........Jimmy.
#2 Thu June 26, 2008 7:30am

So you were ticked off !!
Great shot Amanda...john
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#3 Thu June 26, 2008 10:46am

This is excellent. Yes they look more like pteradactyl chicks - wierd looking! Lol John's comment - but I am not surprised that tic ticked you off - not the best creature to get bitten by! Glad you caught it first. Viv
#4 Thu June 26, 2008 12:44pm

Pteradactyl, that's it! I was trying to remember that when I said condors.

#5 Thu June 26, 2008 2:42pm

Lol @ your own admission Amanda Smile
They also look rather hungry too... Must have been rather hot there are I see they are panting... Smile
Good capture & don't let a little bug scare you away from these fellows because not all of us can even manage to get as close as so far you have been doing! Smile
#6 Thu June 26, 2008 6:33pm

I so often feel like I'm riding on your back getting to see all these things I have never seen before... thank you so much for sharing this... I have never seen osprey chicks.. look at those eyes!!! just amazing.....
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#7 Fri June 27, 2008 12:41am

Thanks, everyone for looking and commenting. I'm glad you like it. Smile!
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