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Osprey Landing on Nest

A male osprey with wings spread wide landing on nest with female mate.

Osprey Landing on Nest

Osprey Landing on Nest

Flying Osprey

An osprey soars through the blue sky.

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Osprey Scanning for Fish

Here is a male osprey perched in a tree on the river bank scanning the water for fish to eat.

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Osprey on a Post

A male osprey is enjoying his fresh catch of fish on a summer morning high on top of a hydro pole. This photo was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens with a 1.4x teleconvertor giving an effective focal length of 840 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at f9 and the ISO was set at 5000.

Osprey on a Pole

Osprey on a Pole

Dinner Time

A male osprey stops for a fish dinner on the top of a hydro pole.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera, a Sigma 150-600 mm lens and a 1.4x teleconverter set at 840 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/1000 second, the aperture was set to f9 and the ISO was set to 2500.

Osprey Dinner Time

Osprey Dinner Time

Where is Lunch Mom!

Here are two young osprey telling mom they are hungry and want to eat now. This photograph was taken with a Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 lens with a 1.4x teleconverter giving a effective length of 840 mm. The shutter speed was set at 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at f9 and the ISO was set at 2500.

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Where is Lunch Mom!

Where is Lunch Mom!

Osprey Returns with Fish for Dinner

A male osprey flying back to the nest to feed his family with a fish for dinner.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 375 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/1250 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and an ISO was set at 320.

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Osprey with Fish

Osprey with Fish

Mommy, Daddy and Baby Osprey

This week I found a new addition to the osprey nest I have been watching.  The male osprey returned to the nest with diner, the female was very vocal and all of a sudden a little head peeks over the edge of the nest.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set to 600 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/1600 second, the aperture was set to f8.0 and the ISO was set to 1250

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Family of Osprey in the Nest

Family of Osprey in the Nest

Osprey Landing on Nest

Here is a male osprey returning to nest, wings spread wide to slow down for a landing.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 260 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/2000 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set to 500.

Osprey Landing on Nest

Osprey Landing on Nest

First Male Osprey of the Year!

Many of the birds have returned to the Ottawa area. Here is my first photo this year of a male osprey sitting on the nest.  It was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at F6.3 and the ISO was set to 320.

Male Osprey on Nest in the Spring

Male Osprey on Nest in the Spring

First Female Osprey of the Year!

Early this morning I found a female and male near their nest.  Here is my first photograph this year of a female osprey perched in a tree surveying her territory.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at f8.0 and the ISO was set at 400.

Female Osprey Perched on a Branch

Female Osprey Perched on a Branch

Female Osprey

Osprey Take-Off!

The female osprey takes flight from the nest.  Her powerful wings are at the top of there stoke, allowing her to gain altitude over the nest in just a few large wing flaps.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D camera and a 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set at 1/1600 second, the aperture was  set at F6.3 and the ISO was set at 250.

Osprey Take-Off

Osprey Take-Off


Osprey in Flight!

After a long summer of photographing a family of osprey on the banks of the Rideau River, I managed to capture this shot of an osprey soaring through the air with his wings spread wide and his piercing yellow eyes fixated on his target.  The osprey's beautiful colouring on his wings, head and body are highlighted in the bright blue sky.  This photography was taken with my Canon 7D camera and a 400 mm telephoto lens.  The aperture was set to f6.3 , ISO was set to 200 and the shutter speed was set at 1/1600 second to freeze the motion of the wings.

Osprey in Flight!

Osprey in Flight!

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Red Trillium Studio Tour - November 14-15

Studio Tour - Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Free Admission
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Manotick Arts Association – Fall Show & Sale - November 21-22

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